Home use PCR test kit approved by the US FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s FDA has approved a test kit that can perform COVID-19 PCR tests developed by LabCorp at home. This is the first time the FDA has approved a home COVID-19 test kit.

The COVID-19 home test kit created by Labcorp is where a user sends a sample taken from the nose with a cotton swab to this corporate research facility. The test result can be checked through the homepage, and the user can finish the test at home.

In response to this approval, the FDA confirmed that the sample collection using the test kit is safe and accurate as it is the sample collection performed at clinics and hospitals. According to the approval of this test kit, the patient can conveniently and safely collect samples at home. It is said that stable options have increased.

Labcorp plans to make the test kit available to almost every state consumer in the United States in the coming weeks. However, currently, medical workers will be given priority. A PCR test using this test kit costs $119 per session, and when purchasing test equipment, a simple questionnaire should be answered to acknowledge the need for testing.

In addition, the FDA stresses that the approval is only for PCR testing using a home test kit developed by Labcorp, not a sample collection kit using a cotton swab or something else, or for PCR testing in the home. In addition, the FDA recommends against taking samples with regular swabs other than the swabs included in Labcorp’s home testing kits, as getting into the swabs can affect the genetic material test results.

In response to the FDA approval of the test kit, Labcorp said that the COVID-19 home test kit developed by the company is part of an effort to increase the availability of the test and supply it to medical workers and emergency responders showing symptoms of Corona 19. If it can be gathered, it can prevent the risk of spreading to others and reduce the consumption of personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves and goggles. Related information can be found here .



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