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FDA allows first rapid virus test that gives results at home

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FDA allows first rapid virus test that gives results at homeWASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Tuesday allowed emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed entirely at home and delivers results in 30 minutes. The announcement by the Food and Drug Administration represents an important step in U.S. efforts to expand testing options for COVID-19 beyond health care facilities and testing sites. However, the test will require a prescription, likely limiting its initial use. The FDA granted emergency authorization to the single-use test kit from Lucira Health, a California manufacturer. The company’s test allows users to swab themselves to collect a nasal sample. The sample is then swirled in a vial of laboratory solution that...
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FDA Approves First At-Home, Rapid Coronavirus Test. The 30-minute test kit was developed by California-based company Lucira Health. The test will initially require a prescription. Testers will first collect a nasal sample. The nasal swab is then placed into a vial, . which is inserted into a...

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