There’s a New Saliva-Based Test for Covid-19

It could be an easier way to test than the nose or throat swab

A new coronavirus test that uses a saliva sample instead of a nose swab could soon provide another option for diagnosing people with Covid-19.

According to an announcement on Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the weekend granted emergency use authorization for the test, which was developed by scientists at Rutgers University.

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

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Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.