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Saliva testing has high accuracy in detecting early cases of SARS-CoV-2 – News-Medical.Net

New research finds saliva testing has a high sensitivity for detecting severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients….

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New research finds saliva testing has a high sensitivity for detecting severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
Current diagnostic testing relies on nasopharyngeal tests where they swab for viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 that cause respiratory infections. But collecting viral samples can be an uncomfortable experience, which may deter people from getting tested. There’s also an exposure risk for healthcare workers performing the tests.
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