Hamilton Journal News

FDA approves at-home virus test


An at-home test for coronaviru­s won emergency use approval Monday from the federal Food and Drug Administra­tion.

The Quidel QuickVue test got the green light as the government seeks to make it easier for Americans to determine if they have been infected with the deadly virus.

“The FDA continues to prioritize the availabili­ty of more at-home testing options in response to the pandemic,” said Dr. Jeff Shuren, an FDA official.

The nasal swab test can be self-administer­ed by anyone over 14 years old or performed by a parent on anyone over 8 years old.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA