COVID-19 Diagnostics: How Do Saliva Tests Compare to Swabs?
COVID-19 Diagnostics: How Do Saliva Tests Compare to Swabs?
From hospitals and college campuses to remote villages in French Guiana, scientists have pit the two approaches against one other. See which one comes out ahead.
COVID-19 Diagnostics: How Do Saliva Tests Compare to Swabs?
COVID-19 Diagnostics: How Do Saliva Tests Compare to Swabs?

From hospitals and college campuses to remote villages in French Guiana, scientists have pit the two approaches against one other. See which one comes out ahead.

From hospitals and college campuses to remote villages in French Guiana, scientists have pit the two approaches against one other. See which one comes out ahead.

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FDA Approves New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test
FDA Approves New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test
Amanda Heidt | Aug 17, 2020
SalivaDirect, an open-source protocol, avoids many of the supply bottlenecks of other tools and could be offered for as little as $10 a test.
Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study
Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study
Amanda Heidt | Jul 31, 2020
It’s not clear if their high viral load makes kids more likely to infect others.
Saliva Tests: How They Work and What They Bring to COVID-19
Saliva Tests: How They Work and What They Bring to COVID-19
Amanda Heidt | Jul 9, 2020
Universities and healthcare facilities are planning to use spit tests to conduct large-scale screening.
First Saliva Test for COVID-19 Approved for Emergency Use by FDA
First Saliva Test for COVID-19 Approved for Emergency Use by FDA
Lisa Winter | Apr 14, 2020
The search for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in 60 saliva samples yielded the same results as conventional nasal swab tests taken from the same patients.
Governments Must Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing, Says WHO
Governments Must Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing, Says WHO
Catherine Offord | Mar 18, 2020
The World Health Organization warns that a lack of data on how many people have the disease could undermine containment and mitigation efforts in many countries.
Study Finds Inaccuracies in 40 Percent of DTC Genetic Testing Results
Study Finds Inaccuracies in 40 Percent of DTC Genetic Testing Results
Shawna Williams | Mar 28, 2018
An analysis of 49 patient samples finds high proportions of false positives and misinterpretation.
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2018
The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.
Medical Labs Sue US Government Over Medicare Fees
Medical Labs Sue US Government Over Medicare Fees
Kerry Grens | Dec 12, 2017
The American Clinical Laboratory Association claims that scheduled reimbursements for tests are too low and could put small companies out of business.