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First coronavirus test released, allowing for self-testing

First coronavirus test released, allowing for self-testing

The world’s first COVID-19 rapid test, which requires no laboratory capacity and is suitable for home use, is released in the U.S., Reuters reports.

The one-time test, created by Lucira Health, allows anyone who suspects they’ve contracted coronavirus to pick up a sample of excreta from the nasal mucosa and see if it is infected. Positive or negative results can be obtained in 30 minutes.

All previously presented diagnostic tests for COVID-19, if they allowed for independent sampling, then they had to be sent to the laboratory for analysis.

The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit can also be used in hospitals and clinics. It is approved for self-use by people aged 14 years and over, and for children under 14 years of age, testing must be performed by a specialist.

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