The first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-use at home, which provides rapid results, has been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Jeff Shuren, the director of the FDA's Centre for Devices and Radiological Health, said that the at-home test could be fully self-administered entirely outside of a lab or healthcare setting. The authorization represents a significant step toward the FDA's nationwide response to COVID-19, he added.
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