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.