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(LibertySociety.com) – The month of November has been big for the medical community. Pfizer and Moderna both announced their vaccinations showed up to 95% efficacy. Now, there’s news about a new test kit.

On Tuesday, November 17, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it approved emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first at-home coronavirus test kit. The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit will require a prescription, but it’s authorized for people 14 and older. All a patient has to do is swab themselves, swirl it in a vial of solution, and place it in the test unit.

In a statement, FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn said the kit works “in 30 minutes or less” and patients can read the results in the “test unit’s light-up display.” He applauded his agency’s “unprecedented speed” during the pandemic and called the breakthrough an “important diagnostic advancement.”

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