The COVID-19 pandemic seems like it has been going on forever.  However, it has produced some positives such as consumers being more open to test for different medical conditions at home.  Self-diagnostic products are becoming more popular, which has caused medical companies to develop new types of at-home tests, including for flu and strep throat.  Home tests can help people know whether they are sick and can be faster and less costly and more convenient than laboratory-based tests, Nitika Pant Pai, a medical professor at McGill University, told The Wall Street Journal.  At home tests for things like blood-sugar monitoring, pregnancy and HIV have been around for years, however, the pandemic has been able to get this industry moving into high-growth.

 

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