Whether you have symptoms of COVID-19 or simply want peace of mind, there’s no need to hunt for an in-person test. This simple nasal swab test from Abbott is easy to perform on yourself and provides results in 15 minutes.
BINAXNOW Covid Test
- What is the 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 it 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 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 take the test?
The test is available to anybody without a prescription, 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.
- How accurate is the 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 get results?
The test detects positive results in 15 minutes.
- How fast is shipping?
Nurx ships the kits via overnight shipping, so you should receive it within the next two days from ordering.
- Is it 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 Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.
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