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BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test

Finally: a fast, proven and trusted COVID-19 antigen test that is readily available to the public, over-the-counter at retailers across the country. Simply purchase the BinaxNOW™  COVID-19 Antigen Self Test at a retail store near you; then, perform the test with a simple nasal swab in the comfort and convenience of your home, with results in 15 minutes.

This test is packaged with two tests per box so you can test yourself twice within 3 days, with at least 36 hours between tests. By testing more frequently, known as serial testing, you may detect COVID-19 more quickly and reduce spread of infection.

We are expanding to additional retail locations, so check back for updates.

Available under FDA Emergency Use Authorization. Only available in the US.

An over-the-counter test for COVID-19 infection detection

  • Detects active COVID-19 infection
  • Get results in 15 minutes
  • Follow illustrated step-by-step instructions
  • Perform simple test procedure using a minimally invasive nasal swab
  • Know your result now, without the need to wait for results from your healthcare provider
  • Simply test yourself twice within 3 days, with at least 36 hours between tests
  • A rapid test for the qualitative detection of COVID-19 antigens in nasal swab specimens
  • Test Kit Dimensions: 9.125” L x 0.938” D x 5.063” H
  • Kit contains all necessary components for testing, including: 2 BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Test Cards, 2 Nasal Swabs, 2 Reagent Bottles
  • Store between 35.6-86° F (2-30° C) until use

Here's how the test works

BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test


Buy the test kit (contains 2 tests) at your local retailer



Complete your test, or help others administer if they require assistance



Wait 15-minutes and view the results



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

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BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test

This video will show you how to use the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test.

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 are 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 COVID-19 Antigen Self Test should be performed twice in 3 days, at least 36 hours apart.