FDA Approves At-Home Sample Collection Kit
FDA AUTHORIZES FIRST “STANDALONE AT-HOME SAMPLE COLLECTION KIT” FOR CORONAVIRUS
(CNN) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light for medical labs to test at home coronavirus sample kits.
The federal government granted an emergency authorization to Everlywell Inc.
Now health care providers can screen patients then sign off on them receiving the kit.
The at home test will use a nasal sample to test for the virus.
FDA officials say the at home kits protects people from potential exposure.
The Everlywell test is the only authorized COVID-19 at-home sample collection kit.
They are available by prescription only.