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  4. How Accurate Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests? - Verywell Health

    Rapid home COVID-19 tests are accurate about 80% of the time in people who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. This is compared to PCR tests, which are accurate about 95% of the time. The FDA has approved a wide variety of at-home COVID-19 tests.

  5. How Accurate Are At-Home Covid Tests? Here’s a Quick Guide

    How Accurate Are At-Home Covid Tests? Here’s a Quick Guide When used correctly, many rapid antigen tests are good at detecting people carrying high levels of the virus.

  6. Self-Testing At Home or Anywhere | CDC - Centers for Disease ...

    What is a Self-Test or At-Home Test? Self-tests for COVID-19 give rapid results and can be taken anywhere. Self-tests detect current infection and are sometimes also called “home tests,” “at-home tests,” or “over-the-counter (OTC) tests.” They give you results in 10-15 minutes and are usually antigen tests. These are different from ...

  7. Understanding At-Home COVID Test Accuracy - Verywell Health

    When to Test At-home testing can help people quickly determine if they have COVID-19 so they begin proper treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized more than 30 at-home tests in which a person swabs their nasal passage themselves and receives a result.

  8. COVID-19 testing: When to test, how accurate are home tests ...

    COVID-19 testing: When to test, how accurate are home tests and more Written By As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surges around the country, we're seeing increases in infections, even among people who've been fully vaccinated and have what are called breakthrough infections. As case counts surge, so does demand for testing.

  9. Your health care provider has recommended a test. After your test, stay in touch with your doctor regarding follow-up. Is one at-home COVID-19 test better than another?

  10. The federal government's website offering free COVID-19 rapid tests officially launched today. Each home is allowed to order four test kits, and millions have already visited the site.

  11. How Accurate Are At-Home COVID Tests? Here's What Experts Say

    The most accurate form of COVID testing is a PCR test, though no at-home tests currently authorized offer this method and instead rely on antigen testing. According to Dr. Nimmi...

  12. COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know | CDC

    If you use an antigen test, a positive result is reliable, but a negative test is not always accurate. If your antigen test is negative, take another antigen test after 48 hours or take a PCR test as soon as you can. If your second antigen test is also negative, wait another 48 hours and test a third time.

  13. Which COVID-19 Test Should You Get? > News > Yale Medicine

    Molecular tests are generally more accurate and mostly processed in a laboratory, which takes longer; antigen tests—or “rapid tests”—are processed pretty much anywhere, including at home, in doctors’ offices, or in pharmacies. You can get antigen test results in about 15 minutes, but they tend to be less accurate.