February 27, 2023
The FDA has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the nation’s first at-home test that can detect COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.
On Friday, the agency said the EUA for Lucira’s over-the-counter test is a milestone during the pandemic “bringing greater consumer access to diagnostic tests that can be performed entirely at home.”
“We remain committed to working with test developers to support the shared goal of getting more accurate and reliable tests to Americans who need them,” said Jeff Shuren, MD, JD, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Here’s what you need to know:
The FDA noted that patients who test positive should follow-up with their health care provider for additional guidance and testing if necessary. Additional information about the EUA is available online.
HAP continues to urge everyone to stay up to date on their flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. Learn more about appointments available in your community.
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