FDA authorizes emergency use of Lucira's at-home test kit – with results in 30 minutes and no shipping to a lab

November 25, 2020
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by Danielle Bradnan
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This advancement in POC testing is one that decentralizes the testing process and allows for nearly immediate self-quarantine and thereby reducing the burden on shipping and laboratory infrastructure. While clients may want to take note of this development for use for their own employees, clients looking at the home testing space should see this as a signpost. Consumers being exposed to the convenience of at-home testing will continue to have an appetite for it, and opportunities for home testing for common conditions like the flu and strep throat remain to be tapped. Incorporating rapid testing into a telehealth model is an increasingly viable approach to capturing revenue while bringing value to patients.

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