At Home COVID Testing

Test for COVID-19 From Home

We offer both prescription and over-the-counter COVID-19 tests that provide verified results online in 30 minutes or less, all from home.

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OTC vs. Prescription
Test Kits

The Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit is available through Nurx either over-the-counter or through a prescription written by a Nurx medical provider. The Abbott BinaxNOW tests are available over-the-counter. Receiving a prescription for the Lucira test kit allows you to message with the Nurx medical team, and insurance plans are more likely to reimburse for a prescription test. Here are the features of the three kits:

OVER-THE-COUNTER:
Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19
Antigen Self Test
OVER-THE-COUNTER:
Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit
PRESCRIPTION:
Lucira All-In-One COVID-19 Test Kit
Rapid antigen test PCR-quality molecular test PCR-quality molecular test
$23.99 for a two-test set $55 for the test kit $89 for the test kit and medical consultation (includes unlimited follow-up messaging with the Nurx medical team)
No prescription necessary. FDA Emergency Use Authorization for over-the-counter use. People with or without symptoms can use themselves to see if they may have COVID-19. No prescription necessary. Can be used to test for COVID-19 infection before travel or a social interaction. Prescribed for people who have COVID-19 symptoms, who have been exposed to somebody with COVID-19, or who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and want a second test.
$2.99 for ground shipping or free shipping on orders of 5+ kits Free ground shipping (or pay more for overnight shipping) Free overnight shipping
Purchase as many tests as you like. Purchase as many tests as you need. Purchase 1 or 2 tests at a time, for use by 1 person.
Results in 15 minutes; BinaxNOW should be performed twice in 3 days, at least 36 hours apart. Results in 30 minutes Results in 30 minutes
Indicated for all people aged 15 years or older and for children as young as two years old when samples are collected by an adult. Available to individuals aged 14+ Available to individuals aged 18+
Available in all 50 states Available in all 50 states Available in states listed here

About the Lucira Check It Test

The Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit is a self-collection test that provides PCR-quality results within 30 minutes. The test is the first and only FDA EUA-authorized single-use home molecular test, and is authorized for self-collection for people 14 and older. Use your smartphone camera to upload your results into the LUCI portal and receive a LUCI PASS you can use to show negative status for professional or social events.

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About the Lucira All-In-One Test

The Lucira COVID-19 All-in-One Test Kit is prescribed by the Nurx medical team (as medically appropriate) to people 18 and older who have symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19, and live in the states where Nurx prescribes.

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How the Lucira Test Kit works

Step 1

Set up the test kit.

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The kit arrives with a test device, sample vial, swab, batteries and simple instructions. Insert the enclosed AA batteries in the device and place the sample vial in the test unit to set up the test.

Step 2

Collect a sample.

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Open the test swab packet and rotate the swab in each nostril five times. Then stir the swab in the liquid in the sample vial, and seal and press the vial down in the test unit.

Step 3

Wait 30 minutes for results.

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The “ready” light will blink until a “positive” or “negative” green light is illuminated within 30 minutes.

About the Abbott BinaxNOW Test

A simple solution for COVID-19 infection detection, with rapid results in the convenience of your home. This test has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for self-testing without the need to ship samples to a lab or for a prescription from your healthcare provider. This 15-minute test can be completed anytime, anywhere.

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How the Abbott Test Kit works

Step 1

Prepare the test card.

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Step 2

Collect nasal sample, or help others administer if they require assistance.

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Step 3

Perform the test.

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Step 4

See results after 15 minutes.

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Step 5

Test again within three days (with at least 36 hours between tests).

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Molecular vs. Antigen Tests

Molecular tests, including PCR tests completed in a lab and the PCR-quality Lucira Home Test Kits, detect the genetic material of the virus that causes COVID-19, while antigen tests detect proteins on the surface of the virus. Molecular tests have high accuracy for both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. With antigen tests a positive result is usually highly accurate but a negative result may have missed an infection, especially in the presymptomatic phase. That is why the Abbott antigen test comes with two tests, so you can retest at least 36 hours after an initial test.

