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U of I has FDA Emergency Use Authorization for rapid saliva test

The University of Illinois (U of I) received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the rapid saliva test for COVID-19.

Whew! That’s a lot of letters.

What does all that mean? It means that the U of I has approval from the government that the rapid saliva test “performs at least as well as the recently approved saliva-testing protocol.” There is no word yet on how and/or when this technology would be available to or implemented in other communities across Illinois. Saliva testing is currently only available to faculty, staff, and students in the U of I system. We will keep you posted as we learn more information.

Top image by Fred Zwicky for Illinois News Bureau.

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