Starting Thursday, the healthcare company Nomi Health is launching no-cost, PCR saliva testing. In a press release from Nomi, the group stated they worked with the state to launch this testing, which will allow Utahns to receive these tests without a doctor’s order at 15 test sites in the state. PCR tests are considered by the FDA to typically be highly accurate do not usually require a second test to verify results.
The tests will be administered as part of the Test Utah initiative, which is sponsored by Silicon Slopes and is a partnership with state leaders and private corporations. While the innovative has helped expand COVID testing in the state, there has also been controversy related to concerns over the accuracy of tests provided by Test Utah.
Individuals in need of the no-cost tests can sign up at www.testutah.com.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to this tests as rapid tests. That has been corrected.