Term COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kits
Code LF-4900.1567
Definition Programs that provide kits which allow prescreened individuals to collect a test sample at home to avoid an in-person visit to a COVID test site. Pre-screening is done using an online questionnaire that is reviewed by a health care provider. The individual then uses the enclosed nasal and/or throat swab, packs the sample(s) up and ships them to the designated laboratory for analysis. (Some kits may instead require a blood sample collected by finger pricking, or other approved methods of sampling.) Results are generally available online within 24-48 hours. If the test shows positive results, the program may offer a telehealth consult to guide the individual through any next steps. The test is recommended for individuals age 18 and older who have been in close contact with someone who has become ill, or who may have been exposed to COVID-19 by living, working or gathering in close proximity to others. The test is also recommended for people who show symptoms of the virus (elevated temperature, flu-like symptoms, loss of taste or smell, worsening cough or sore throat, or shortness of breath). The tests are not intended to be a substitute for those seeking or needing professional diagnosis, treatment or medical advice, and may or may not be authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Created 11/17/20
Changed 11/19/20
Use References At Home COVID-19 Testing Kits
At Home COVID-19 Test Kits
Home Collection Kits for Covid-19 Testing
Home Collection Kits for Covid-19 Tests
See Also References Clinical Trials Research Projects (LT-1530.1550)
COVID-19 Antibody Test Development (JP-1500.1520)
COVID-19 Antibody Tests (LF-4900.1562)
COVID-19 Control (JP-1500.1700-150)
COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests (LF-4900.1565)
COVID-19 Immunization Clinics (LT-3400.1525)
COVID-19 Test Results Hotlines (LF-4900.1568)
COVID-19 Treatment (LT-1750.1620)
Diagnostic Blood Tests for Children's Inflammatory Illness (LF-4900.1710)
Fraudulent COVID-19 Test/Vaccine/Treatment Reporting (FN-1700.1470-215)
Public Health Order Violations Reporting (JP-6650)
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NPC E09.02)
Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Chronic Disease Control (UW 2.1.01.02)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Related Concepts Disaster Services
Evaluation/Testing/Diagnosis/Assessment
Facet Service
Comments
Bibliographic References "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First Standalone At-Home Sample Collection Kit That Can Be Used With Certain Authorized Tests", U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-first-standalone-home-sample-collection-kit-can-be-used

"COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit", Everlywell website, https://www.everlywell.com/products/covid-19-test/?g_network=g&g_adid=478960925465&g_keyword=at%20home%20covid%20test%20kit&g_adtype=search&g_adgroupid=105122758684&g_keywordid=kwd-913340146070&g_campaign=CAC+-+COVID-19+Test+Home+Collection+Kit&g_acctid=652-099-8287&g_campaignid=10400133832&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=covid&gclid=Cj0KCQiAhs79BRD0ARIsAC6XpaVc_2rze6MGzFn0A0uktLTxhxU9uf1wTL2w49ttAo-DPv5x7vUa6fwaAjNcEALw_wcB

"Nose or throat swab? AHS using both tests for COVID-19", Amanda Anderson, CTV News, Edmonton, Published Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:31PM MDT, https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/nose-or-throat-swab-ahs-using-both-tests-for-covid-19-1.5039313

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