Amazon kicks off new role as diagnostics provider by making COVID test available online

Amazon has already changed the way we shop and filled our homes with “smart” gadgets, and now, the tech giant is looking to change the way we manage our health, both in the face of a pandemic and beyond.

Amid the launch of its own wellness-tracking smartwatch and the expansion of the Amazon Care telehealth service, the retail giant has begun dabbling in diagnostics. Using a proprietary COVID-19 test first developed to screen its own workers during the pandemic, Amazon has now made its at-home sample collection kit available to the public online.