It’s about to get a lot more convenient to get tested for COVID-19. Vending machines selling home test kits will soon be making their debut in major U.S. cities.
Fox News reports that Wellness 4 Humanity will be placing vending machines that sell their at-home coronavirus test kit for $149. The machines will begin vending in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. According to their website, you could see them as early as this month.
“These vending machines are a significant milestone in helping to provide Americans with easier access to fast, highly accurate COVID-19 testing,” Lian Nguyen Pham, CEO, and co-founder of Wellness 4 Humanity said in a statement.
Both rapid and PCR test types will be sold in the vending machines. The TRUSTPASS Rapid Antigen At-Home Test Kit provides results in 15 minutes. There is no shipping or lab work required. The test is said to have “97.4% accuracy and 100% specificity, meaning false negatives are unlikely,” according to a W4H press release.
W4H’s Saliva RT-PCR Tes is done through a saliva collection rather than nasal swabs. Customers receive their results within 48 hours with 99% accuracy, the company says. Test results are delivered via the TRUSTPASS app. If you choose to utilize the PCR tests, a shipping label will be provided for sending the saliva out to a lab.