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COVID-19 TESTING

Rapid Saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 Virus Test

Easy Sample Collection - Saliva

Unlike the discomfort from giving a nasopharyngeal swab sample, we collect a passive saliva sample in a tube.  Quick, easy, painless.

Rapid Turnaround

Our goal is to provide results within 12-24 hours from collection. For select providers and clients, we can deliver same day results (ask us for more information on ultra-fast service).

 

Cost Effective

We pass the efficiency of our lab and process on to our customers and patients making our test affordable and price competitive.

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ACCURACY

Reverse Transcriptase Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR) testing, also referred to as nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT), detects the genetic material inside the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 disease.

PCR is considered to be the most reliable test for COVID-19 due to its amplification of unique genetic sequences of SARS-CoV-2 by more than a million-fold, making very low numbers of viral particles detectable.

Another testing option for COVID-19 diagnosis is Antigen testing, which quickly detects proteins on the surface of the COVID-19 virus. The proteins that are measured are not amplified, therefore these tests are typically less sensitive than PCR, meaning “false negatives” are more likely.

The SalivaDirect™ protocol is Authorized by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization.

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SALIVA VS NASAL

Research performed by Yale University concluded that saliva yielded greater sensitivity and consistency throughout the course of infection over existing nasal swap or nasopharyngeal. 

The University of Queensland reviewed studies of different specimen types and found saliva could improve the sensitivity and accuracy of COVID-19 detection.

Relevant Publications:

     Saliva as the Gold Standard

     Spectrum Solution Articles

     Saliva could hold clues...

SALIVA DIRECT™ RESOURCES

WHAT IS

SALIVA DIRECT™?

PATIENT FACT SHEET

PROVIDER FACT SHEET

SALIVA DIRECT™

FAQ

 
 
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INSURANCE & FREE TESTING

Tests ordered by physicians are covered for patients that qualify for insurance reimbursement by having certain symptoms or recent suspected exposure or by being in an essential worker category. Under the Cares Act, tests that qualify for insurance reimbursement are also free for those who are uninsured.

Guidlines for Symptoms

Guidlines for Billing

TESTING RESOURCES & INSTRUCTIONS

Saliva testing is quick, easy, and painless. The process is simple, allow a small amount of saliva to drain from the mouth into the collection tube (passive drool). No drinks, food, gum, tobacco, smoking, vaping, or nasal sprays 30 minutes before giving a saliva sample. No water 10 minutes before. See the links below for details.

Instructions for Patients

Instructions for Collectors

Experiment

For faster service, have your physician or Healthcare Provider contact us to receive sample collection supplies to utilize our Rapid Turnaround testing services.