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    18th Aug, 2020
  • Saliva Direct is an inexpensive new rapid diagnostic test for novel coronavirus infection that uses saliva samples.
  • It was granted an emergency use authorisation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 15.
  • The test has high sensitivity and can detect when the number of virus copies in the saliva sample is as low as six-12 copies per microlitre.
  • The official data shows 88-94% which is the best accuracy (sensitivity) of any saliva test.

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