FDA grants first emergency use authorization for at-home rapid test

This is HUGE news in the fight against COVID-19! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-testing at home and that provides rapid results. The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is a molecular (real-time loop mediated amplification reaction)one time use test that is intended to detect coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19.

The at home COVID-19 test works by swirling the swab that you collected a sample on, in a vial that is then placed in the Lucira test unit, then in 30 minutes or less, the results can be read directly from the test unit’s light-up display that shows whether a person is positive or negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

This COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit test has been authorized for in home use with self-collected nasal swab samples in persons 14 and older who are suspected of COVID-19 by their health care provider.

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