Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests: N.B.A.-funded saliva test cleared for immediate use

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests: N.B.A.-funded saliva test cleared for immediate use

“Yale University researchers developing a cheap, scalable saliva test for detecting COVID-19 found a specific group of deep-pocketed and willing guinea pigs: the NBA. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization for the SalivaDirect COVID-19 diagnostic test developed by the Yale School of Public Health,” Sophia Chang wrote for Gothamist. […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and tests: Could a saliva test become the new normal?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and tests: Could a saliva test become the new normal?

One Twitter user said being tested for Covid-19 with a nasal swab felt like “being stabbed in the brain.” Others described the test as leaving a burning sensation. Saliva testing offers a painless alternative to nasal swabs. Some saliva tests were approved by the Food and Drug Administration as early as mid-April, but the test […]