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Get the Facts on COVID-19 Tests

Request from home

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Now you can get a COVID-19 test fast and from home — no need to find an appointment, travel to a test site, or risk exposing others. Simply order online and receive your test kit in the mail.

Fast results

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Home tests deliver clear results in 15-30 minutes (depending on the test) — giving you the knowledge you need to take care of yourself and protect others, or get on with your life.

Easy to use

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Test kits come with everything you need to easily test yourself. Collect your own sample using a nasal swab, follow kit instructions, and wait 15-30 minutes for your result.

Rx or OTC

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Nurx offers a prescription version of the Lucira molecular test for people with concern about COVID-19 symptoms or exposure, and offers over-the-counter tests for those who want to test for peace of mind or to confirm negative status for work or an in-person event.

BULK ORDERS

Are you a business or organization looking for COVID-19 testing for your group?

For added safety during in-person events or getting back to work, Nurx will ship bulk orders to you or directly to your employees. Send an email inquiry to covidtesting@nurx.co

Why Nurx?

We believe in making healthcare affordable and accessible to everyone.

At Home COVID Testing Questions?

  • What is the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit?

    The Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit is the first and only single-use PCR-quality test offered directly to consumers. This self-collection molecular test provides results within 30 minutes. The Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit comes with everything needed to perform a single COVID19 test. The test is FDA-authorized under an Emergency Use Authorization.

  • How does the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit work?

    The Lucira Check It COVID-10 Test Kit arrives with everything you need to collect a sample and get results within 30 minutes. Patients open the box containing the test device, sample vial, swab and simple instructions. The patient inserts two AA batteries in the device and places the sample vial in the test unit. Next, the patient opens the test swab packet and rotates the swab in each nostril five times. The swab is then stirred in the sample vial, and the vial is pressed down in the test unit to start the test. The “ready” light will blink until a “positive” or “negative” green light is illuminated within 30 minutes.

  • What comes in the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit?

    The Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit contains everything needed to perform a single COVID-19 test. The test kit includes: Instructions, 1 test unit, 1 sample vial, 1 sterile nasal swab, 2 AA batteries and 1 disposal bag.

  • Who can use the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit?

    Nurx offers the Lucira COVID Test Kit to individuals 14 and older in all 50 states.

  • What does it mean if I have a positive test result from the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit?

    A positive test result for COVID-19 indicates that RNA from SARS-CoV-2 was detected, and therefore the patient is infected with the virus and presumed to be contagious. Test results should always be considered in the context of clinical observations and epidemiological data (such as local prevalence rates and current outbreak/epicenter locations) in making a final diagnosis and patient management decisions. Patient management should be made by a healthcare provider and follow current CDC guidelines. The Lucira test has been designed to minimize the likelihood of false positive test results. However, it is still possible that this test can give a false positive result.

  • What does it mean if I have a negative test result from the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit?

    A negative test result for this test means that SARS-CoV-2 RNA was not present in the specimen above the limit of detection. However, a negative result does not rule out COVID-19 and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions. Negative results should be treated as presumptive and, if inconsistent with clinical signs and symptoms or necessary for patient management, should be tested with an alternative molecular test. It is possible to test a person too early or too late during COVID-19 infection to make an accurate diagnosis via the Lucira Check It Test Kit.

    When diagnostic testing is negative, the possibility of a false negative result should be considered in the context of a patient’s recent exposures and the presence of clinical signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The possibility of a false negative result should especially be considered if the patient’s recent exposures or clinical presentation indicate that COVID-19 is likely, and diagnostic tests for other causes of illness (e.g., other respiratory illness) are negative.

  • How accurate are the Lucira COVID Test Kits?

    The Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit is a diagnostic test intended to detect the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2 that causes COVID-19. The test is intended to detect if you have an active infection and does not confirm immunity or detect antibodies. It is a molecular test that amplifies the virus’s genetic material while the test is running just like PCR lab tests. Lucira’s amplification method provides a level of accuracy comparable to one of the highest sensitivity lab PCR tests.

