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April 16, 2021 | News

Business of Medicine: At-home testing: A lab where you live

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South Florida Business Journal

Along with scheduling their classes and signing up for housing, students returning to the University of Miami for the Fall 2020 semester had one more task: Submit a negative Covid-19 test result.

Administrators hoped this wouldn’t require an onerous – and risky – visit to a lab at the height of the pandemic. Instead, students were sent at-home test kits purchased and shipped by the school. Collect a sample, drop the kit in a FedEx box and, a day or so later, log in to a portal to see the results.