A new coronavirus test can get accurate results from a saliva sample in less than 30 minutes, researchers report in the journal Nature Communications. Many of the components of the hand-held device used in this technology can be 3D-printed, and the test can detect as little as one viral particle per 1-microliter drop of fluid.

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Editor’s notes:

To reach Huimin Zhao, email zhao5@illinois.edu.

The paper “A rapid, accurate, scalable, and portable testing system for COVID-19 diagnosis” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23185-x