Introducing “Salivaomics” as the Basis for Cheap, Accurate Diagnostic Tests—Administered by Your Dentist!
Researchers at UCLA have published the foundation science to use saliva as the specimen for sophisticated diagnostic testing
Someday soon, when your dentist asks you to say “Ah”, he will then collect a saliva specimen and use a chairside point-of-care test (POCT) to screen you for any number of conditions and diseases. This is the goal of a research team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), who recently developed what they call the Salivaomics Knowledge Base (SKB). It is a web-based data management system dedicated to help clinicians use saliva as a diagnostic tool.