ABC4 Special Report: Utah-Based Spectrum Solutions Saliva Collection Device Used in new COVID-19 Testing
ABC4 Special Report:
Utah-Based Spectrum Solutions Saliva Collection Device Used in new COVID-19 Testing
It was just announced that researchers from RUCDR Infinite Biologics have successfully validated saliva as being a viable bio sample source for COVID-19 using the Spectrum DNA saliva collection device.
by: Douglas Jessop Posted: / Updated:
(ABC4 NEWS – DRAPER, UT) Currently COVID19 tests are being done with the use of a long swab known as a nasal phalangeal swab. The swab goes up into the nasal cavity and into the sinuses. One of the problems getting more people tested is a shortage of those swabs.
It was just announced that researchers from RUCDR Infinite Biologics have successfully validated saliva as being a viable biosample source for COVID-19.
Chief Operating Officer, Bill Phillips explains; “We had to do comparable studies to the swab. We collected over 75 samples of swab and saliva devices with people that do and do not have COVID 19.” I asked Bill what the results were. He quickly replied; “100 percent comparable.”
You may have seen or even used their DNA tests they make for companies like Ancestry.com. Their patented collection system works the same for collecting saliva for COVID19 testing.
Health is a dynamic state of wellbeing. Healthcare providers and researchers have long believed that changes in our saliva record our ongoing state-of-health story. This encrypted source of individual truth, and how to best use it, delivers us all a quicker path to informed decisions and treatments free of adverse reactions.
Interestingly, saliva acts as a wide resource of genomic information useful for identifying and monitoring in real-time a disease as well as its state of progression. Saliva analysis looks at the cellular level, the biologically active compounds, making it a true representative of what is clinically relevant.