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

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Introducing Sal6830

The world’s first saliva-based PCR test 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 point-of-care.

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 comfortable
comfortable for clients.

Results while patients wait

Results in under 30 minutes, simplifying the testing experience.

Differentiate your offerings

Distinguish your testing services
from others with the only saliva-based PCR test authorized for use in Canada.

Minimizes false positives

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

Onsite RT-PCR rapid testing

Leading pharmacies and medical clinics are offering mobile, point-of-care RT-PCR testing at their clinics. By adding Health Canada authorized* PCR testing, clinics benefit in many ways:

  • Non invasive testing means no more swabs, a welcome relief for children.
  • Offer clients the test they need—on the spot. RT-PCR results are internationally accepted and required in most regions. Rapid PCR provides results in under 30 minutes.
  • Partner with established testing experts. Having already deployed successful testing programs for many clinics and businesses, Songbird programs include “fit-to-travel” certified documents.
  • Gain a new revenue stream. Distinguish your clinic from the competition with a premium onsite testing service.