COVID-19 at Home Testing
Do you need a COVID-19 test? We have at home test kits!
You must have an appointment to pick up a test kit. To request an appointment, fill out the form below and someone in our office will contact you. You will need to download the NAVICA app on your smartphone before coming to pick up your kit.
Appointments will not be taken over the phone for an at-home test kit.
How it works:
☐ BinaxNOW AG Card Home Test product information can be found on Abbott’s information page. It is a self-administered at-home test (with virtual assistance from an eMed certified guide), so it is best deployed in non-clinical settings.
☐ After obtaining a test, an individual should go to ohio.emed.com to create an account and begin a telehealth session with an eMed proctor.
☐ After completing the test, the eMed proctor will report results to the Ohio Department of Health, and the user can utilize the Navica app to demonstrate their test results.
What is the at home test?
BinaxNOW AG Card Home Test product information can be found on Abbott’s information page. It is a self-administered at-home test (with virtual assistance from an eMed certified guide), so it is best deployed in non-clinical settings.
What is an anitgen?
Antigens, like the ones found in COVID-19, are proteins of a virus that can be detected during the infection cycle. Antigen tests can indicate high quantities of this protein in an active infection.
Because rapid antigen tests can help identify people when they are infectious and at the highest risk of spreading the disease, they can be a powerful tool, in addition to following other measures such as wearing a mask, hand-washing and social distancing.
What is the BinaxNOW AG Card?
BinaxNOW is a rapid test that detects COVID-19 antigens (the proteins that make up the virus) to help identify someone is currently infected. It is easy-to-use, provides fast results and can help healthcare professionals quickly identify infectious people so they can take measures to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
Everything needed to perform the BinaxNOW antigen test is included in a credit-card-sized kit, which lets authorized healthcare providers (such as a school nurse) test quickly and easily.
The BinaxNOW test has been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through its Emergency Use Authorization process and is intended to identify antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in a nasal swab. For complete information on the BinaxNOW test, visit https://www.fda.gov/media/141570/download.
How does the test work?
You will be walked through this process by telehealth appointment.
- You will open the BinaxNOW Ag Card, lay it flat on a surface, and apply drops of reagent — a chemical mixture used to detect components such as COVID-19.
- You will insert a small swab into the lower part of the nasal cavity, moving the swab slightly around both nostrils. This is a less uncomfortable experience than the longer, deeper nasal swab.
- You will then place the swab into the BinaxNOW Ag Card and twirl the swab five times.
- In 15 minutes, the result of the test will be displayed on the front of the BinaxNOW Ag card. One line indicates negative, and two lines indicate positive.
- The results will either be sent to the NAVICA app.
Is the test painful?
Unlike a nasopharyngeal swab that requires the healthcare provider to insert the swab in the upper nasal cavity, these samples are taken by a nasal swab in the lower nasal cavity.