U.S. FDA recently issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) of the first over-the-counter (OTC) fully at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19 which does not require a doctor's prescription and does not require a laboratory to provide results. The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test is a rapid, lateral flow antigen test, a type of test that runs a liquid sample from the nose. The test is an antigen test which detects fragments of proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from a nasal swab sample from any individual 2 years of age or older. PCR Tests are considered more accurate than antigen tests, but overall the FDA found the device to be safe and effective sufficient for an EUA.
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