Roche Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Test
Roche has announced a new name and brand for its at-home COVID-19 test -- the Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Test. The over-the-counter assay, which uses a nasal swab to detect the nucleocapsid protein of SARS-CoV-2, returns results in as few as 20 minutes and will be available at CVS, Amazon, and in the Optum Store, the company said. The lateral flow test is manufactured by SD Biosensor and distributed by Roche. It first received Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration in December 2021. In a prospective clinical study, the test showed relative sensitivity of 93 percent and relative specificity of 100 percent.