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Abbott’s $25 Rapid Virus Test Cleared for At-Home Use

  • Abbott to make millions of home screenings available in 2021
  • Test will be prescribed and supervised by a partner service
Abbott's BinaxNOW
Abbott's BinaxNOW

Source: Abbott Laboratories 

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Abbott Laboratories won U.S. authorization for a rapid Covid-19 test that costs $25 and can be used at home, a new accessible option from the manufacturer after months of obstacles to screening access in the country.

The emergency clearance from the Food and Drug Administration opens a new market for Abbott’s BinaxNOW, a single-use swab-collected test that produces results in 15 minutes. Until now, the test had been administered by health-care providers. Abbott is partnered with a service to remotely prescribe the screening.