Drool, please: University rolls out saliva tests for virus
July 8, 2020
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Students and staff at the University of Illinois can be tested for the coronavirus with a saliva sample instead of an uncomfortable nasal swab.
"We think this is breakthrough technology," said Tim Killeen, university president. "It's low cost. It's rapid. We're going to be able to do this for many, many people coming in."
A tent opened Tuesday near the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, the Chicago Tribune reported. Results from the free tests should be available within 24 hours. The university believes it can perform 10,000 tests a day at various sites at the Champaign-Urb...