New at-home, saliva-based COVID test as effective as PCR in preliminary analysis

Penn State researchers developed an at-home, saliva-based testing platform that can provide results in 45 minutes. In preliminary tests, the platform detects the COVID-casing virus with the same level of sensitivity as PCR tests. Credit: Kelby Hochreither, Penn State PCR tests, also called molecular tests or nucleic acid tests, are considered the gold standard in … Read more