FDA authorizes Abbott’s rapid $25 Covid test for at-home use

The test, which is an antigen test that delivers results in about 15 minutes, had previously been authorized for use by trained personnel only, but the new clearance will allow patients to test themselves at home with virtual assistance from a doctor. It’s the third test authorized in the U.S. “that can be used completely at home,” Dr. Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement. Read more.