FDA Authorizes Emergency Use Of 15-Minute COVID-19 Test

The test will cost only $5.
Posted at 8:33 AM, Aug 27, 2020

Starting next month, tens of millions of Americans will have access to a new COVID-19 antigen test.

It takes only 15 minutes and cost $5. 

The FDA gave Abbott's BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card emergency use authorization Wednesday. The company said the test is reliable and highly portable. It's about the size of a credit card. 

The company behind it is also launching an app. People who test negative for the virus can pull up a "digital health pass" on their phone.