SalivaDirect is the new COVID-19 Saliva Test developed by Yale’s School of Public Health. The test just got fast-tracked for clearance from the FDA and is poised to rapidly expand access to testing across the United States. What makes these new saliva tests different is that they are far less invasive than the current nasal swab and blood antibody tests, and have shown to be equally sensitive with similar results. The lab at Yale that created the test is seeking to export its open-source lab procedures as well, in an effort to creating further testing efficiency. With persistent testing shortages across the country, our fingers are crossed and our hopes are high!
Read more about what makes this test different from Stat News.