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US Approves First Self-Testing Kit For Detecting COVID

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Washington: The United States gave the approval for the first COVID-19 diagnostic kit for self-testing at home that provides results within 30 minutes.

The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization to Lucira Health Inc.’s rapid-result All-In-One Test Kit, according to a statement from the government agency Tuesday.

“While coronavirus diagnostic tests have been authorized for at-home collection, this is the first that can be fully self-administered and provide results at home,” FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said.

The kit can also be used at hospitals but samples should be collected by a healthcare provider if the individuals who are tested are younger than 14 years, the health regulator said.

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