By: News Staff
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 11:52 AM

ATHENS, Ga. — A group of UGA researchers have developed a saliva-based COVID-19 test that the university plans to make the primary type of test across campus this semester.

The new test was developed by UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine and started being offered on campus on Jan. 4.

“The test has been proven to be just as accurate as the nasopharyngeal swab-based test. It’s also able to detect the COVID-19 variants that have recently been all over the news,” officials said. “But it’s infinitely more comfortable for the people being tested, requiring a sample of only 1 milliliter of saliva.” ...