Long Island Firm To Ship 15-Minute Coronavirus Test Kits Nationwide


A Long Island-based medical supply distributor said it plans to distribute rapid test kits for the new coronavirus across the United States as early as Monday. Henry Schein, based in Melville, is working to ship tests as quickly as possible in response to the urgent need for rapid, accurate testing, the company announced Thursday.

The distributor plans on having at least several hundred thousand tests available by Monday, with widespread availability beginning in April. The firm is prioritizing the U.S. market and will address the potential to distribute the tests internationally at a later date, a company spokeswoman told Patch.