The FDA Finally Approves a Real At-Home COVID-19 Test
Good news! An at-home test for the coronavirus is going to be available to consumers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved the Ellume at-home diagnostic antigen test for COVID-19. Using a smart phone app, the test detects in about 15 to 20 minutes coronavirus proteins obtained from a nasal swab. The tests will be sold over-the-counter to consumers and cost about $30 per test. The at-home test correctly identified 96 percent of positive samples and 100 percent of negative samples in individuals with symptoms. In people without symptoms, the test correctly identified 91 percent of positive samples and 96 percent of negative samples.
The bad news is that at-home diagnostic testing took way too long to get developed and then approved by the FDA.
Consider that the COVID-19 vaccines that will blunt the course of the coronavirus pandemic toward the beginning of next year were developed
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