Tests for the novel coronavirus are slow, expensive, and uncomfortable to undergo. But faster, cheaper, more pleasant ways to test for the novel coronavirus are coming online. This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization for two tests that sample saliva instead of nasal fluid, and more innovations are likely after FDA relaxed rules to allow new tests to be adopted more quickly. One candidate was announced last week: an experimental test, potentially faster and cheaper, that analyzes saliva in a new way. The new tests will likely speed efforts to identify and isolate infected individuals, slowing the spread of the virus.