  • How long does it take to obtain results from the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit?

    The test detects positive results in as little as 11 minutes and confirms negative results within 30 minutes.

  • Does Nurx ship large orders of Covid tests for corporations or organizations?

    You may order as many tests as you like and have them shipped to one address. If you have a special inquiry about offering Covid testing for a group, school, event, or for your employees, email covidtesting@nurx.co

  • Is the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit authorized by the FDA?

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit, the first COVID-19 single-use molecular home self-test that provides rapid results.

  • How much does the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit cost?

    Each test costs $55 with free shipping, or you can pay extra for expedited shipping.

  • Can the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit detect new SARS-CoV-2 variants?

    Yes, it detects the double mutant L452R, E484Q (India/California), B.1.1.7 (UK), B.1.351 (South Africa), P.1 (Brazil), and B.1.427/B.1.429 (Southern California) SARS-CoV-2 variants. Lucira performs routine surveillance of emerging SARS-CoV-2 strains and will continue to monitor emerging variants.

  • How many times can I use the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit?

    Each single-use test kit comes with everything needed to run a single Covid-19 test.

  • What’s the shelf life of the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit?

    Currently, the test kit has a 6-month expiration, meaning you can keep one on hand for 6 months in case you need a PCR-quality test at home. Lucira is continuing real-time aging studies underway and expects to update the expiration dating every three months. The next time they expect to update our expiration dating is in late May 2021.

  • Will the Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit hurt?

    No, the nasal swab is not sharp and is only inserted into your nostril (not deep into the nasopharyngeal area as some in-person tests are) and it should not hurt.

  • What if I have questions about how to use this test when it arrives?

    Each kit comes with instructions inside and you can see those instructions here:

    Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit Pamphlet

    It’s important to carefully read and follow the instructions for the test to work properly. We also provide a video demonstration at the top of this page.

    For additional information please refer to the following instructions and fact sheet:

    Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit Instructions for Use

    Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers

  • What’s an invalid result?

    An invalid result means something with the test did not work properly. The chance of getting an invalid result is low, 2%. If the test result is invalid, all the lights on the device will be blinking. If your test shows an invalid result, please contact Lucira at 1-888-582-4724. They will assist you.

  • Can I use Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit to travel?

    Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit is a high performing molecular test, equivalent to other tests accepted by most travel destinations. Using LUCI, Lucira’s secure online portal, you are able to get verified test results, explain what kind of test Lucira is, and illustrate the accuracy of the test. Please check with your airline and/or travel destination for further details and restrictions.

    Note that Lucira is not yet approved for travel to the State of Hawaii.

  • How do I get my LUCI PASS?

    To get started simply text the word “LUCI” to 44544. You will receive a text back with a link to submit your test results. Simply follow the prompts on your phone to create your LUCI account and submit your results. LUCI uses your phone’s camera to digitally verify your test result. As soon as your results are submitted, you will receive your LUCI PASS.

    You can view previously submitted tests by texting “Results” to 44544 or visiting luci.lucirahealth.com.

    Have trouble accessing our 44544 text code? You may also access LUCI by going to luci.lucirahealth.com from your smartphone.

    Your phone’s camera isn’t activating? Make sure your phone’s browser has permission to access the camera.

    If you need further assistance, please contact our support line at 1-888-582-4724.

  • What is the Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test?

    The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test is a self-collection test kit that provides results within 15 minutes. The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test comes with everything needed to perform two COVID19 tests, with the intention that the second test be used no sooner than 36 hours after the first test to confirm a negative result. The BinaxNOW test works with the Navica mobile app to provide an easy way for you to share negative test results if needed for work, school or travel.

  • How does the Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test work?

