No COVID-19 Testing at Home Yet But Quicker Options Coming
WASHINGTON (AP) — Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it’s still too risky.
They've stopped companies that launched home-testing kits, saying none of the tests have been proven effective.
Other new rapid tests are helping increase testing speed and supply.
U.S. officials last week said one test that gives results in 15 minutes will go first to remote areas.
For now, the only way Americans can get tested is at hospitals, clinics or drive-thru sites, with a doctor’s order.
Priority is given to people with COVID-19 symptoms in high-risk groups.