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  • Illinois validates saliva-based test for COVID-19

    The testing protocol developed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign directly detects the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in saliva samples.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Martin Burke, call 217-244-8726; email To reach Paul Hergenrother, call 217-333-0363; email

    A preprint of the paper describing the saliva-testing protocol is available on bioRxive.