Fulgent Genetics, Temple City, Calif, and New York City Health and Hospitals have announced they will provide covid-19 testing to hundreds of thousands of students across approximately 1,600 locations as they return to school in September and over the next several months.  Fulgent will provide its FDA EUA-approved at-home covid-19 test, Picture by Fulgent, a RT-PCR test that provides a high level of sensitivity and specificity, utilizing a self-collected nasal swab sample. Fulgent will provide results within 24 to 48 hours from the time when Fulgent receives and accepts a specimen for the test. “Fulgent is very happy to partner with the City of New York on such an important and novel testing protocol. It’s an ambitious goal to test so many students in such a rapid fashion, but the combination of the Fulgent technology platform and lab capacity along with the strong testing infrastructure of New York City makes this possible,” says Brandon Perthuis, chief commercial officer of Fulgent Genetics. “In just a few short days, we were able to get the first shipment of hundreds of thousands of Picture kits to New York City. We will now be working closely with the city on the distribution, return, and replenishment of the kits.” This is one of the first large-scale testing programs for covid-19 to utilize an at-home test kit. Fulgent’s Picture Genetics at-home test was chosen due to its convenient self-administration, which can be used on-site at schools as well as at home.  The company’s turnaround time of 24-48 hours also makes this a powerful tool for back-to-school testing. For more information, visit Fulgent Genetics.