FDA Authorizes Home-Use COVID-19 Testing Kit

An at-home coronavirus testing kit was recently granted emergency-use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The home-use kit is developed by Quest Diagnostics and provides testing for both adults and children (under adult supervision) by swabbing the front part of the nostril.

After being used, the kit is then shipped overnight via FedEx to a testing lab before results subsequently become available to those tested in addition to their local health department.

Quest Diagnostics plans to have 500,000 kits ready to send out by the end of June.

Anyone who knows or thinks they may have come in contact with a coronavirus-positive individual should monitor themselves for symptoms of the virus and seek out testing if needed.

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