    The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test arrives with everything you need to collect a sample and get results within 15 minutes. Each test includes a swab, a test card, a dropper of reagent solution, and illustrated instructions. Following the instructions, the patient drops six drops of reagent fluid onto the test card where indicated. Next, the patient uses the enclosed swab and inserts into one nostril and firmly swabs the inside of the nostril in a circular motion, five times and for at least 15 seconds, then repeats on the other nostril. Then, following the illustrated instructions accompanying the test, the patient inserts the swab into the test card so that the swab tip is in contact with the reagent solution, turns the swab around three times to mix the sample with the reagent solution, then closes and seals the test card. After 15 minutes, the test card will indicate a positive or negative result with the presence or absence of a line on the results window of the test card.

  • What comes in the Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test?

    The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test comes in sets of two tests. Each test contains everything needed to perform a home COVID-19 test: Illustrated instructions, 1 sterile nasal swab, a dropper of reagent solution, and a test card.

  • Who can use the Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test?

    The test is indicated for all people aged 15 years or older and for children as young as two years old when samples are collected by an adult, regardless of whether the individual has symptoms of COVID-19 or simply wants a test to rule out infection or show negative status for school, work, or travel.

  • What does it mean if I have a positive test result from the Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test?

    Results are for the identification of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein antigen. Antigen is generally detectable in anterior nasal (nares) swabs during the acute phase of infection. Positive results indicate the presence of viral antigens, but clinical correlation with patient history and other diagnostic information is necessary to determine infection status. Positive results do not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses. The agent detected may not be the definite cause of disease. and therefore the patient is infected with the virus and presumed to be contagious. Test results should always be considered in the context of clinical observations and epidemiological data (such as local prevalence rates and current outbreak/epicenter locations) in making a final diagnosis and patient management decisions. Patient management should be made by a healthcare provider and follow current CDC guidelines. The test has been designed to minimize the likelihood of false positive test results. However, it is still possible that this test can give a false positive result.

  • What does it mean if I have a negative test result from the Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test?

    Negative results should be treated as presumptive and confirmation with a molecular assay, if necessary, for patient management, may be performed. Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions including infection control decisions. Negative results should be considered in the context of a patient’s recent exposures, history and the presence of clinical signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Individuals who test negative and continue to experience COVID-like symptoms should seek follow up care from their healthcare provider and negative results should be treated as presumptive and, if inconsistent with clinical signs and symptoms or necessary for patient management, should be tested with an alternative molecular test. It is possible to test a person too early or too late during COVID-19 infection to make an accurate diagnosis via the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test.

  • How accurate is the Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test?

    Research shows that the BinaxNOW home test is highly sensitive at detecting COVID-19 infection in both asymptomatic and symptomatic people, and in children. However, if you test positive or test negative but have symptoms of COVID-19 it is recommended that you get an PCR test to confirm your results.

    The BinaxNOW test is newly available directly to consumers, but it has a track record of accuracy and reliability. The professional version of the test launched last August and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acquired 150 million tests for use in schools and nursing homes and in public health settings. Those tests have played a crucial role in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and now Nurx is making them available to you, so you can quickly and easily test at home.

  • How long does it take to obtain results from the Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test?

    The test detects positive results in 15 minutes.

  • How many Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test?

    You can purchase as many tests as you like. The tests are sold in sets of two, so you can re-test no sooner than 36 hours after your initial test to confirm negative results.

  • Is the Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test approved by the FDA?

    At the end of March the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test. A version of the same test was approved last August for use by healthcare workers to test people in schools and nursing homes, and in public health settings. In August the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acquired 150 million tests for use in schools and nursing homes and in public health settings. Those tests have played a crucial role in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and now Nurx is making them available to you, so you can quickly and easily test at home.

  • How much does the Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test cost?

    Each set of two tests costs $23.99.

