The New Normal: Using at-home COVID-19 test kits
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Dwayne Breining, executive director of Northwell Health Labs, to discuss at-home COVID-19 test kits.
People are paying attention to testing again as the fast-spreading Omicron variant made people more reliant on getting tested, whether it be at a health care facility, a pop-up testing site or at home. How important are these results to people right now?
What are the mistakes that people are making with at-home COVID-19 tests? What can they do to get it right?
Where should people store their tests if they're able to get them? How important is their storage in their accuracy?
Northwell Health Labs is processing some 25,000 tests daily. How many of those are turning positive? How do the labs know which tests have the Omicron variant?
Can you please explain the difference in time and accuracy in tests that are out there?