Covid saliva tests
Is there a compelling reason why Mayo doesn't offer Covid saliva and/or Oropharyngeal tests? Our family's experience with testing, both Nasopharyngeal and Anterior Nares, vary drastically in terms of discomfort from provider to provider. I.e., my daughter tolerated one Nasopharyngeal procedure without an issue, but was left crying with a running nose for hours after the less invasive Anterior Nares procedure. Is there a reason the less invasive testing options like the saliva test aren't recognized for things like dental appointments?