Amazon offers FDA-Approved Covid-19 Test Kits
In many situations, Americans are waiting in long lines at centers and drive-through sites to be tested for Covid-19 as cases continue to surge. Now an at-home coronavirus test kit is available on Amazon.
It’s called the DxTerity Covid-19 Saliva at-Home Collection Kit, which the Food and Drug Administration authorized for use last month. The kit is currently available in a single pack that costs $110 and in a 10-pack for $1,000.
DxTerity says the kits aren’t new, but their version is the first at-home saliva test to receive this FDA authorization for symptomatic and asymptomatic testing.
The kit contains an empty tube for saliva to be sent to a lab based in Los Angeles, and the turnaround time for results can range from 24 to 72 hours.
On-site Covid-19 tests are available at a low cost or quite often free in many locations. But if a consumer is willing to pay for the convenience of an at-home kit, it is now available through Amazon.
According to DxTerity, its saliva testing kits are already being used by over 130 corporate partners nationwide, including Fortune 500 companies and pharmaceutical organizations, but consumers being able to purchase the kit on Amazon is new.
Bob Terbrueggen, Ph.D & founder/CEO of DxTerity said in a company press release “We want to expand access to customers at home and small businesses and Amazon is the perfect partner for “expanding access to millions of U.S. customers.”
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