saliva test

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saliva test (plural saliva tests)

  1. (medicine) A medical test in which a sample of saliva is analyzed, often in order to measure a person's hormone levels; such a test administered to an athlete in order to conclusively determine gender.
    • 1968, "'Beautiful Sport' Draws a Beauty," New York Times, 11 Aug, p. S6,
      Women competitors in the Olympic Games have to pass a saliva test to prove they are not long-haired men.