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NPR Kansas City - Lee’s Summit Lab Develops COVID-19 Test You Can Administer At Home

The at-home test has come on the market as a third surge of coronavirus infections has spread across the country.

The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization to Viracor Eurofins, a clinical diagnostics lab in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, for an at-home, self-administered COVID-19 test.

The process is simple and uses a nasal swab that looks like a Q-tip to rub the inside of each nostril three times. The sample is then sent to a Viracor lab, which emails the results within 24 hours of receipt.

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