Washington University Develops COVID-19 Saliva Test

Source: Washington University in St. Louis »

A new saliva test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been developed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Results from the COVID-19 diagnostic test are available in a few hours and, ideally, able to be communicated to people tested within a day. Highly sensitive to detecting even tiny levels of the virus in a saliva sample, the test does not require special swabs and reagents that have been in short supply.

Developed in collaboration with the biotechnology company Fluidigm, the test could help simplify and expand the availability of…

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