CDC issues guidelines for reopening
May 16, 2020 at 2:13 PM EDT – Updated May 17 at 12:16 AM
(CNN) – The US Food and Drug Administration has given the green light for medical labs to test an at-home coronavirus sample kit.
The kits are available by prescription only. Patients must fill out an online questionnaire that is reviewed by a health care provider before they can get a kit.
The at-home test will use a nasal sample to test for the virus. Once the samples are collected, they are shipped off to a certified lab and patients will receive their results online.
FDA officials say the at-home kits protects people from potential exposure.
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