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How does the BinaxNOW COVID-19 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. 

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