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Evidence summary for salivary detection of SARS-CoV-2

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To inform national efforts in response to COVID-19, HIQA is developing evidence summaries to answer specific research questions posed by the National Public Health Emergency Team.

This summary details the best available evidence to answer the following question: What is the accuracy of tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 using salivary clinical samples compared with nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal or lower respiratory tract clinical samples?