Speaking to Chinese state TELEVISION, Li Tongzeng suggested that coronavirus tests with samples from the anus region could produce more accurate results.
In Addition to the samples taken from the nose and throat for coronavirus testing in China, samples have now started to be taken from the anus region. After the coronavirus test application taken with anus samples at a school in the capital Beijing, the view was that samples from the anal region could give more accurate results.
Li Tongzeng, an infectious diseases unit at Beijing You’an Hospital, said research has found that viruses in the anus region are more intense and live longer than other parts of the body.
Speaking to Chinese state TELEVISION, Li Tongzeng suggested that coronavirus tests with samples from the anus region could produce more accurate results. However, it is not very convenient to take samples in this way, the Chinese expert said, noting that this can only be said on those who remain in quarantine centers.
Respiratory and digestive tracts
But according to a president Chinese expert, Yang Zhangiu of Wuhan university, it is more effective to take samples through the nose, since the virus is transmitted to man first through nasal (nose) and respiratory organs, not through the digestive organs. “Previously, the virus was found in patient stools, but there is no evidence to suggest that the virus is transmitted through the digestive tract,” Zhangiu said.
Finally, let us state that the studies are quite new and the accuracy of the method mentioned will be tested thanks to the new studies to be carried out. If the studies give a positive result, use can be provided in intensive care units and in various areas.