Walgreens, LabCorp Make At-Home COVID-19 Collection Kit Available Through Digital Platform

The kit will be shipped overnight to the customer’s home, where they can self-administer the test collection using a short nasal swab and send their sample back to Labcorp.

Walgreens and LabCorp have announced the availability of the Pixel by LabCorp™ At-Home COVID-19 Collection Kit through Walgreens Find Care, a digital health care platform available on the Walgreens app and Walgreens.com.

According to Walgreens, customers can connect to the Pixel by Labcorp website using Walgreens Find Care to request the test after completing a short coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) survey to determine eligibility. The kit will be shipped via FedEx Express Overnight to the customer’s home, where they can self-administer the test collection using a short nasal swab and send their sample back to Labcorp.

Once processed by Labcorp, test results are accessed by the customer via the Pixel by Labcorp site. If a COVID-19 test is positive, a health care staff member will contact individuals directly by phone or mail to discuss next steps. Additionally, Pixel by LabCorp has contracted with a physician network to provide independent physician services for testing. According to the company, the collection kit is not a substitute for visits to a health care professional and is for use by adults 18 years of age and older.

“Labcorp and Walgreens share a common goal of helping customers find easy and safe ways to get COVID-19 test results and make informed health decisions,” said Amy Summy, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Labcorp, in a prepared statement.

The launch of additional features and providers on Walgreens Find Care coincided with guidance from the CDC to use telehealth to help address medical needs while supporting social distancing, an important step in managing the impact of COVID-19.

Labcorp’s COVID-19 PCR test has not been FDA cleared or approved. It has been authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens.

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Walgreens and LabCorp make Pixel by LabCorp™ at-home COVID-19 collection kit available through Walgreens find care. Walgreens Newsroom. https://news.walgreens.com/covid-19/press-releases-1/walgreens-and-labcorp-make-pixel-by-labcorp-at-home-covid-19-collection-kit-available-through-walgreens-find-care.htm. Published December 21, 2020. Accessed December 22, 2020.