BinaxNOW™ is a rapid test that detects COVID-19 antigens (the proteins that make up the virus) to help identify someone who 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 antigens from SARS-CoV-2 in a nasal swab. For complete information on the BinaxNOW test, visit https://www.fda.gov/media/141570/download.