Illinois validates saliva-based test for COVID-19

Posted on August 19, 2020 at 3:03 pm
Updated on: September 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign announced in a news release:

“The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is now performing its new rapid, saliva-based COVID-19 test on all students, faculty members and staff. The university validated its laboratory-developed test under CLIA by successfully comparing its performance to an FDA Emergency Use Authorized test.”

This approval will allow the University of Illinois to expand the on-campus testing program developed by the SHIELD: Target, Test Tell team.

The news release is available online.