1/ UPDATE 🙌 My proudest day ever at @everly_well is today. We’re launching the first solution in the U.S. to get tested and diagnosed for #COVID-19 from your home on Monday, March 23. https://t.co/FpKEGxrmPd
— Julia Cheek (@JuliaTCheek) March 19, 2020
On March 23rd the Austin, Texas-based home testing company Everlywell, will be the first company in the U.S to make at home testing kits available for the Coronavirus.
You can order the test on their website after answering a few questions about your basic health, and current symptoms. After that, you will be directed to swab the back of your nose and throat, and send the sample off in a pre-stamped package.
You can choose to have the test mailed to you in two days for just $135 or if you just can’t wait, you can have it overnighted for just $30 bucks more. Everlywell reports it currently has 30,000 COVID-19 tests ready to ship and plan to expand the number of labs processing the results.
Your assigned physician may suggest you self-quarantine during the waiting period. If you test positive for COVID-19, the results will be sent via text or email and a physician will tele-instruct you on the next steps while they report your status to the state health department (which is included in the initial cost.)
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On Monday, we launch the first solution to get tested and diagnosed for COVID-19 from home. We’ve pushed to get this test ready to help contain the virus and protect our vital healthcare capacities. Due to global supply manufacturing constraints, availability will be limited to start, but we’re working diligently with our partners to scale to meet the ever-growing needs as quickly as we can for you. Learn more from the link in our bio. . . . #covid_19 #coronavirus #flattenthecurve