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FDA approves standalone at-home sample collection kit

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light for medical labs to test at-home coronavirus sample kits.

The federal government granted emergency authorization to Everlywell Inc., a health and wellness company.

Now healthcare providers can screen patients, then sign off on them receiving a kit.

The at-home test will use a nasal sample to test for the virus, and FDA officials say the kits protect people from potential exposure.

The Everlywell test is the only authorized COVID-19 at-home sample collection kit, and are available by prescription only.

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