SalivaDirect™ has moved!

For information regarding SalivaDirect™, including lab designation and up-to-date validation results, please visit our new page at

COVIDTrackerCT will remain home to our surveillance, open-source protocols, and research (including test development).



Our open-source saliva-based, extraction-free protocol can be found on →

Note: our open source protocol is not for diagnostic purposes. CLIA-approved labs seeking to use SalivaDirect™ for diagnostics must apply to be a designated lab.

Transcript Standards

We made our own transcript standards, which we use to determine the limit of detection and as a positive control. The protocol can be found here →

Saliva collection & extraction

Even though it’s not part of SalivaDirect™, you can still extract RNA. Saliva can be self-collected or collected with the help of a healthcare worker. Our guidelines for collection & extraction are here →