SHIELD FAQ - How reliable is the covidSHIELD test?

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In a recent study, the saliva test was shown to have a specificity of 98.9% and a sensitivity of 96.8%. The FDA-authorized covidSHIELD test targets three highly conversed regions of the viral genome for detection. High specificity offered by three-target detection, combined with frequent testing makes the covidSHIELD saliva-based test extremely accurate and one of the best tests available.