FDA authorizes First at-Home Test Collection Kit for COVID-19

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by Dr. C. H. Weaver M.D. 04/22/2020

The FDA authorized the first COVID-19 diagnostic test with an at home collection option. The kits will “initially be made available to health care workers and first responders and the kits will be available to consumers “in the coming weeks.” Samples can be collected and tested from a patient’s nose using the testing kit’s nasal swabs and saline. Once collected, patients can mail in their sample to LabCorp in an uninsulated package. According to the company’s website, a test result will cost $119. That price includes the kit, two-way overnight shipping, “physician services” and the test in LabCorp’s laboratory.

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Reference:

LabCorb. COVID-19 at home kits. . Accessed April 21, 2020.

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