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New ‘Quad Swab’ Detects Four Respiratory Illnesses in One Swab

Hospitals and health departments in the Ozarks are using a new test that can detect four respiratory illnesses with one test. The test is called the Quad Swab.

Scott Allen of the Webster County Health Department says the technology comes out of DNA Laboratories in Springfield, and the results are available the next day.

Allen says the Quad Swab will quickly detect exactly which respiratory illness the patient has.