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US Food and Drug Administration approves first at-home COVID-19 test kit

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    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    5th May, 2020

In a major development, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first at-home COVID-19 test kit, which is expected to bring coronavirus testing to the doorsteps of every household

  • In a major development, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first at-home COVID-19 test kit, which is expected to bring coronavirus testing to the doorsteps of every household
  • The test kit, costing 119 dollars in the US, has been developed by LabCorp, an American company with a network of medical laboratories across the country.
  • Under certain circumstances with doctor supervision, a test can be mailed to a patient, and the patient can perform the self-swab and then mail it back to get the results.
  • The FDA authorisation permits nasal swab specimens to be collected at home using the test kit if recommended by a healthcare provider after completing a COVID-19 questionnaire.
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