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What to Know about At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits

Last updated: Mar 27, 2020


At this time, the FDA has not authorized the sale of any at-home COVID-19 testing kits to consumers, but several companies announced they will be introducing at-home coronavirus tests. The intent may be to give more people access to coronavirus testing, as well as to reduce strain on an overloaded health care system. But, taking testing into your own hands comes with several caveats. Most importantly, the test can be tricky to perform correctly, which is necessary to guarantee reliable results, as SMG’s Director of Infection Prevention Dr. Daniel Hart explains in an article on The Paper Gown.

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