FDA Allows First Rapid Virus Test That Gives Results At Home
U.S. regulators on Tuesday allowed emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed and developed entirely at home.
According to a story reported on by Western Mass News, 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 30-minute test kit from Lucira Health, a California manufacturer.