Screen, Test, Protect

Saliva tests make getting checked for COVID easier

Published: October 27, 2020 7:50 am

Last month, UF Health Screen, Test & Protect introduced saliva testing to replace the uncomfortable nasal swab test you may have undergone over the summer. Both UF Health’s Pathology Laboratories and researchers outside of UF have validated the method as being as accurate and sensitive as nasal swabs.

UF faculty, staff and students now receive regular email reminders to complete a screening and have more opportunities to get tested, if needed, mostly through saliva testing. The collection is quick and painless. To learn how it works, check out this video that explains the collection process, and visit the Screen, Test & Protect website to learn more about how you can get tested.

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