15 Sep 2021

Covid-19: Experts not convinced saliva tests can be widely used

From Midday Report, 12:17 pm on 15 September 2021

More saliva test kits are being added to New Zealand's Covid-fighting arsenal, but some experts aren't convinced they can currently be rolled out en masse.

Māni Dunlop spoke to Associate Professor James Ussher, a clinical microbiologist at the University of Otago, who said only one saliva sample could be processed at a time whereas several nasal swabs could be processed at the same time.