FDA Authorizes Emergency Use Of Over-The-Counter, At-Home Rapid Test For Coronavirus

New York Times: New At-Home Covid Test Gets Green Light From FDA
“The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an emergency authorization for the country’s first coronavirus test that can run from start to finish at home without the need for a prescription. People as young as 2 years old are cleared to use the test, which takes just 15 to 20 minutes to deliver a result. Unlike many similar products, which are only supposed to be used by people with symptoms of Covid-19, this test is authorized for people with or without symptoms. The test, developed by the Australian company Ellume, detects bits of coronavirus proteins called antigens…” (Wu, 12/15).

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