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Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen Test Kits

Abbott BinaxNOW POC antigen test kits are now available in San Diego County for approved health care partners.  These point-of-care (POC) antigen diagnostic tests detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and can provide results in less than 20 minutes. Antigen tests have been added to the COVID-19 testing arena to meet the growing demand to identify COVID-19 positive individuals.

If you are interested in receiving these test kits, note a few of the following requirements which are listed in the attachment in further detail:

  • UPDATES: Note that CDPH is now allowing organizations to receive and use BinaxNOW kits after the application is submitted (versus after it’s approved) under an emergency temporary allowance detailed here.
  • Apply for a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waiver through CDPH Laboratory Field Services: New Online Application
  • Read and acknowledge role and responsibilities in the BinaxNOW Antigen Test Kit Distribution Program
  • Complete and sign the Attestation and Trained Staff Table (PDF has 2 pages) – Organizational Checklist and Staffing List for the BinaxNOW Antigen Test Kits.
  • Email and attach Proof of Clinical Laboratory Improvements (CLIA) waiver, or a copy of the application submission (with application number), along with the completed and signed PDF Checklist/Attestation, and the Trained Individual List to:

After the Application is submitted, please follow up by sending the CLIA waiver when you receive it

  • Requests will be processed by the County’s Testing Logistics team. Incomplete forms will delay delivery. Please allow 2-3 days for processing.
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