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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization to an at-home coronavirus test kit produced by Austin-based company Everlywell.


The kit provides materials to take a nasal swab that can then be sent to one of two laboratories for testing, the agency said in a release posted to the website Saturday, with kits available to those who have been screened via an online questionnaire:

Once patients self-swab to collect their nasal sample, they will ship the sample overnight to a specific CLIA-certified lab that is running one of the in vitro diagnostic molecular tests authorized under a separate EUA for use with the Everlywell at-home sample collection kit.

Everlywell CEO Julia Cheek said on Twitter that the kits would be available later this month.


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