#Flash: Breakthrough Research: Testing Saliva Samples for Co
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A team of clinician-researchers at BIDMC demonstrated in a real-world trial that tests of self-collected saliva produced equivalent results to tests performed by experienced healthcare professionals using NP swabs. In an outpatient setting, saliva testing can detect 93% of COVID-19 infections, according to the researchers. The findings could help in overcoming the testing bottlenecks that have hampered COVID-19 testing since the outbreak began.

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To find out more about this study please read: https://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/Spectrum.00162-21
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