|December 17, 2020
FDA Authorizes First OTC COVID-19 Test
A viral antigen over-the-counter COVID-19 home test that can be used without a prescription wasauthorized for emergency use this week by the FDA. Patients perform their own nasal swab and a smartphone app helps interpret results without sending it to a lab.
The FDA authorization comes on the heels of authorization last month of the first prescription COVID-19 test for home use.
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