COVID-19 At-Home Collection Kit Receives FDA Authorization for Potential Retail Distribution

Pixel by LabCorp™ COVID-19 At-Home Collection Kit has been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to become the first collection kit to be available over the counter without requiring a prescription.The kit is currently available to order on our website, and this FDA approval will enable us to potentially distribute the kit through retail channels.

This authorization is the latest example of our team’s commitment to increase access to COVID-19 testing.

“With the first over-the-counter at-home collection kit ever authorized by the FDA for COVID-19, we are empowering people to learn about their health and make confident decisions,” said Dr. Brian Caveney, chief medical officer and president of LabCorp Diagnostics. “With this authorization, we can help more people get tested, reduce the spread of the virus and improve the health of our communities.”

Retailers interested in selling Pixel by LabCorp COVID-19 at-home collection kits, please contact us at [email protected].

 


 
How can I purchase a kit?

The kit is already available to order on our website, and this approval will allow us to potentially distribute the kit through more channels, including retailers and pharmacies.

When will this kit be available over-the-counter at retailers?

The kit is already widely available on our website and this approval will enable LabCorp to potentially distribute the kit through more channels, including retailers and pharmacies. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to say up to date with our latest announcements. 

How is the over-the-counter kit different from the Pixel by LabCorp kit I order online?

Customers can expect the same quality of service whether you order on our website or purchase at a retailer. The kit components, test performed on the sample, and time to receive results are the same. Anyone who tests positive will be contacted by a member of PWNHealth to discuss next steps.

Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for more information.

 

References:

1. "LabCorp Receives FDA Authorization to Make At-Home COVID-19 Collection Kits Available Through Retail" LabCorp. 9 December 2020. https://ir.labcorp.com/news-releases/news-release-details/labcorp-receives-fda-authorization-make-home-covid-19-collection