FDA Approves Fast, $5 Coronavirus Test

The FDA has given Abbott Labs the green light to market a portable COVID-19 test that delivers results in just 15 minutes and costs only $5. Abbott executives told NBC News that the test is about the size of a credit card, doesn’t require any additional lab equipment, and even uses a less-invasive swabbing method than other tests to get a sample.

Tens of millions of these tests could begin shipping in September with a push to ship 50 million tests by October.

Will more people be willing to take a COVID-19 test if it’s cheaper and faster?

Download X96's App

Join X96's email list for information about concerts, contests, and more!

* indicates required


  • X96

    X96 is Utah's Original Alternative. It is self-aware. It is ingrained. It plays bands like Panic! at the Disco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, and Muse. It's part of a healthy diet and it's why native Utahns are so stout and stalwart. Listen and become part of it and it will become part of you.

To Top