CINCINNATI, Ohio — Kroger plans to offer the first smartphone-enabled at-home rapid antigen test kit nationwide.
The grocer said the test, in partnership with Gauss, is waiting for an emergency use authorization from the FDA.
Once approved, it will be the first rapid COVID-19 test that can be fully performed with only a smartphone and no lab testing, telemedicine visit, or specialized technology.
Test users follow directions of a step-by-step video in an app to correctly get the nasal swab and complete the test. The results take only 15 minutes to receive.
Kroger expects the test to be available online and over the counter at its 22-hundred pharmacies nationwide once given the green light.