Find out whether you are infected with SARS-CoV-2
Find out whether you are infected with SARS-CoV-2
QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test
This FDA-authorized rapid antigen serial test enables you to collect and test your sample at home and receive results in just 10 minutes. The serial test is intended to be used twice over two to three days, with at least 24 hours and no more than 36 hours between tests.
Nucleocapsid antigens from SARS-CoV-2
Gentle lower nasal swab for easy self-collection
This test is currently unavailable.
FDA-authorized & accurate
The QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test has received an EUA from the FDA and meets FDA benchmarks for accuracy. The serial test is intended to be used twice over two to three days, with at least 24 hours and no more than 36 hours between tests.See FDA Authorization
Easy sample collection
Lower nasal swab is designed to be easy and noninvasive for effective self-collection from home.
Affordable & reimbursable
Pay $25 with no surprise bills, and the cost of the test may be reimbursed if you have health insurance. Everlywell is not enrolled in the Medicare program and this test is ineligible for Medicare reimbursement.
The QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test is testing for the presence or absence of nucleocapsid antigens from SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), which causes the disease Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This is not an antibody test.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- People aged 65 and older
- People in nursing homes or long-term care facilities
- People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if they are not well controlled:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Immunosuppressed following solid organ transplant
- Obesity (BMI >30)
- Serious heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
- Sickle cell disease
- Type II Diabetes
- People may be at increased risk due to the following conditions:
- Asthma (moderate-severe)
- Cerebrovascular disease (affecting blood vessels to the brain)
- Cystic fibrosis
- High blood pressure
- Immunocompromised (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplants, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medications
- Neurologic conditions such as dementia
- Liver disease
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Type I Diabetes
If you have received a positive test result, especially if you are considered high risk (please see FAQ ‘Who is considered high risk for severe disease?'), you should take the following steps:
Consult a healthcare provider as soon as possible. Please tell them that you tested positive for COVID-19. Provide your healthcare provider with:
- Your Test Result
- The Fact Sheet for Healthcare Professionals
- Please consult the CDC recommendations regarding self-isolation
- There is a chance that this test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false positive result), especially if you use the test when there are very few COVID-19 infections in your local community. Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on the test results along with your medical history, and your symptoms.
However, it is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people with COVID-19 (please see FAQ “Can I have a false negative test result?”). This means that you could possibly still have COVID- 19 even though the test is negative. If your test result is negative, your healthcare provider will consider the test result together with all other aspects of your medical history (such as symptoms, vaccine status, possible exposures, and geographical location of places you have recently traveled) in deciding how to care for you.
The amount of antigen in a sample may decrease as the duration of illness increases. As days post-symptom onset increase, antigen test results may be more likely to be negative compared to a molecular SARS-CoV-2 test. You may also test negative at the very beginning of your infection before you develop symptoms.
If you are unwell, your symptoms are worsening, you develop new symptoms, or you are concerned, it is important that you see your healthcare provider, especially if you belong to a high-risk group (please see FAQ “Who is considered high risk for severe disease?”). Your healthcare provider will consider the test result with all other aspects of your medical history (such as symptoms, vaccine status, possible exposures, local community spread, and places you have recently visited) in deciding how to care for you. It is important that you work with a healthcare provider to help you understand the next steps you should take.
If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and get a positive result, your test results should be confirmed with a molecular SARS-COV-2 test. Positive results from the QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test are presumptive in asymptomatic patients, and have a higher risk of being false positives, particularly if you do not have a known SARS-CoV-2 exposure and/or live in an area known to have low numbers of SARS-CoV-2 infections.
For low-risk individuals, the CDC recommends that persons who receive a positive antigen test should isolate until they can be confirmed by a molecular test.
If your first test is negative, you should test again in 24-36 hours. If both your first and second tests are negative, you may not have COVID-19, however, you should follow-up with your healthcare provider if you are at high risk for COVID-19 infection. If you test negative and continue to experience COVID-19 like symptoms of fever, cough and/or shortness of breath you should seek follow up care with your healthcare provider. For example, your healthcare provider may suggest you need another test to determine if you have contracted the virus causing COVID-19. It is important that you work with your healthcare provider to help you understand the next steps you should take.