Walgreens to Sell Pixel by Labcorp Covid-19 PCR Test Home Collection Kit Over-The-Counter
By Michael Dabaie
Walgreens said it entered into an agreement with Laboratory
Corp. of America Holdings to sell Pixel by Labcorp Covid-19 PCR
Test Home Collection Kits over-the-counter in up to 6,000 Walgreens
stores beginning in the spring.
Walgreens said the deal is part of its efforts to increase
access to Covid-19 testing in communities across the U.S.
This kit will be Walgreens's first over-the-counter COVID-19
testing option available for purchase in-store and is aimed to
address stores that don't currently have testing available on-site,
the company said.
Customers will be able to purchase the kit at the pharmacy
counter without a prescription at up to 6,000 Walgreens stores
nationwide. Customers can self-administer the test collection using
a short nasal swab and send their sample back to Labcorp via
pre-paid FedEx Express Overnight. Once processed by Labcorp, test
results are accessed by the customer via the Pixel by Labcorp
If a Covid-19 test is positive, a Labcorp-verified healthcare
staff member will contact individuals directly by phone or mail to
discuss next steps. Pixel by Labcorp has contracted with a
physician network to provide independent physician services for
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