Where to find at-home COVID tests in 2022

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We’ve all been there: You were working at home, slurping down your first cup of joe for the day, when you coughed. A wave of shock and despair shutters through your bones. Why did you cough? Did you gulp down that coffee too hard? Are you getting sick?

And is it COVID?!

Unfortunately, this fear is following us into 2022. As the Omicron variant shows no signs of slowing down in the new year, more people are flocking to the stores and online sites to buy at-home tests. (And as some good news, you’ll likely be able to get health insurance reimbursement for COVID-19 tests you buy!) So, we’ve rounded up some at-home tests that are currently on the market to help you determine if that cough is from COVID-19 or something less pandemic-y.

A COVID-19 test
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About at-home tests

Note that no at-home test is 100% accurate. Always consult a medical professional with any questions about COVID or if you think you may have COVID-19.

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Check out the CDC’s self-testing page for more information on at-home testing. You can also check the FDA’’s list of approved self-testing kits. Other at-home tests may be FDA-authorized but not listed on the FDA website at the time of writing.

Information about whether at-home tests can detect the Omicron variant is still evolving and is accurate as of writing. Note that these tests are authorized under an emergency order. This is different than being FDA-approved, which would require that the product goes through a particular testing and review process, which you can learn more about o the FDA’s website.

Tests noted to detect Omicron are based on manufacturer statements, not the FDA. You can learn more about the FDA’s research on COVID variants’ effects on tests on their website.

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Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)

1. BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 Test

  • Manufacturer: Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
  • Is it FDA-authorized? Yes
  • Does it detect Omicron? Yes
  • Where to find it: bdveritor.bd.com/
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Quidel Corporation

2. BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test

  • Manufacturer: Quidel Corporation
  • Is it FDA-authorized? Yes
  • Does it detect Omicron? Yes
  • Where to find it: CVSWalmartWalgreens
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Access Bio, Inc.

3. CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test

  • Manufacturer: Access Bio, Inc.
  • Is it FDA-authorized? Yes
  • Does it detect Omicron? Yes
  • Where to find it: CareStartRiteAid
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Celltrion USA, Inc.

4. Celltrion DiaTrust COVID-19 Ag Home Test

  • Manufacturer: Celltrion USA, Inc.
  • Is it FDA-authorized? Yes
  • Does it detect Omicron? No
  • Where to find it: Amazon, physical store availability varies by location, according to the website
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Siemens Healthineers

5. CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test

  • Manufacturer: Siemens Healthineers
  • Is it FDA-authorized? Yes
  • Does it detect Omicron? Yes
  • Where to find it: Diatrustcovid.com
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SD Biosensor, Inc.

6. COVID-19 At-Home Test

  • Manufacturer: SD Biosensor, Inc.
  • Is it FDA-authorized? Yes
  • Does it detect Omicron? Yes
  • Where to find it: sdbiosensor.com
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Ellume Limited

7. Ellume COVID-19 Home Test

  • Manufacturer: Ellume Limited
  • Is it FDA-authorized? Yes (NOTE: Test kits made in September were voluntarily recalled in November 2021. Click here to learn more about affected kits.)
  • Does it detect Omicron? Yes
  • Where to find it: CVSEverlywellTarget.comWalmart.com
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ACON Laboratories, Inc

8. mFlowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test

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iHealth Labs, Inc.

9. iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test

  • Manufacturer: iHealth Labs, Inc.
  • Is it FDA-authorized? Yes
  • Does it detect Omicron? Yes
  • Where to find it: ihealthlabs.com
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Intrivo
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OraSure Technologies, Inc.

11. InteliSwab COVID-19 Rapid Test

  • Manufacturer: OraSure Technologies, Inc.
  • Is it FDA-authorized? Yes
  • Does it detect Omicron? No
  • Where to find it: WalgreensWalmart
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InBios International

12. SCoV-2 Ag Detect Rapid Self-Test

  • Manufacturer: InBios International Inc.
  • Is it FDA-authorized? Yes
  • Does it detect Omicron? No
  • Where to find it: Inbios.com (currently available for bulk orders only; you can find out more about how the tests work on their YouTube channel)
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Quidel Corporation
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Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.