FDA Approves First At-Home Covid-19 Test That Delivers Results In 30 Minutes Without Sending Sample To A Lab

US regulators have approved the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed entirely at home and delivers results in 30 minutes.  The single-use test kit from Lucira Health allows users to swab themselves to collect a nasal sample, which is then swirled in a vial of laboratory solution that plugs into a portable device. Results are displayed as lights labeled positive or negative.  The FDA announced that it had approved the test for emergency use on Tuesday, marking an important step in US efforts to expand testing options for COVID19 beyond health care facilities and testing sites. However, the test will require a prescription, likely limiting its initial use.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan