A COVID-19 home testing kit has been approved by the FDA. This America’s first prescription testing kit provides quick results and is approved for home use. The test is available with a prescription and can be used at home with nasal swabs for people age 14 and above.
While COVID-19 diagnostic tests have been authorized for at-home collection, this is the first that can be fully self-administered and provide results at home.Stephen Hahn, FDA commissioner
This COVID-19 home testing kit is designed to provide results within 30 minutes or less. The test kit which is known as Lucira All-in-One shown 100% efficacy with a good sample, and about 98% positive-negative diagnosis accuracy.
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This test kit should cost about $50. It can generate results by swirling the test swab around in a vial included in the test. Up until now, testing has been carried out at a clinic and this could make matter worse due to the risk of contracting the virus.
A home testing kit can help expand the testing options for folks in a difficult health or economic conditions. Those who are below age 14 should be tested by a medical care professional.
Now, more Americans who may have COVID-19 will be able to take immediate action, based on their results, to protect themselves and those around them.Jeff Shuren, FDA’s boss at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health