BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test at Home Kit offers rapid results in the convenience of your home. A simple solution for COVID-19 infection detection, this 15-minute test can be completed anytime, anywhere. Simply test yourself twice within 3 days, with at least 36 hours between tests.
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.
Carefully read full instructions included in box prior to starting the test.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test hurt?
No, when the foam end of the swab is inserted, the nasal swab is not sharp, and it should not hurt. Sometimes the swab can feel slightly uncomfortable or tickly. If you feel pain, please stop the test and seek advice from a healthcare provider.
Who can use the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test Home Kit?
Anyone 15 years and older can use this COVID-19 self-test. The test can also be used on children as young as two years old when samples are collected by an adult.
Does insurance cover the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Test?
No, the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Test is not covered by insurance. The test can be found over the counter in Walgreens stores. Please speak to a Walgreens pharmacist for additional information.
Will the BinaxNOW test tell me if I have been infected with COVID-19 in the past?
The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test is an antigen test that only detects an active infection. This test cannot detect past infections.
Can I use the BinaxNOW COVID-19 self-test to meet travel requirements?
No, the BinaxNOW COVID-19 self-test is intended for personal use. This test does not provide a documented test result that can be displayed when traveling.
Does the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test expire?
Yes, there is an expiration date on every product box. The test should not be used after the date printed on the box.
Do I need any additional supplies to conduct the BinaxNOW test at home?
Yes, you will need a timer/watch to know when to read the results. We also recommend using gloves during testing.
Does the BinaxNOW COVID-19 test detect new variants?
The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test by Abbott is effective at identifying new strains. This test looks for parts of the virus that are crucial for the virus’ survival and therefore less subject to mutation.
How many tests come in one BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test Kit?
Each box comes with two tests.
Should I use this test if I do not have symptoms?
The BinaxNOW COVID-19 at home test can be used for people with and without symptoms. We recommend speaking to a pharmacist for additional information.
Can vaccinated people use the BinaxNOW at home test?
BinaxNOW can be a key tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19 alongside vaccination. Please consult your healthcare provider for guidance.
How long should I wait between taking two BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Tests?
We recommend using the two tests over a three-day span, with at least 36-hours in between.
Do I need to consult a healthcare professional before purchasing a BinaxNOW COVID-19 at home test?
The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self-Test kit does not require a prescription from a medical professional. It is recommended to get in touch with your healthcare provider if you have questions about your health or the results of your test. If you receive a positive result, you should contact a healthcare professional for next steps.
Can people use HSA/FSA accounts to purchase a BinaxNOW COVID-19 at-home testing kit?
That’s up to individual insurance companies to determine. Some plans cover other over-the-counter products, so individuals would need to reach out to their provider to determine coverage.
How long does it take to get results from the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test Kit?
Results from the BinaxNOW COVID-19 test become available within 15 minutes after performing the test.