First Rapid Home-Use HIV Kit Approved for Self-Testing
MedSun: Newsletter #75, August 2012

FDA Consumer Update

The FDA has approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, a rapid home-use HIV test kit that does not require sending a sample to a laboratory for analysis. The kit provides a test result in 20-40 minutes, and consumers can test themselves in their own home. The kit, which tests a sample of fluid from your mouth, is approved for sale in stores and online to anyone age 17 and older. FDA also wants consumers to know that positive test results using the OraQuick test must be confirmed by follow-up laboratory-based testing.

Additional Information:

FDA Consumer Update. First Rapid Home-Use HIV Kit Approved for Self-Testing. July 18, 2012.
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm310545.htm


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