New Mexico offering free at-home COVID-19 tests

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Published: 2020-12-23
New Mexico offering free at-home COVID-19 tests

EL PASO — At-home self-administered COVID-19 saliva tests are now available to New Mexicans for free.

Officials said that any New Mexican with access to online video-conferencing through Zoom can receive a test at home, self-administer the test with a virtual testing supervisor through a secure Zoom, and mail the sample back for laboratory processing.

The test will be sent via expedited shipping. Once the test is received, individuals must log onto the Vault virtual waiting room, via Zoom, to connect with a testing supervisor while self-administering the saliva sample.

The test will then be sent for laboratory verification via a prepaid UPS package. Within 24 to 48 hours of arrival at the lab, results will be available to the patient. Please note that test pick-ups and deliveries may be affected by UPS holiday hours.

Results for the test will be returned within 24 to 48 hours, according to New Mexico officials.

Source: Border Report