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FDA approves at-home test that checks for both COVID-19 and influenza

Posted at 10:11 AM, Feb 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-25 13:11:11-05

(KERO) — Knowing if you have the flu versus covid-19 may be easier now.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home test that can check for both COVID-19 and influenza.

It's made by California biotech company Lucira Health. The test is 99 percent accurate at detecting a negative result for influenza and 90 percent accurate for a positive result.

It's considered 100 percent accurate for detecting a negative covid result and 88 percent accurate for a positive one.