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Amazon at-home COVID-19 tests cannot be purchased and delivered in New York

Amazon sells an at-home COVID-19 PCR test, but New York State is the only state that does now allow people to purchase one.

Amazon calls the test a “gold standard” test, and people can administer the test themselves and get results within 24 hours of their sample arriving to the lab.

Tests are $39.99 and have a pre-paid UPS box and label to ship tests right to the lab for testing.


The home tests help promote individuals checking themselves before leaving their home and potentially infecting others, even at COVID testing sites.

When trying to order one and have it sent to NY, Amazon says it cannot be delivered to the selected delivery location.

The New York State Department of Health has stated reasons include the test not receiving a clinical laboratory permit.

The company has submitted for a permit.



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