Are COVID-19 Saliva Tests as Reliable as Nasal Swab Tests?

Dr. Phillip Chang

Dr. Phillip Chang

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun, Virginia
Offices in Leesburg, Virginia.

2020 is proving to be a very unusual year. Last fall, we were thinking about buying mums and looking forward to the influx of Pumpkin Spice products and the wisp of cool weather. This fall, we are wishing and hoping for a small degree of normalcy, that schools will get to open to in person classes again, and that we don’t end up in lockdown again. As our states open up and colleges start again, the rates are rising and people are looking for convenient, safe and accurate tests to use if they find themselves suffering from the COVID-19 symptoms.

Safe, Reliable and Convenient COVID-19 tests

Fortunately pharmaceutical companies are working hard to find a vaccine for COVID-19 and create reliable, simple-to-use testing kits. There are a wealth of tests available under the FDA approved Emergency Use Authorization guidelines. And with the slew of newer saliva based tests, it means that people have access to tests that are not so invasive. And now studies have shown that the saliva based tests perform as well as nasal swab tests.

COVID-19 Saliva Testing Kits Available

Our self-collection testing kit uses a hassle-free saliva sample to determine if you are infected with COVID-19. You don’t need to go to your doctor or a pharmacy to be tested. Just order online and it will be delivered to your door. Follow the instructions to register yourself on the lab website, spit in the tube and post via the complimentary return mailer. Within 72 hours of the lab receiving the sample, you can access the results via the lab website. And all from the safety of your home. If it’s positive, it is automatically reported to the appropriate authorities.

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