It has been announced that the first at-home Coronavirus kit has been authorized. The FDA has recently said that they have permitted the first at-home kit to test for the Coronavirus. The product will be sold by LabCorp and will be produced in the form of a nasal swab kit. Here’s all the latest on the product.
FDA Permits The FIRST Coronavirus Test Kit For Use At Home
The FDA has finally authorized the very first at-home Coronavirus test kit. The package, which is expected to cost $119, will include nasal swabs and an ice pack. The newly permitted product will go out to frontline workers and first responders before the general public has full access.
The new at-home kit will be substantially easier in assessing the influx in Coronavirus cases, seen as customers can test from the comfort of their homes. LabCorp has stated that the results from the tests are accessible within 2-3 days. Of course, the kits will have to be sent to labs where a result will be concluded by professionals.
LabCorp President says new at-home kit will be ‘safer’ and ‘easier’ than current testing methods
FDA Commissioner, Stephen Hahn gave a statement on the new product which is set to release soon, assuring the public that the kit is perfectly ‘safe’: “Specifically, for tests that include home sample collection, we worked with LabCorp to ensure the data demonstrated from at-home patient sample collection is as safe and accurate as sample collection at a doctor’s office, hospital or other testing site.”
President of LabCorp, Adam Schechter has also commented on the at-home kit, which he hopes will act as a safer alternative to current testing methods. “Our at-home collection kits are designed to make it easier and safer to test healthcare workers and first responders during this important time,” says Schechter.