COVID-19 Lateral Flow Saliva Test FAQs

Who is your COVID-19 test suitable for?
Thanks to its simple saliva-based approach, the COVID-19 test from Intelligent Fingerprinting is ideal for use by people of all ages – particularly those who find the current testing regime uncomfortable and potentially distressing. Our easy-to-use saliva-based lateral flow test will support a range of applications, including schools, workplaces, universities, care homes, healthcare and public events.

Covid-19 Saliva Test From Intelligent Fingerprinting

What makes the Intelligent Fingerprinting COVID-19 test easier than other ones?
Our test requires a saliva sample to be taken just from the inside of the cheek – so there’s no need for unpleasant and invasive nose and throat swabs.

Is your COVID-19 test available now?
Our test is CE marked under the In Vitro Diagnostics Directive for professional use and is available to order. For more information, please contact us.

How much will the COVID-19 test cost?
Please contact us for pricing information.

Where will I be able to buy the test?
We are selling the test direct to corporate customers as well as via existing and new distribution partners to make this test available across multiple markets. For more information, please contact us.

Your test is described as being for professional use. What does this mean and is it also intended for self-testing?
At present, the test is CE marked for professional use, which means by trained workers such as in healthcare, schools and other institutions. We’re planning to transition to the In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation for European CE marking for self-test use as soon as possible.

How accurate is the test?
Clinical precision testing of Intelligent Fingerprinting’s VSS-GP lateral flow saliva test has resulted in 100% sensitivity and specificity (n = 400 results) using RT-PCR verified samples containing SARS-CoV-2 virus (lowest viral titre Ct 28.5).

How important is it that COVID-19 tests are environmentally friendly? Is this a priority for testing?
Given the volume of testing being carried out, we believe it’s important. That’s why from the start we have worked to design and engineer our test to keep plastic usage to a minimum. You’ll notice how our saliva-based lateral flow test features none of the plastic casing that’s usually associated with lateral flow tests.

Where is the test manufactured?
Unlike most, if not all, lateral flow tests available in the UK (which are largely manufactured in the far east) our COVID-19 test has been entirely designed, developed and manufactured in the UK. Intelligent Fingerprinting has been entirely responsible for the product’s development, using our expertise in designing highly sensitive, entirely new lateral flow testing products, such as our unique fingerprint drug tests that are sold in the UK, US and other international markets.  We’re set up to produce millions of COVID-19 tests a month at our Cambridge, UK facility.

Do you expect the UK Government to be using your new test?
We are certainly keeping them informed about our test. We believe people are fed up with invasive nose and throat tests, and that our saliva test provides a more attractive alternative.

If you have other questions, or would like to register your interest in purchasing the test, please contact us.

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