About QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test
The QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test is a kit that allows you to screen for COVID-19 from the comfort of your own home. Simple and easy-to-use, this covid test is ideal for those ages 14 and over that may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19. FDA-approved for emergency use, this at-home covid test screens for COVID antigens even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms.
How does this Covid Home Test work?
Simply swap your own nose or your loved one’s nose, and receive a test result within 15 minutes. Simple, easy-to-use, and painless, this test is designed to make COVID-testing easy - no need to wait in line at a testing site.
What’s included in this home covid test kit?
This kit includes a nasal swab, testing strips, pre-filled tubes, and detailed instructions. All you need to get started is a timer or watch, a way to cleanse your hands, and if you’re caring for a loved one, a face mask.
QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test Key Benefits:
- Rapid test with results in under 15 minutes puts your mind at ease.
- This full kit includes everything you need to perform a COVID test at home
- Whether or not you’re experiencing symptoms, this covid test is authorized by the FDA for test for SARS-CoV-2 antigens
How to Administer the At-Home Covid-Test
- Begin by thoroughly washing hands. If you’ll be administering the test on someone else, be sure to wear a protective face covering and gloves.
- Remove the cap from the pre-filled tube and place the tube in the tube holder
- Remove the swap from the wrapping, being very careful not to touch the tip (the part with cotton)
- Gently insert the swap into the nose of the person being tested, around ½ to ¾ inch in
- Swirl the swab in the nose at least 4 times (this should take at least 15 seconds)
- Place the swab inside the pre-filled tube, being sure the swap touches all the way to the bottom. Swirl the swap 3-4 times.
- Leave the swab in the tube for at least one full minute (removing the swab before 1 minute has passed will lead to potentially incorrect results)
- Carefully remove the swap, pressing the head against the tube to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Discard the swab.
- Remove your test strip from the packaging, being very careful to only hold the top piece
- Place the test strip in the tube with the arrows pointing down. Leave the test strip in the tube for a full 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes has passed, place the test strip on a flat surface.
How to Interpret Your Results
Positive - Test strips with a blue line and any pink or red lines are considered to be “positive.” Even a very faint pink line indicates a positive result.
Negative - Negative tests have only a blue line (no pink at all).
Note that if after 10 minutes, a blue line never appears, your test is considered to be invalid and you should take a second test.
Other Notes for Use
- Intended for those aged 14 and older, children and young teens should visit a testing center
- For this test to be effective, you must use a nasal swab
- It’s best to use both gloves and a face covering while administering this test
- Do not open any materials until you’re ready to proceed with the test
- Be sure to only use the nasal swabs included in the kit
- Be sure that this test is used before the expiration date
- Once administered, this covid test can be disposed of with the rest of your household trash
Frequently Asked Questions
- How are people tested for COVID-19?
- The Quick View At-Home Covid-19 is performed via a nasal swab. The person conducting the test simply swaps the nasal cavity, then leaves that swab in a testing liquid for at least 10 minutes. A testing strip inserted into the liquid determines a positive or negative result.
- What kind of test is recommended in the case of COVID-19?
- If you or your loved being tested is aged 14 years or older, an at-home test like the Quick View At-Home Covid-19 test can determine whether or not you have contracted SARS-CoV-2 infection. For those aged younger than 14, or those that have tested negative but are still experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, it’s best to visit a testing site.
- What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19?
- If you test positive for COVID-19 using an at home test, it’s best to self-isolate and schedule an appointment with your doctor for next steps.
- What should I do if I test negative for COVID-19?
- A negative test result does not guarantee that you have not been exposed to COVID. If you’ve recently been in a situation wherein you have been exposed to a person that was infected with COVID-19, it’s best to self-isolate and re-test in a few days. If you test negative and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, it’s best to visit your doctor for a second opinion.
|Application||Rapid Test Kit|
|Contents||Individually Wrapped Sterile Foam Swabs, Individually Packaged, (2) Single-Use Test Strips, Pre-Filled Tubes, Tube Holder, Instruction Sheet, Fact Sheet for Individuals|
|Number of Tests||2 Tests|
|Reading Type||Visual Read|
|Sample Type||Direct Anterior Nasal (NS) Swab Sample|
|Test Format||Test Strip Format|
|Test Method||Lateral Flow Immunoassay|
|Test Name||At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test|
|Test Type||Antigen Test|
|Time To Results||10 Minute Results|