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FDA Grants EUA for OTC Triple Test for COVID-19, Influenza A & B: Daily Dose

FDA Grants EUA for OTC Triple Test for COVID-19, Influenza A & B: Daily Dose / Image Credit: ©New Africa/AdobeStock
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Patient Care brings primary care clinicians a lot of medical news every day—it’s easy to miss an important study. The Daily Dose provides a concise summary of one of the website's leading stories you may not have seen.

Last week, we reported on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granting emergency use authorization (EUA) for an over-the-counter (OTC) triple combination antigen test for influenza and COVID-19.

The decision

The SpeedySwab COVID + FLU A&B Antigen Self-Test (Watmind USA) is intended for use at home or at the point of care, can simultaneously detect COVID-19, influenza A, and influenza B in 15 minutes.

The SpeedySwab test is authorized for self-administration by adults and for use by adults for children aged 2 years and older who have symptoms of COVID or flu. The step-by-step process for in-home testing mirrors that for COVID-19 home antigen tests currently available. The test kits are produced in 1, 2, 4 and 25-pack options. The test will detect the presence of proteins from SARS-CoV2 variants and subvariants but will not discriminate among them.

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