New Fort Worth Coronavirus Test Site Will Use Less Invasive Saliva Test

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

A lot of people may want a Coronavirus test but are squeamish about getting that probe way up into their sinuses.

Now Fort Worth has a plan for that.

That nasal probe is really off-putting for a lot of people including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price who says she's had it done three times.

But at the new test site in Fort Worth, they'll use a much less-invasive saliva test and Price says another benefit is the results could be back in a day or two.

The new site, opening today,  is in North Fort Worth at J.P. Elder Middle School which can handle about 300 patients a day.