What happens if I receive a positive result?
If you receive a positive result you should remain in self-isolation, and inform your healthcare provider of your result. You should follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
What does FDA authorized mean?
When there is a critical situation impacting health and safety and there are no FDA-approved or cleared tests available, and other criteria are met, the FDA can make tests available under an emergency access mechanism called an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The EUA for this test is supported by the Secretary of Health and Human Service’s (HHS’s) declaration that circumstances exist to justify the emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for the detection and / or diagnosis of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Select tests have been issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for prescription home use, which provides consumers with the ability to test themselves from the comfort and safety of their homes.
What does CLIA Waived mean?
CLIA Waived devices are the least complex. In order to receive CLIA Waived status, a manufacturer must demonstrate that a device is simple to use, has low risk to public health, and that an untrained person can get accurate results by reading the instructions.
What is the difference between Influenza A & Influenza B?
While the symptoms of influenza B mirrors those of A, the main difference between the two strains is who it can affect. Strains of influenza B are exclusively contracted by humans, while A can be carried (and spread) by animals, however, both strains are transmitted mainly by respiratory droplets from coughing and contact with an infected person. This allows strains of A to be spread more rapidly than B, while also meaning strains of B cannot cause pandemics with symptoms likely less severe. Flu shots protect against both strains of influenza.
What does Sensitivity and Specificity mean?
In a diagnostic test, Sensitivity is a measure of how well a test can identify true positives. In a diagnostic test, Specificity is a measure of how well a test can identify true negatives. Based on analysis, the sensitivity and specificity of tests, our BinaxNOW and QuickVue rapid antigen tests, are not impacted by variants.
How do I place a bulk order for my organization or institution?
For bulk order inquiries, please fill out the quote form at the top of this page with as much detail as possible pertaining to your request.