FDA authorizes first over-the-counter home test for COVID-19
The first home test forthat doesn’t require a prescription will soon be on U.S. store shelves. U.S. officials Tuesday authorized the rapid coronavirus test which can be done .
The announcement by the Food and Drug Administration represents another important —though incremental — step in U.S. efforts to expand testing options.
The agency’s action allows the test to be sold in places like drugstores, so “a patient can buy it, swab their nose, run the test and find out their results in as little as 20 minutes,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, in a statement.