Explainer

Explainer: whats the new coronavirus saliva test, and how does it work?

By Deborah Williamson, Allen Cheng and Sharon Lewin
Updated July 3 2020 - 2:01am, first published 2:00am
Dr Kyla Bremner examines a patient at the COVID-19 testing clinic in Crace. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

A cornerstone of containing the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread testing to identify cases and prevent new outbreaks emerging. This strategy is known as "test, trace and isolate".

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