Frequenly Asked Questions

What is Maverick Health

Maverick Health specializes in custom tailored COVID-19 testing solutions for individuals, states, corporations and universities. We currently service hundreds of organizations, providing a dedicated team to each customer. Please reach out to us if we can help your battle against COVID-19.

How does the test work?

This is a saliva-based COVID-19 collection kit. It is a RT-qPCR test that detects specific genes from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. The virus's genetic material is extracted from your sample, and if they are present, the test is considered positive.

Is this test the "antibody test"?

No, this is not an antibody test. This is a RT-qPCR test that looks for the presence of the SARA-CoV-2 virus in your saliva, which when present indicates that you have the virus.

How accurate is this test for detecting COVID-19?

This RT-qPCR test is highly sensitive for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, with 98% of tests providing either a positive or a negative result, and only 2% of tests providing an inconclusive result. The false negative and false positive rate for the saliva test are each 1%.

Is this test authorized by the FDA?

Yes. This assay is intended for use under the FDA's EUA #200090 authorized on April 10, 2020. See the FDA approval.

Is the IBX saliva test a PCR test performed in a CLIA certified lab?

Yes, IBX is both CLIA certified and CAP accredited laboratory. The SARS-CoV-2 test is RT PCR test.

How long do I have to use my kit?

Unopened, the saliva test kit has a shelf life of greater than one year.

How long does it take to get my results?

Results will be made available within 12-48 hours of the lab's receipt of the specimen.

Does this test need to be refrigerated?

No, this test does not require refrigeration.

I work for a state/organization/corporation and we are struggling to find a reliable COVID-19 testing partner. Can you help?

Yes, we absolutely can! Please email us at and we will reach out within 24 hours to set up a tailored solution to fit your needs.

Is this a nasal swab that feels like a "brain teaser"?

Nope! This test is saliva based and just requires you to spit into a plastic tube.

What is your daily testing capacity?

Our lab partners have a throughput in excess of 50,000 tests daily.