An at-home coronavirus test is now available for purchase at costco.com for $129.99.
The kit, made by telemedicine company Azova, detects the active virus in the saliva of individuals who are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.
Rather than swabbing up the nose, users need to spit into a provided vial, close a lid to mix in a liquid, shake it, then mail the vial off using a pre-paid label to the company’s labs.
According to Costco’s description, the tests “are the gold standard testing method with the most accurate sensitivity and specificity currently on the market.”
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Results will be posted on the HIPAA-secure AZOVA app within 24 to 72 hours.
This express take-home kit is not available to just anyone; however, as you must first fill out an online questionnaire to determine your eligibility.
Customers can currently order a test kit online and expect its delivery within 24 hours of completing the online questionnaire.
The test has been Food and Drug Administration authorized, and has received an Emergency Use Authorization for at home and office use, according to Azova.
The COVID-19 Saliva PCR Test Kit currently retails at Costco for $129.99, while a COVID-19 Saliva PCR Test Kit with Video Observation retails for ten dollars more at $139.99.