I have heard about other tests returning false positives. How accurate is this test?

This test only evaluates for SARS-CoV-2 virus, not those that cause the common cold or influenza, and will not report a positive except for SARS-CoV-2.

The test is 95% accurate when as few as five copies of the virus are present in the sample and 100% accurate when more than five copies are present. According to SUNY, this test “exhibits markedly improved specificity in both individual and pooled saliva testing.”

Updated September 16, 2020

Pooled Surveillance Test Testing Mass Screening Screen