As of Tuesday morning, more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases have been diagnosed worldwide, at least 788,920 of which are in the U.S. The disease has been responsible for at least 171,810 deaths worldwide, including at least 42,458 fatalities in the United States.
The reissued EUA for LabCorp's test permits patients to collect a sample from their noses by using a designated kit that includes nasal swabs and saline, the FDA said. Patients then mail their samples -- in an insulated package -- to a LabCorp lab for testing.
According to the FDA, LabCorp will be making its home collection kits available to consumers in most states -- with a doctor’s order -- over the next few weeks.