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FDA Authorizes First At-Home, Non-Prescription Molecular COVID-19 Test

By Kelly Lienhard / March 5, 2021 at 10:00 PM
FDA on Friday (March 5) granted emergency use authorization to the first non-prescription molecular COVID-19 test for at-home use. The test’s manufacturer, Cue Health, said it expects to manufacture more than 100,000 test kits per day by this summer. The Cue COVID-19 Test for Home and Over The Counter Use works by analyzing a self-taken swab for nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2. Once the swab is placed in a test cartridge, the cartridge reader runs the tests and sends the results...


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