The demand for the FDA-approved coronavirus test kit on Amazon continues to increase as the number of cases surge across the country.
The DxTerity COVID-19 Saliva at-Home Collection Kit has been authorized for emergency use and can be purchased from Amazon by a third-party retailer.
This is the only take-home test available to date on Amazon. The e-commerce giant can't confirm when it will have more tests available.
The test has been authorized for use by both individuals with and without symptoms of COVID-19. The price of a single pack is $110, a set of 10 comes for $1,000.
According to the listing, the price for DxTerity's kit includes prepaid express return shipping and laboratory PCR testing. Results will be available within 24 to 72 hours after the laboratory receives the sample.
You will be surprised to note that Amazon is not the only one offering this kit.
Walmart and Sam’s Club also offered testing kits that were cost-effective.
Consumers can get the test for free from select pharmacies. As the number of cases continues to rise, some may have to pay extra for the safety and convenience of an at-home test.
Before holidays, residents waited for hours to enter clinics, further proving that the nation's testing system was unable to keep pace with the virus.