Faster, Easier COVID-19 Test Approved as US Testing Rates Fall



A saliva test to detect COVID-19 that was developed by Yale and paid for by the NBA won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval Saturday for emergency use. SalivaDirect, the fifth saliva test approved by the FDA for the disease, uses spit from people who think they have the coronavirus, the agency said. The test is seen as a faster, results in less than 24 hours; cheaper, about $10; simpler, it uses saliva; and less invasive, no swab up the nose. And can use several readily available reagents. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association partnered with the Yale School of Public Health in June, the school...

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