If you thought a throat or nasal swab was uncomfortable for COVID testing, you might want to hold on tight.
China has developed a more accurate COVID test for high-risk cases.
It's an anal swab.
Reports say these tests are more effective in finding COVID because the virus can live longer in your lower digestive tract than your respiratory system.
It could identify a positive test in people who are showing no symptoms at all.
The tests have been used for people already in quarantine.
Some Chinese citizens said they were subject to surprise tests. That's a pretty huge surprise!
A Weibo poll said 80 percent of people would not be amenable to the undercarriage tests.
Doctors admit that the new tests aren't that convenient so it won't be the preferred way to find out if someone has COVID or not. Whew!