Saliva as a gold-standard sample for SARS-CoV-2 detection

Steph H Tan, Orchid Allicock, Mari Armstrong-Hough, Anne L Wyllie

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-564
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Issue number6
Early online dateApr 19 2021
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • Asymptomatic Infections/epidemiology
  • COVID-19 Serological Testing/economics
  • COVID-19/diagnosis
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious/prevention & control
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Reference Standards
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • SARS-CoV-2/immunology
  • Saliva/virology
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Specimen Handling/methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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