Can I test for COVID-19 at home? 6 reasons why you should
Do you want COVID-19 testing that is so convenient it can be done in your home, at any time, without any need for supervision?
With an at-home health test from empowerDX, there’s a better way to get results without sacrificing your time and test accuracy. Here are six reasons you should get tested for COVID-19 right in your living room. (Or your bathroom. Or your bedroom. Wherever works best for you).
1. A painless experience
Say goodbye to a deep swab, and say hello to a painless nasal swab you can collect yourself. Our FDA emergency use authorized (EUA) RT-PCR test (that’s reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test for our science friends out there) uses a shallow nasal swab to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. Trust us – your nose will thank you.
2. Bring the doctor’s office to your living room
Instead of waiting for hours at a crowded testing site or doctor’s office, an at-home health test offers you all the conventional lab care you’d expect in a healthcare setting. In fact, recent research found that home test kit samples collected from 30 participants were just as accurate as samples collected by a healthcare worker. (Note: this study was not completed with an empowerDX test.)
3. Test on your schedule
Do you want to wait for an available appointment at your doctor’s office to get tested? With an at-home test, order a kit when it works best for you and get results in just 48 hours.
4. Protect others
The best way to protect others from the spread of the virus is to stay home. If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, the last thing you want to do is venture out in public. With an at-home health test, you can have the peace of mind you’re looking for while also doing your part to keep others safe.
5. Maintain your privacy
Your health is your business and no one else’s. Our sample collection and result portals are completely secure and compliant with U.S. health privacy regulations.
6. No health insurance, no problem
Getting tested for COVID-19 shouldn’t have to break the bank. No matter what your insurance coverage is, our affordable COVID-19 test is only $99. Best of all, shipping is completely free.
Do yourself and your community a favor: order an at-home test, avoid the hassle, and get the health answers you need from the comfort of your home.