Could saliva tests change the COVID-19 diagnosis ?
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Rapid and accurate diagnostic tests are essential for controlling the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Although the current standard involves testing of nasopharyngeal swab specimens by quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) to detect SARS-CoV-2, saliva specimens may be an alternative diagnostic sample.
The nasal swab test is uncomfortable and involves a risk of contaminating the person performing the test. The person being tested often has a rejection reflex, involuntarily coughing, sneezing or even spitting on the healthcare professional holding the swab.
Saliva tests have the advantage of being simpler to perform, less intrusive, with fewer risks and the results can be processed more quickly.
The low-cost and noninvasive procedure of saliva sampling requires minimal processing and retains much of the accuracy of traditional nasopharyngeal swabs
It is widely used in 2019-nCoV detection, gene detection, cytology sample processing, virology cell culture, ELISA, molecular diagnostic detection and saliva extraction of microorganisms.
- Contactless sample collection, less risk for healthcare workers.
- Suitable for all kinds of people, easy method to collect samples.
- Easy to use, non-invasive collection.
- Use medical PP material.
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