On April 13, according to media reports,Rutgers University announced that its support for the development of saliva test new coronavirus reagent was authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use.
The reagent was produced by Professor Andrew Rutgers UniversityThe newly licensed test requires people with new coronavirus symptoms to spit saliva into a cup, adding up to 10000 tests a day to screen for covid-19.
American infectious disease expert Tom
Brooks said,The test will reduce the global shortage of existing virus reagents and other related equipment and reduce the risk of infection for testers。 It will greatly increase the biological data that can be collected and detected, thus improving the detection accuracy,And can return results within 24 to 48 hours。
Shortly after the FDA approved the test, members of the White House covid-19 test team called Brooks to say they could help. Starting April 15, the researchers said they would work with the local government to provide the test to residents in Edison, New Jersey.