SalivaDirect™ At-Home Collection Kit
for symptomatic or asymptomatic
COVID-19 testing in ages 18+
Test Discreetly. It's Easy.
Psomagen, Inc. has been authorized to offer the SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 diagnostic test, developed by the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH). This test has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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If you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you are experiencing severe trouble breathing, continuous pain or pressure in your chest, feeling confused or having difficulty waking up, blue-colored lips or face, or any other emergency signs or symptoms, please seek immediate medical care.
What's with the llama?
Llamas spit when they want another llama, a predator, or a human to go away.
But when YOU spit it can help you bring your friends and family together safely.
All you have to do to find out if you have COVID-19 is to send us your spit.
We'll do the rest.
Curious about SalivaDirect™?
PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests check for genetic material (viral RNA) produced by the virus. This determines if an individual is actively infected with COVID-19 and can spread it to others.
You should get tested if:
- You have symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath)
- You don’t have symptoms but may have been exposed to COVID-19
- You don’t have symptoms and haven’t been recently exposed but live or work in a place where people reside, meet, or gather in close proximity (this can include healthcare settings, homeless shelters, assisted living facilities, group homes, prisons, detention centers, schools, and workplaces).
- Your employer, public health department, contact investigator, or healthcare provider has identified you as someone who should get tested. If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 or that you have been exposed to the virus, you should consult your place of work for specific guidance about whether to stay home or continue working.
Visit the CDC website for more information about testing.
You should not get tested if you:
- Currently have severe symptoms that limit your daily activities. Seek medical attention right away if this is the case.
- Tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 3 months. Speak with your healthcare provider prior to getting tested.
Your test results will confirm whether or not you are currently infected with COVID-19. If your results are positive, it is important to isolate immediately and continue to monitor your symptoms. If your results are negative, it means the virus was not present in the sample you provided. After receiving your results, you will have an opportunity to speak with a licensed healthcare provider who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps in care.
A PCR test may not detect the virus in early stages of infection. In addition, a PCR test may not detect the virus if there was a problem with your sample, such as when the sample is not collected as directed. There is also the possibility of a false negative (a negative result that is incorrect) if you’ve had recent exposure to the virus along with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
This test is conducted either by nasal swab or saliva collection. The nasal swab test requires insertion of a swab into your nose and the back of your throat. The saliva test requires providing a sample of your spit into a collection tube.
You do not need to do anything to prepare for the test. You do not need to fast or stop taking any medications before testing. Further instructions will be provided to you at the lab or in your test kit.
Yes. Both the SalivaDirect kit and our lab have received EUA from the FDA.
Our at-home test collection kit has received EUA from the FDA. Testing is performed by RT-PCR, which is the preferred COVID-19 testing method for many travel requirements. To be certain your result using this test will be accepted, we recommend you check each destination's requirements before purchasing our kits.
Your kit will be shipped from our fulfillment center within 1~2 business of your purchase. Orders placed between Friday and Sunday will be shipped the following week.
You should receive your package within 3~8 business days for standard shipping or 1~3 business days for expedited shipping.
Return your samples to a FedEx drop box (Monday to Thursday) using the prepaid FedEx return label that is included in your kit. Please note: Shipping your sample on a Friday may delay your result.
Our lab performs testing Monday to Friday and results are typically available within 24~48 hours upon sample receipt.
We cannot predict shipping carrier delays and do not recommend using this test if you have a strict timeline.
Please refer to our sample collection instructions for detailed information about how to collect a saliva sample.
Samples should returned to a FedEx drop box the same day they are collected -- preferably Monday through Thursday before the last scheduled pick up for the day to avoid delays.
You can find a FedEx drop box location near you on their website.
You will receive emails confirming your order placement, shipment, delivery, registration, return, and results. Once your kit is registered, you may track your sample's progress at the lab on your order page.
Residents of the United States are eligible to order tests through Psomagen. We do not currently offer saliva collection kits or testing internationally.
Possibly. We do not bill your health insurance directly.
However, we do provide an itemized receipt that you may submit to your health insurance provider. Using that you can apply for reimbursement directly.
Please check your benefits for eligibility before ordering a kit.
You may purchase up to 99 kits through our e-commerce site. If you are an organization looking to purchase 100 tests or more, please contact our sales representative.