FDA approves first at-home rapid coronavirus test

FDA Approves First At-Home, Rapid Coronavirus Test. The 30-minute test kit was developed by California-based company Lucira Health. The test will initially require a prescription. Testers will first collect a nasal sample. The nasal swab is then placed into a vial, . which is inserted into a portable accessory that deciphers the test results. . Testers will receive either a positive or negative result. The test's FDA approval comes months into a pandemic that has claimed the lives of nearly a quarter of a million people in the U.S. According to Johns Hopkins University, nearly 11.5 million people in the U.S. have contracted the virus