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Amazon launches at-home COVID test kits

Amazon online retail giant announced on Tuesday the launch of new COVID-19 testing kits for American customers to use at home. The tests have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will be processed at the company's laboratory that has already tested over 750,000 Amazon employees.

"Even as COVID-19 vaccinations continue, widespread access to reliable and affordable COVID-19 testing remains a critical tool in the fight against the spread of the virus. [...] The test collection kit provides highly accurate and timely results, helping customers feel more confident as they safely return to travel, work, college, and daily life," said Cem Sibay, Amazon executive.

The tests are available to order online for $39.99 and do not require a prescription. They are suitable for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients above 18 years old. It takes under 24 hours from the moment the tests arrive at the lab to deliver their results.

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