SalivaDirect™ is a new and innovative RT-PCR testing method for SARS-CoV-2 detection that the Yale School of Public Health developed. As the number one Covid-19 testing center in El Paso, Texas, our team from Endeavor DNA is providing you with a closer look at this innovative next step in the testing world.
What is SalivaDirect™?
SalivaDirect™ is a new and innovative RT-PCR testing method for SARS-CoV-2 detection developed by the Yale School of Public Health and authorized by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) 202097.
While SalivaDirect™ still relies on similar molecular processes as other RT-PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 detection, it involves a much simpler collection process that only requires saliva. Other testing often requires nasopharyngeal (NP) or nasal swabs, which can be uncomfortable and may discourage people from getting tested. With SalivaDirect™, we only require a small amount of saliva to perform accurate RT-PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2.
Approval to use the SalivaDirect™ testing protocol requires a high complexity CLIA certified laboratory such as Endeavor DNA Laboratories. The Yale School of Public Health has designated Endeavor DNA Laboratories as authorized to perform SalivaDirect™ testing.
Need a quick turnaround time?
Sometimes having your results as fast as possible is imperative. SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 RT-PCR results are provided within 12-24 hours from collection, Monday through Friday. However, same-day results are available, provided you schedule your appointment before 11 am. For appointments after 11 am, results are issued the next business day. Please note that an appointment on Friday after 11 am will be provided the results the following Monday at the earliest.
This quick turnaround is especially convenient for those traveling internationally and requires a negative test result taken within 72 hours of departure.
Your results will include:
- Information about the type of test (COVID-19 RT-PCR)
- Your name and birthdate
- Specimen Type
- Date and time of the specimen collection
- The date results are issued.
- Laboratory information: address, contact information, and CLIA ID number
Who can use SalivaDirect™?
This innovative testing is available to those aged three and up. All patients must be able to drool clear saliva into a specimen collection tube freely. Because of the sample collection method utilized, it’s imperative that patients do not eat, drink, or use tobacco products 30 minutes before their appointment.
COVID-19 Testing in El Paso
Whether you require testing for travel or return to work, Endeavor DNA has you covered. Please contact our staff today to learn more about SalivaDirect™ or schedule your appointment at (888) 432-3855.