FDA approves 1st at-home saliva test for COVID-19

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first at-home saliva test for the coronavirus.

The test works by having patients collect their saliva samples at home and then returning it to the Rutgers Clinical Genomics Laboratory in a sealed package for testing.

Last month, the FDA approved the first at-home test which used samples collected from the patient's nose with a nasal swab and saline.