Both tests need to be taken 36 hours apart
Sensitivity refers to a test's ability to designate an individual with disease as positive. Specificity of a test is its ability to designate an individual who does not have a disease as negative.
The test is available for a low cost, overthe-counter without a prescription and is not currently covered by insurance.
No, this is an antigen test that only detects an active infection. Antibody tests can detect past infections.
No, this is for personal use only and doesn’t provide a documented test result that you can display when traveling. For a documented test result the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test may be a better Combined with the NAVICA App and with a negative result, you will have a digital result that may meet travel requirements. This test is offered by eMed, please visit www.emed.com for further information.
Each product box has an expiration date and should not be used after that date.
Yes, you will need a timer/watch and it is recommended that gloves are worn during testing.
COVID-19 Serial testing is when one person tests themselves multiple times for COVID-19 on a routine basis, such as every day or every other day. By testing more frequently, you may detect COVID-19 more quickly and reduce spread of infection.
If your first test is negative, you should test again within 3 days, with at least 36 hours between tests. If your first or second test is positive, then proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19 have been found in your specimen and you likely have COVID-19. If you test positive with the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test, you should self-isolate and seek follow-up care with your healthcare provider to determine the next steps you should take. You may need additional testing, depending on your personal health history and other factors.
FDA emergency access mechanism.
Health & Human Services declare when circumstances exist to justify use of diagnostics under
EUA during public health emergencies.
It is not full FDA clearance or approval and is temporary, until the declaration is terminated or revoked.
Abbott is intently monitoring the mutations of COVID so we can ensure our tests can detect them, as we do with many viruses. We have conducted a thorough analysis of known variants that we’ve been able to study, and we are confident that our tests remain effective at identifying these strains. It is highly likely that future COVID-19 strains will remain detectable because our tests – and most other COVID-19 tests – look for parts of the virus that are crucial for the virus’ survival and therefore less subject to mutation.
The BinaxNOW COVID-19 test is the most studied and widely available test in the U.S. today. Results are available in just 15 minutes without having to send the sample away for collection. It’s easy-to-use with a minimally invasive nasal swab and is available over-the-counter without a prescription.
The test will come in a 2-count box.
Using the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test is simple, even for people who have never tested themselves. People will only need to perform a minimally invasive nasal swab (not the deeper nasopharyngeal swab) and all materials required to perform the test (swab, test card, and reagent solution) will come in the box. Each test kit will include an illustrated quick reference guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the test.
The test can be used for people with and without symptoms.
BinaxNOW will be a key tool alongside vaccination as we get back to life. We don’t yet know how long the vaccine confers immunity for and how variants will evolve.
People are encouraged to follow the latest CDC guidelines, which is to communicate your results to your healthcare provider, who is responsible for reporting your test results to the state health department.
Serial testing means that people should test themselves frequently, so that if they’re positive, they can catch themselves at the beginning of their infection and, hopefully, before they transmit it to others. By having our test indicated for serial testing, it offers an added layer of protection. That’s why each box comes with two tests in it.
The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test is indicated by the FDA for serial testing, meaning that people should test themselves frequently. The tests should be administered twice over three days with at least 36 hours between the two tests. When combined with vaccines and other public health precautions, frequent testing can help restore a sense of safety as Americans get back to gathering together.
The tests should be administered twice over three days with at least 36 hours between tests.
No, this test does not require a prescription from a medical professional. However, if you have questions about your health or the results of your test, you should contact you doctor. If you receive a positive result, you should contact your healthcare professional for next steps.
The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test is indicated by the FDA for frequent testing, which is why Abbott has made them available as a 2-count box.
That’s up to individual insurance companies to determine. Some cover other OTC products so individuals would need to reach out to their provider to determine coverage.