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Uber will now deliver at-home Covid tests to more than 20 cities

by Clair McCauley (2021-05-06)


Uber is planning on delivering at-home coronavirus tests to more than two dozen cities throughout the U. If you have any inquiries about where and how to use not contractors. All caregivers are licensed, you can get hold of us at the web site. S. 

The ride-share service has teamed up with empowerDX, an at-home health testing company baed in Framingham, Massachusetts.

The tests were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use in October 2020.

Customers in cities including Austin, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Seattle and Tampa can order the empowerDX kit directly from the website without a prescription.   

Uber has teamed up with empowerDX to deliver the kits to residents in more than two dozen cities including Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle and Tampa (file image)

Customers can order the kits (above) anytime between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday and get their tests in as little as one hour

Users can order the empowerDX at-home kit Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and receive the delivery on the same day, even in as little as one hour.

Those who order outside of the time window or on a weekend will have their kit shipped instead, even if they live in a ZIP code eligible for delivery with Uber.

Because empowerDX's tests are completely covered by most insurance carriers, they will not cost a cent.

If customers choose to pay with a credit card, the test will cost $99.

Every kit comes with step-by-step instructions, a shallow nasal swab, a test tube and a pre-paid FedEx package to send the samples to a laboratory.

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Results are available within 48 hours of the lab receiving the test, and can be accessed through empowerDx's online portal. 

empowerDX brands itself as the most sensitive test on the market because it needs very little amount of virus to offer a positive result.

According to the By comparison, tests run by the Quest Diagnostics lab need 1,800 NDU/mL and tests run by Everlywell, another at-home testing company, need 5,400 NDU/mL.   

'Access to care has been a key social determinant of health for years and years, and the pandemic has augmented this issue,' said Lauren Steingold Makler, head of Strategic Initiatives at Uber Health, in a