Amazon now offers a much more convenient way to test if you have acquired the virus through their own COVID-19 test kit. The company announced the release of this product just this morning to be available in the U.S. It retails for $39.99 and you no longer need a prescription to purchase.
Even though the number of vaccinated Americans is increasing, it is still important to be 100% sure. And Amazon is giving you a convenient and accurate way to do so. Going outside and having your RT-PCR test is still putting yourself at risk, since you still have to go out. Here are the details to see if this product is what you need.
Amazon COVID-19 Test Collection Kit DTC
The pandemic crisis has put everyone at risk. And Amazon is one of the companies that prioritized health and safety of its employees. In order to do that, they invested on their state-of-the-art laboratories to built their in-house COVID 19 testing program. This was used to provide regular and free testing to the Amazon workforce. Now, it is branching out its technology to its customers.
This test kit is manufactured by Amazon’s in-house laboratory using a sensitive method known as RT-PCR method. Moreover, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes this process as the “gold standard” diagnostic approach making it most accurate and effective. This test kit is not U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, but received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
How To Purchase?
As Amazon from its logo provides anything from A-Z, sure enough, it now offers your very own test kit. Customers no longer need to have a prescription, as long as you are 18 years old and above. The COVID-19 test kit is available for $39.99 including Amazon Prime delivery at no additional cost. Once you receive the kit, you can conduct your test at home following a simple process to collect a sample using a lower nasal swab.
Once purchased, you will receive a kit with everything you need to collect your nasal sample. As indicated in the listing, it includes instructions for use, 1 nasal swab, 1 collection tube with saline, 1 plastic bag with absorbent pad, 1 return box with prepaid return shipping label.
Aside from that, customers are also required to register and the whole process takes you about 20 minutes to finish. Once you are done, you can now send it to Amazon’s state-of-the-art diagnostics laboratory in Hebron, Kentucky with its pre-paid next-day return delivery. The company assures the public that their CAP accredited and CLIA-certified labs in the US and UK already processed tests from its 750,000 employees. Customers will receive the test results within 24 hours by the time the sample arrives in the lab. Results will then be available at the company’s secure website AmazonDx.com.
Additionally, it is travel compliant. If you need to travel within the US or to international locations, you can then use these results as travel requirements. Regardless of whether you experience symptoms or not and just want to test yourself, you can now do that.