Researchers develop at-home coronavirus saliva test

Researchers in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine announced promising results in the development of a non-invasive at-home antigen test to detect the spike of SARS-CoV-2 proteins in saliva. The team, led by Michelle Khine, professor of biomedical engineering, posted their findings on the preprint server Khine is proposing a point-of-care platform that uses saliva, an electrochemical reaction and the children’s toy Shrinky Dinks to create the low-cost electrodes.