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Check It Test Instructions, FDA EUA Information and Indications For Use

Please find links to the test kit package insert, instructions, information for healthcare providers and information about the FDA Emergency Use Authorization:

Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit Package Insert Instructions for Use

Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Long Form Instructions for Use

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers

Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit FDA EUA Authorization Letter

Important Information about the FDA Emergency Use Authorization:

The Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit has not been FDA cleared or approved, but has been authorized for emergency use by FDA under an EUA. This test kit has been authorized only for the testing of nasal swabs for detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. The emergency use of this test kit is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the declaration is terminated or authorization is revoked sooner.

Indications for Use:

The Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit is a single-use test kit intended to detect the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. This test is authorized for over-the-counter (OTC) use with self-collected nasal swab samples in individuals with or without COVID-19 symptoms aged 14 and older, and in children aged 2-13 collected by an adult. This test is similar to a PCR test in that it utilizes a molecular amplification technology for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

Positive results are indicative of the presence of SARS-CoV-2. Individuals who test positive should self-isolate and seek additional care from their healthcare provider. Positive results do not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses.

Negative results do not preclude SARS-CoV-2 infection. Individuals who test negative and continue to experience COVID-like symptoms should seek follow up care from their healthcare provider. Negative results are presumptive and confirmation with a molecular assay performed in a laboratory, if necessary, for patient management may be performed.

For use under the Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization only.

Test results can be reported through the LUCI secure portal, to relevant public health authorities in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements.

COVID-19 can present with severe illness in individuals of any age and without any previous health problems, but the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Having underlying medical conditions may also increase one’s risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Regardless of your risk status, if you are experiencing any of the following emergency warning signs for COVID-19, it is recommended that you immediately seek emergency care:
Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion
Inability to wake up or stay awake
Bluish lips or face

All-In-One Test Instructions, FDA EUA Information and Indications For Use

Please find links to the test kit package insert, instructions, information for healthcare providers and information about the FDA Emergency Use Authorization:

Lucira COVID-19 All-in-One Test Kit Package Insert Instructions for Use

Lucira COVID-19 All-in-One Test Kit Long Form Instructions for Use

Lucira COVID-19 All-in-One Test Kit FDA EUA Letter

Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit Healthcare Provider Fact Sheet

Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit Healthcare Provider Reporting Guidance

Lucira COVID-19 Test Kit Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Strains

Indications for Use:

The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is a single-use test kit intended to detect the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. This test is authorized for prescription home use with self-collected nasal swab samples in individuals aged 14 and older who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. This test is also authorized for use at the Point of Care (POC), in patient care settings operating under a CLIA Certificate of Waiver, Certificate of Compliance, or Certificate of Accreditation, for in individuals aged 14 and older, and in individuals aged 13 and under when the specimen is collected by a healthcare provider at the POC. This test utilizes a molecular amplification technology for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in individuals with known or suspected COVID-19.

Positive results are indicative of the presence of SARS-CoV-2. Individuals who test positive should self-isolate and seek additional care from their healthcare provider. Positive results do not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses. Negative results do not preclude SARS-CoV-2 infection. Individuals who test negative and continue to experience COVID-like symptoms should seek follow up care from their healthcare provider. For use under the Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) only.

COVID-19 can present with severe illness in individuals of any age and without any previous health problems, but the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Having underlying medical conditions may also increase one’s risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Regardless of your risk status, if you are experiencing any of the following emergency warning signs for COVID-19, it is recommended that you immediately seek emergency care:
Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion
Inability to wake up or stay awake
Bluish lips or face

Abbott BinaxNOW Test FDA EUA Information

Important Information about the FDA Emergency Use Authorization:

The BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self Test has not been FDA cleared or approved. It has been authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization. It has been authorized only for the detection of proteins from SARSCoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens, and is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the declaration is terminated or authorization is revoked sooner. BinaxNOW OVID-19 Antigen Self Test should be performed twice in 3 days, at least 36 hours apart.

© 2021 Abbott. All rights reserved. All trademarks referenced are trademarks of either the Abbott group of companies or their respective owners. Any photos displayed are for illustrative purposes only. Any person depicted in such photos is a model. PN 120008389-01 04/21

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