The test -- named 'EasyCov' -- is performed by healthcare professionals and involves collecting less than 1 millilitre of saliva from under a patient’s tongue
It was announced on Monday that the production of a saliva-based rapid coronavirus test has begun that delivers readings in under an hour.
The French consortium, formed by biotechnology company Skillcel, laboratory CNRS SYS2DIAG and digital company Vogo, said in a press release that the test would be available from mid-June for European markets reports CNN.
The test -- named "EasyCov" -- is performed by healthcare professionals and involves collecting less than 1 millilitre of saliva from under a patient's tongue.
Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized a Covid-19 saliva test in which a patient can collect a saliva sample at home but would need to mail it to a lab and wait for the results to be processed reports CNN.