U.S. regulators are allowing emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed and developed entirely at home
The FDA granted emergency authorization to the 30-minute 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 that plugs into a portable device, that interprets the results and displays whether the person tested positive or negative for coronavirus.
Lucira did not immediately respond to request for additional details.
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