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The United States approves the first home test for coronavirus

May 16, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced earlier this Saturday that it would approve the use of a coronavirus test, which would be performed on samples taken by him in-house, and would then approve the material sends a laboratory.

“The FDA has issued an emergency approval for the Covid-19 Everlywell Home Test Kit,” the agency said in a statement warning that the test can only be done with a prescription.

This test can be used by people in their own home after answering a questionnaire online that needs to be checked by a healthcare facility. The subject can take a nose sample and then send it to a laboratory in a saline vial.

The United States approves the first home test for coronavirus
The United States approves the first home test for coronavirus

This approval “not only provides better patient access to testing but also protects third parties from possible exposure to the virus,” said Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA Center for Artifacts and Radiological Health.