Concerned you might have COVID-19? While antigen tests can give quick results, a molecular test, like PCR (polymerase chain reaction test) is much more reliable! Today I am excited to share with you that the first and only FDA EUA authorized PCR- quality molecular COVID-19 test is now available over-the-counter thru Lucira!
A molecular test is much more reliable and accurate, plus you can now get results in the comfort of your own home in 30 minutes or less with the Lucira Check It COVID-19 test. If you are traveling or attending a major event. taking the Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test allows you peace of mind and the opportunity to adjust your schedule based on the results.
WHAT IT IS
A molecular test is a diagnostic test that analyzes a sample for genetic material from the virus to determine whether you are infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Unlike antigen tests, molecular tests, like PCR and Lucira, copy parts of the viral genetic material over and over again while the test is running. This amplification process allows Lucira to identify a very small amount of virus, so it can detect the virus earlier. Lucira also detects all COVID-19 variants of concern, including Omicron and all BA subvariants, such as BA.4 and BA.5.
Anyone aged 14 or older can perform the test on themselves, and adults can test children between the ages of 2 and 13. Positive results can appear in as little as 11 minutes, while negative results could take as long as 30 minutes.
The Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test is very easy to use. It comes complete with two AA batteries, testing unit, sample vial, swab, disposal bag, and instructions. When you are ready to actually do the test, the included instructions are super easy to follow. The test has an 18-month shelf life. Purchase ahead of time and have on hand for when you need it!
Results are easy to read too – a “done” light will come on along with a “positive” or “negative” light. No more guessing trying to read vague lines!
This Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test is especially great to have on hand for preventative care. Visiting anyone that is health compromised or elderly? Knowing you are COVID free will be comforting for you and your loved ones!
Go here to purchase your Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test kits.
*Diclosure: This home test kit has not been FDA cleared or approved. This home test kit has been authorized by FDA under EUA. It has been authorized only for the testing of nasal swabs for detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. This home test kit is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of IVDs for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.