Intermountain Healthcare is moving away from the dreaded nasal swab COVID-19 test and transitioning to a saliva-based test at all of its sites in Utah.
Intermountain will collect samples from patients over the age of six. And facilities will still offer the nasal swab for children five years and younger and for people who can’t produce enough saliva.
Brandon Webb is an infectious disease physician for Intermountain. At a community update last week, he said other than the way the sample is collected, the test will stay the same.