SHIELD FAQ - How reliable is the SHIELD saliva test?


In a recent study, the saliva test was shown to have a specificity of 98.9% and a sensitivity of 96.8%. The FDA EUA approved SHIELD saliva-based test targets 3 highly conserved regions of the viral genome for detection. High specificity offered by 3 target detection, combined with frequent testing makes the SHIELD saliva-based test extremely accurate and one of the best tests available.

The official FDA approval can be found here:

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Created:2021-04-15 15:02 CDTUpdated:2021-04-21 14:09 CDT
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