DxTerity is the first home COVID testing kit to receive emergency FDA authorization and it is the only home-testing kit currently commercially available on Amazon for home purchase.
Imagine you are planning a vacation, a business trip, a flight or a cruise and you need to provide a negative COVID-19 test – until now you had go out to a testing center, wait in line, be exposed to other people, but now you can do so from the safety and comfort of your home as the FDA has approved a home testing kit produced by the American company DxTerity under its Emergency Use Authorization (EAU).
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DxTerity SARS-CoV-2 test has been authorized
According to DxTerity, its SARS-CoV-2 test has been authorized for testing specimens collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider (HCP) and from any individual, including from individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect COVID-19.
“We have focused our efforts on adapting to the challenges of living and working during a pandemic,” says Bob Terbrueggen, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of DxTerity. “Our new at-home test provides the flexibility and reliability of results for people who are traveling, returning to work or simply want to ensure they can protect themselves and others.”
Speaking about the company’s decision to make the tests commercially available to individuals, Terbrueggen said: “We have demonstrated the reliability and quality of our COVID-19 testing solution with big business and now we want to expand access to customers at home and small businesses. Amazon is the perfect partner for expanding access to millions of U.S. customers.”
DxTerity home COVID testing kit
The way the DxTerity home COVID testing kit works is as follows:
- The kit contains everything needed for the sample collection, which requires just a small amount of saliva without the discomfort of having to use a nasal swab.
- The saliva sample is then sent in its container with prepaid express return shipping that is included with the kit.
- Results are available within 24 to 72 hours of sample receipt at the laboratory.
- An official lab report is available online with the results and can be downloaded to serve as proof of the result.
You can see more about how to use the kit in this brochure here.
You can see more about the science behind the kit in this FDA summary of the Emergency Use Authorization here.
DexTerity COVID-19 self test kit prices
Single test kits are available for $110 and 10-pack kits are available for $1000 on Amazon. Testing does not require supervised sample collection, and prescription authorization is included as part of test registration. The price includes pre-paid overnight return shipment and testing in DxTerity’s CLIA licensed and accredited laboratory.
A five star reviewer wrote on Amazon: “I took this test before going to see my family. It was easy to use… just saliva. Once I sent it back, I received my results within 24 hours! After doing some research, it seems to be the most accurate test on the market.
Another five-star reviewer wrote: “This is best test on the market. No painful nose swab, just an easy spit tube. It has a highly sensitive level of detection which means it can detect even the smallest amount of virus in you. High sensitivity = highly accurate test. Easy at-home kit with pre-paid express return label to get your results ASAP. The world needs more accessibility around COVID resources and this service makes it possible!!”
The Los Angeles-based company specializes in producing home blood collection kits that can be used in the diagnosis of several conditions.
To get your DXTerity home COVID-19 test kit, go to Amazon.
* As the sample collection is unsupervised, the lab report issued by DxTerity may not be valid for all travel purposes.
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That sounds like a step in the right direction. Hopefully with these home-tests and vaccines, the travel game will be back to normal soon!
Yes – let us hope the world will be vaccinated soon and with this self-test-kit like Dxterity there will be an intermediate phase to enable safe travel