Amazon is now selling Covid-19 tests online – and people can get one delivered in under an hour
AMAZON has been selling its own type of Covid-19 testing kits that it also used on its employees.
It’s said to be selling a selection of Covid-19 tests on its US site and some can be delivered on the same day if you’re in the right area.
The Amazon-own test kit was reportedly spotted on the site for $39.99[/caption]
Tests results for the Amazon test appear on the Amazon diagnostics website.
It was originally designed for employees.
Stat News first spotted that Amazon’s own tests were publicly available in the US.
At the time of writing, they’re no longer visible on the website but a few other Covid-19 tests from different brands are still available to buy.
The test kit is another step for Amazon as it moves into healthcare[/caption]
Amazon was selling its tests for $39.99.
They had one day shipping through Prime in some areas.
To use the Amazon test, a patient must swap their nose at home and put it back in a box with a prepaid shipping return label.
They need to mail their swabs back to the centralized lab where they will be assessed.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Amazon’s Covid-19 test kit back in March.
It originally only planned to use the testing program for onsite employees.
Amazon’s current Covid-19 test kit best seller appears to be a Quidel ‘Nasal Swab 10 Minute Rapid Results’ test.
One box will set you back $24.95.
Amazon’s own test kit is another example of the company’s expansion into healthcare.
It already has an Amazon Pharamcy program that offers a six month prescription package for common medications.
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