Coronavirus At-Home Testing Kit is First-Ever Approved by FDA and Gives Results in 30 Minutes
A coronavirus at-home testing kit from Lucira that offers results in 30 minutes is the first-ever approved by the FDA, which issued an emergency use authorization. It works via self-administered nasal swab which is then placed in the test unit.
CNBC reports: “Produced by a privately held, California-based biotech company, Lucira Health, the kit is also eligible for use in hospitals, though patients under 14 must have their sample collected by a health-care provider. The FDA did not reveal the price of the test. The company’s website says the test is ‘intended to cost less than $50.’”
Said FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn: “The FDA continues to demonstrate its unprecedented speed in response to the pandemic. While COVID-19 diagnostic tests have been authorized for at-home collection, this is
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