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Coronavirus Home Tests: How They Work, What They Cost, and How Accurate They Are

When COVID-19 tests first appeared at doctors' offices and health care facilities last spring, they didn't have the best reputation. Now, an influx of at-home COVID testing kits are on the market, thanks the US Food and Drug Administration’s authority to make these tests available for emergency use. People simply collect their own specimen (mucus or saliva) and mail it off to a lab for analysis.

Photo Credit: Lea Böhm

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