Sep 20, 2015
Oraquick is a second generation assay for the qualitative detection of HIV by saliva. Per the FDA, Oraquick was discovered to have a test window of 55 days to receive an initial reliable result. 3 months is the window period to receive a final result. This is due in part because saliva in the mucosal region of the gums has a lower presence of antibodies and are picked up later by saliva than blood. It is 99% accurate in negative results and 91.7 accurate in positive results. The test is easy to use and support is readily available.