FDA authorizes saliva PCR test to detect covid-19 that can be used in medical offices and testing sites

US authorizes rapid test to detect covid-19 1:21 (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization to the PCR system in the point-of-care MicroGEM Sal6830, which captures the entire SARS-CoV-2 virus in a saliva sample to deliver test results in 27 minutes. Typical PCR tests must send samples to laboratories for analysis, creating a wait for results. The new system is portable and can be used in doctor’s offices, testing sites, pharmacies and other businesses. The patient spits into a small cup and the system captures viruses and cells in the sample to look for RNA from the virus that causes covid-19. This is how SalivaDirect works, the rapid covid-19 test 2:45