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At-Home COVID Tests: When and How to Test

Monday, January 31, 2022 3:23 AM

Paige Larkin, PhD, Director of NorthShore Molecular Microbiology lab, explains why at-home tests issue false negatives, the best time to take the test, how to read the results and MORE.

At-home tests are rapid, and can be ordered for free from the federal government at www.covidtests.gov. For a list of FDA-approved home tests you can purchase, please visit: www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-emergency-use-authorizations-medical-devices/in-vitro-diagnostics-euas-antigen-diagnostic-tests-sars-cov-2. For more information on COVID-19, including vaccine info, what to do if you get infected, and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.northshore.org/covid-19.

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