The test was originally used for Amazon employees
amazon is sell your own COVID-19 test kits directly to customers. Test results a. will appear on Amazon Diagnostics Website Which was originally designed for use by Amazon employees. The test’s public availability was first reported By state news.
The trial is on sale for $39.99 and has one-day shipping through Prime in certain areas of the US.
To use the test, a patient swabs their nose at home and places it in a box labeled Prepaid Shipping Return. The swab is then sent to a centralized laboratory. Amazon got a Food and Drug Administration sign-off on its COVID-19 test kits in March. At the time, it planned to use the test for its onsite employee testing program.
At-home medical testing has gained attention over the past year, as companies rushed to deliver COVID-19 tests that people could easily take without a trip to the doctor’s office. Experts believe this will supercharge efforts to bring other types of home testing, such as flu testing, to market more quickly.
The in-house COVID-19 test kit is the latest in Amazon’s expansion of healthcare. The company began offering its telehealth and at-home healthcare programs to other employers in March. it is also offering six month recipe For generic drugs starting at $6 through the Amazon Pharmacy Program.