Company To Begin Offering At-Home Coronavirus Testing Kits

March 20, 2020

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A digital health Texas-based company is rolling out an at-home testing kit for coronavirus starting next week. Everlywell, which offers a variety of at-home lab tests for everything from vitamin deficiency to cholesterol levels to fertility, says users will have to answer questions online about whether or not they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Then it has to be prescribed by a doctor to prevent a shortage of kits (exam can be done online).  If a physician decides to prescribe the Everlywell test, users pay $135 to receive the test kit in two days or pay $165 to receive it overnight. The results will be available in 48 hours via text or email, according to the company, who also says it will receive no profit from the tests, and that they can be covered by participating insurance providers. If a test comes back positive, users will be offered a telemedicine consultation at no additional cost. The company says 30,000 tests will be available starting Monday (3/23/2020) and that it hopes to be able to soon diagnose as many as 250,000 people each week

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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