Indianapolis-based life sciences company Patients Choice Laboratories is offering its new salvia test for COVID-19. The company says the test is non-invasive, safe and reliable and features same day results.
PCL says the test is as accurate as nasopharyngeal or nasal swab COVID-19 testing. Additionally, clinicians are at less of a risk because patients can collect their own specimens into a vial with no required contact with a healthcare worker.
“There is a need to open up workplaces, educational institutions and entertainment venues so that employees, students and spectators can take a step towards normalcy,” said Brad Moss, chief executive officer of Patients Choice Laboratories. “Our COVID+ Saliva Test by PCR with same day turnaround time is an accurate, swift and noninvasive solution designed for self-collection.”
Jerome Nypaver, director of laboratory operations at PCL, says the test limits the risk of cross-contamination of other saliva tests that require mouthwash.
“Our saliva test is highly sensitive and is reliable for patients with minimal saliva production,” said Nypaver. “We are confident that adding saliva testing to our existing infectious disease platform will be attractive to potential prospects and clients.”
The company says the test has a greater than 95% sensitivity rate in detecting coronavirus.