Saliva test could be ready in weeks: official

September 16, 2020 - All News

Dr. Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki poses in this undated handout photo. A saliva-based COVID-19 test could be deployed in a matter of weeks, say private and public health officials touting various methods under consideration across the country as lineups grow at COVID-19 assessment centres and cases emerge in newly reopened schools. Public Health Ontario's chief of microbiology and laboratory science lists several issues to be resolved before broad provincial use but says saliva collection will soon make it easier to detect infection, especially among children and others unable to tolerate a nasopharyngeal swab. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Lindsey Gibeau

Easier, quicker saliva sampling eyed for next stage of COVID-19 testing

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