BD recently announced that it has partnered with Southeaster Grocers and Everly Health to distribute its at-home COVID-19 tests in grocery stores.
Through the partnerships, Everly Health will distribute the BD Veritor at-home COVID-19 tests to Southeastern Grocers’ Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores in the southeastern U.S.
Veritor at-home COVID-19 tests are also available for purchase through Amazon. The test is one of the first at-home COVID tests to use a smartphone camera and app to capture and interpret results, according to the company.
“Reliable and widely available testing remains one of the most important measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and have rapid test results to support decision-making by your healthcare provider,” BD life sciences president Dave Hickey said in a news release.”Distributors and retailers such as Everly Health and Southeastern Grocers play an important role in the fight against the virus by providing broad, convenient access to at-home tests. With family gatherings and holiday parties on the near horizon, detection of COVID-19 is more important than ever.”
BD’s Veriyor test has not been FDA cleared or approved but has been authorized by the FDA under emergency use authorization. It detects proteins from SARS-CoV-2 and is not for use with any other viruses or pathogens.