Eurofins, Rite Aid launch OTC at-home COVID-19 test in U.S.

Eurofins, its empowerDX subsidiary and Rite Aid announced the launch of an over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 PCR test kit.

Luxembourg-based Eurofins’ co-branded kits will be made available at all Rite Aid locations across 17 U.S. states, offering both symptomatic and asymptomatic users a way to test for COVID-19 at home, according to a news release.

Eurofins Viracor, an infectious disease testing laboratory, developed the test based on the company’s FDA emergency use authorized SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay. Eurofins said its test is among the first COVID-19 tests to be authorized through an EUA for OTC use.

“We are excited to partner with Rite Aid and launch this at-home COVID-19 testing kit, making access to test kits widely available to people across the U.S through Rite Aid’s national network,” Eurofins CEO Gilles Martin said in the release. “Increasing population testing rates is an important step in fighting the pandemic, a…

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