Washington University works with MO to ensure new COVID-19 test will be available to all Missourians
Washington University in St. Louis says its newly-approved saliva-based COVID-19 test will help to boost Missouri’s testing capacity. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the test. During a press conference yesterday in St. Louis, Dr. Jeff Milbrandt says the new test will help to move away from the limited testing supply since the COVID-19 crisis began.
Missouri currently conducts about 100,000 tests weekly. Milbrandt says the test can also be changed to accommodate other viruses, such as the flu.