PLEASE TEXT US AT 316-348-8517 IF YOU MUST CANCEL. WE ARE SEEING MANY PEOPLE NOT SHOWING UP WHICH IS PREVENTING OTHERS FROM MUCH NEEDED TESTIING. IF NO DATES SHOW UP ON THE CALENDAR, IT MEANS WE DO NOT HAVE OPENINGS.
The BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 test is a lateral flow test that detects the presence of protein antigens from SARS-CoV-2 in individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider within the first seven days of symptom onset. This diagnostic test does not require any instrumentation to test the specimen and instead determines a COVID-19 negative or positive result using a test card.
This test is best used as a diagnostic test on persons that are symptomatic or symptomatic and it has been 5 – 7 days since their exposure.
• For diagnostic purposes, persons should not be tested with the BinaxNOW card if it has been over seven days since their onset of symptoms; instead testing with a molecular assay (PCR) is recommended.
• This test can also be used for the regular, ongoing screening and testing of asymptomatic and unexposed groups of people for early detection of disease.
• There is a higher chance of false positives when used for this purpose so a positive patient should have anasopharyngeal swab collected within 48 hours and test via regular workflow PCR for confirmation.
Please be prepared to blow your nose when you arrive by bringing a tissue. We will need you to do so before administering the test. Please read the Patient Fact Sheet.