Nothing could have been better than the news about the COVID-19 cure or vaccination. However, knowing how many are infected is the very first stage that can be considered as one of the prerequisites. Though we are a bit closer with the COVID-19 Home-testing kit that’s about to hit our doors soon.
Anyway, the whole world has been advised to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and somewhere, leaving house for checkups may increase the infection at any level. So, it’s quite impressive that you can do home-testing in a safe & accurate way possible.
COVID-19 Home-testing kit
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement on Tuesday (21st April) about approving the COVID-19 home-testing kit.
Pixel by LabCorp is the Laboratory Corporation of America that is proud to announce that our at-home collection kit for COVID-19 testing received FDA Emergency Use Authorization. We’re excited to begin making kits available to healthcare workers and first responders.
COVID-19 Test (At-Home Kit) is something that needs to go through a survey related to your health. All you have to do is, provide answers to the objective questions & get a picture of where your health stands with respect to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
“We’ll send you an at-home kit to collect your nasal swab sample and ship it back to our lab. Our lab will test your sample for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (also called COVID-19), a respiratory illness.
This test is designed to determine active infection with the virus that causes COVID-19; it is NOT designed to determine the presence of antibodies or assess immunity.”– Pixel by LabCorp
Apart from attending the survey, you (patients) will have to swab your nose with the testing kit by Pixel. You then need to mail the testing kit back to the company address in an insulated package. The COVID-19 home-testing kit by LabCorp is available to the people around all the states in the United States of America with a doctor’s order.
Food & Drug Administration About COVID-19 Home-Testing Kit
Dr. Stephen M. Hahn (F.D.A. commissioner) talks about the approval of the COVID-19 home-testing kit, “Throughout this pandemic we have been facilitating test development to ensure patients access to accurate diagnostics, which includes supporting the development of reliable and accurate at-home sample collection options. The FDA’s around-the-clock work since this outbreak began has resulted in the authorization of more than 50 diagnostic tests and engagement with over 350 test developers. Specifically, for tests that include home sample collection, we worked with LabCorp to ensure the data demonstrated from at-home patient sample collection is as safe and accurate as sample collection at a doctor’s office, hospital or other testing site. With this action, there is now a convenient and reliable option for patient sample collection from the comfort and safety of their home.”
The LabCorp COVID-19 home-testing kit approval applies for at-home collection of nasal swab specimens using the Pixel by LabCorp COVID-19 home collection kit. The FDA believes in protecting the public health by ensuring the safety & security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other products for human use, and medical devices. Additionally, the agency is responsible for the nation’s food supply, cosmetics, & dietary supplements.
Also Read: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker
The COVID-19 home-testing kit has been introduced by Pixel by LabCorp to the Food & Drug Administration. FDA has approved the testing kit that will be available all over the United States of America with an exception of a few states. All you need to do is, attend an online health survey; follow the instructions on the kit; & send it back to the laboratory. The lab will get back to you with the accurate results that we hope is going to work in a better way for the whole world.
Don’t forget to respond to us with your feedback on the initiative approved by the Food & Drug Administration.