LetsGetChecked today announced that it received FDA emergency use authorization for its non-prescription COVID-19 home collection test.
The EUA allows the test to be available to consumers and organizations by removing the need for a doctor’s prescription to do a home test for people who do not exhibit symptoms or suspected exposure to the virus.
“While the incredible efforts to make vaccinations available to every American by May has generated renewed hope for the future, widespread testing continues to be a critical vehicle for recovery and the reopening of the economy,” CEO and founder Peter Foley said in a news release. “Research shows that the virus can be transmitted and spread by those who show no symptoms, and this authorization removes another barrier to entry for high-quality testing to a wider population.”
LetsGetChecked’s home collection test was first authorized by the FDA for emergency use in May 2020. It uses a nasal swab and molecular diagnostic PCR lab analysis to give patients test results within 24-72 hours.
“We’ve served as a critical partner for numerous workplaces, schools, and businesses to provide much-needed access to convenient and easy-to-use Coronavirus testing,” president Derek Newell said. “This authorization allows for heightened access to molecular PCR diagnostic Coronavirus testing nationwide and we applaud the FDA’s support to encourage widespread testing for both asymptomatic and symptomatic Americans.”
The home collection test is available through LetsGetChecked’s website and is received within 24 hours of purchase.