Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) Coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.
COVID-19 test is needed if someone is suspected of Coronavirus. A test for COVID-19 is generally referred by Doctors.
In general, for diagnostic tests, samples are collected from a person’s nose and/or throat using swabs or other collection devices by a healthcare provider. A health care professional swabbing the back of the nasal cavity through the nostril is the preferred way to collect a sample to test for COVID-19.
No, at this time, the FDA has not authorized any COVID-19 test to be completely used and processed at home.