Eurofins, its empowerDX subsidiary and Rite Aid announced the launch of an over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 PCR test kit.
Luxembourg-based Eurofins’ co-branded kits will be made available at all Rite Aid locations across 17 U.S. states, offering both symptomatic and asymptomatic users a way to test for COVID-19 at home, according to a news release.
Eurofins Viracor, an infectious disease testing laboratory, developed the test based on the company’s FDA emergency use authorized SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay. Eurofins said its test is among the first COVID-19 tests to be authorized through an EUA for OTC use.
“We are excited to partner with Rite Aid and launch this at-home COVID-19 testing kit, making access to test kits widely available to people across the U.S through Rite Aid’s national network,” Eurofins CEO Gilles Martin said in the release. “Increasing population testing rates is an important step in fighting the pandemic, and its new more infectious variants, and building the confidence needed to accelerate a return to everyday life.”
Eurofins remains active in the diagnostic space for COVID-19, having just one week ago announced a testing network to help facilitate European travel. In May, the company received EUA for its at-home COVID-19 testing kit for children 3 years of age and older.