FDA has approved a home coronavirus rapid screening detector to get results within 30 minutes
November 18 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the emergency use authorization for the nation’s first rapid screening test for new coronavirus, which will allow people to stay at home all the way.
A virus test is performed, and the result will be released within 30 minutes.
According to reports, the US Food and Drug Administration will grant emergency use authorization to a single-use quick screening test tool produced by California manufacturer Lucira Health.
This molecular detection reagent is used by the public to collect swab samples, and then use the reagent to detect the genetic material of the virus. The test result will be displayed in 30 minutes or less.
Earlier in October, the US Food and Drug Administration had stated that the agency updated its guidelines in July to specify the standards for home testing reagents, that is, the reagents are required to be easy to operate and can be carried out by ordinary people.
However, no company has submitted an application for such products. Some officials worry that companies may think that the requirements of the guidelines are difficult to meet.
According to reports, the reagents developed by Lucilla Company meet the requirements of simple use. According to the company’s website, the price of testing reagents will be less than $50.