This FDA Approved COVID-19 Self-Test Is Available On Amazon

COVID-19 tests are on high demand, with thousands of Americans waiting in line and signing up for cues in order to get tested. CNN reports that there’s now a COVID-19 test with FDA approval that can be administered at home. Better yet? It can be purchased on Amazon.

The DxTerity Covid-19 Saliva At-Home Collection Kit recently received emergency approval by the FDA, and, according to CNN, appears to be the only COVID-19 self-test for sale on the online retailer. The kit can apparently detect symptomatic and asymptomatic cases, and it can be purchased in singles or in a 10-pack costing $110 and $1,000 respectively.

The kit includes an empty tube for saliva, which people can fill and mail to a Los Angeles based lab with prepaid shipping. Results should be delivered between 24 to 72 hours once the sample is received by the lab.

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According to the product’s description on Amazon, the kit is easy to use and the test results are delivered in a way that’s easy to understand, featuring a fact sheet for patients and results that can be available online and for downloaded to be kept on the patient’s records.

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In many states COVID-19 tests are free, but require people to stay in cues. Still, with rising COVID-19 cases, these facilities are usually overwhelmed and require people to spend long hours in line or to come the following day. At home test kits target can provide a solution for people who’d rather have the convenience of conducting their test at home or who want to avoid wait times.

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When it comes to accuracy, health experts recommend nose swabs, since these results in fewer false negatives than throat swabs or saliva samples.

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