Salivary Diagnostic Device Shows Promise

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Salivary Diagnostic

Researchers have engineered a portable, phone-sized test that in minutes measures proteins in saliva that may indicate a developing disease in the mouth or possibly elsewhere in the body.

The point-of-care test, one of several saliva-based diagnostic devices now under development with NIDCR support, one day in the future could become a common sight in the dentist's office.