As cases surge across America, Covid-19 tests are in high demand. Most Americans have had to wait in long lines at medical centers and drive-through sites. Until now.
Finally, the first FDA approved at-home coronavirus test is available… and you can even get it with free shipping on Amazon. You may have seen the recent breaking news about it as well.
It’s called the DxTerity Covid-19 Saliva at-Home Collection Kit, and it received an emergency use authorization just last month from the Food and Drug Administration. It is currently the only at-home FDA approved COVID-19 test for sale.
What’s more, compared to the out of pocket costs of most clinics, it’s surprisingly affordable.
Also, breathe a sigh of relief, the DxTerity test does NOT require the intrusive nasal swab either.
Of course, testing kits are not new, but the DxTerity version is the first (and currently only) at-home saliva test to receive this FDA authorization.
And that’s for both symptomatic and asymptomatic testing! Impressive to say the least.
DxTerity’s kit includes an empty tube for saliva to be sent to their Los Angeles-based lab with prepaid express shipping.
Turnaround time for results is faster than many clinics, averaging between 24 to 72 hours after the sample is received, according to the kit’s description on Amazon.
DxTerity says its saliva testing kits are already used by more than 130 corporate partners in the US, including Fortune 500 companies and pharmaceutical organizations.
But the ability for consumers to purchase the kit on Amazon is new, so it is expected that they could sell out if supplies get limited.
“We want to expand access to customers at home and small businesses,” Bob Terbrueggen, Ph.D., founder and CEO of DxTerity said in a company press release, adding that Amazon is the perfect partner for “expanding access to millions of U.S. customers.”