First Fast PCR Saliva COVID-19 Tests for Point of Care Conducted in Canada - Read Press Release

Sal6830 LTC Landing Page

When you need to be sure

Introducing Sal6830, the world’s first saliva-based PCR test that provides results in under half an hour.

Authorized by Health Canada and the FDA for emergency use, Sal6830 combines the speed and convenience of an antigen test with the accuracy of a PCR test.

Find out if Sal6830 is right for your long-term health facility.

Authorized for emergency use by Health Canada

Authorized for emergency use by the FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories or under a CIA waiver.

Developed with the support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative.

A Breakthrough in COVID-19 Testing

Introducing the MicroGEM Sal6830 Point-of-Care RT-qPCR Test System, the only Health Canada and FDA authorized* PCR-based Saliva Test for COVID-19 detection at the point-of-care.

Sal6830 combines easy-to-collect saliva samples with an extraction free process for ultrafast PCR results. Make quick decisions about a person’s health at the point-of-care.


Easy-to-collect saliva
sample is noninvasive,
making testing more comfortable.

Fast PCR test results

With results in under 30 minutes, visitors can be sure they are protecting vulnerable residents.

Outsmart outbreaks

With saliva-based PCR testing, tests can administered to asymptomatic residents before they become infectious.

Minimize false positives

Sal6830 point-of-care technology captures intact virus, an important
indicator of a current infection.

Onsite RT-PCR rapid testing

Add Health Canada authorized* saliva-based PCR testing to your COVID testing program:

  • Non invasive testing means no more swabs, a welcome relief for the elderly.
  • Offer residents and staff the test they need—on the spot. If tests are positive, patients and staff can be isolated immediately to stop the spread and reduce the chances of an outbreak.
  • Reduce the wait. Rapid PCR provide results in under 30 minutes, allowing residents and visitors to maximize their time together.
  • Gain a new revenue stream. Distinguish your facility with a premium onsite testing service.