Using This Test

Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test

How to use this test?

Please refer to your package insert on how to use this test.

Who can use this test?
This test is authorized for nonprescription home use with self-collected (unobserved) direct anterior nasal (NS) swab specimens from individuals aged 14 years and older or with adult-collected anterior NS samples from individuals aged 2 years or older.
Are there any limitations as to who can use this test?

Do not use this test on children under two years of age. Do not use this test on anyone who is prone to nosebleeds or has had facial injuries or head injuries/surgery in the past six months.

Can people who are vaccinated use this test?

Yes, individuals with or without symptoms can use this test regardless of vaccination status.

Will this test work if I do not have COVID-19 symptoms?

This test is intended for individuals with or without symptoms or other epidemiological reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection.

Do I have to serial test?

Serial testing is a process in which a user must test themselves twice within a two-to-three-day period. The Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test has been authorized for use as a single test by individuals with or without symptoms.

How deep should I insert the swab into my nose?
Insert the swab ½ to ¾ inches inside your nostril. With children, the maximum depth of insertion into the nostril may be less than ¾ of an inch, and you may need to have a second person hold the child’s head while swabbing. Note: A false-negative result may occur if the nasal swab specimen is not properly collected.
Should I swab my left or right nostril?

Please use the swab to collect specimen from both of your nostrils to ensure sufficient sample collection to generate an accurate result.

For how long do I have to swab my nostril?

Firmly rub the swab in a circular motion around the inside wall of the nostril 5 times. Take approximately 15 seconds to collect the specimen. Be sure to collect any nasal drainage that may be present onto the swab. Repeat this in the other nostril.

After nasal specimen collection, how long do I need to swirl the nasal swab in the buffer tube?

Place the swab into the buffer tube and swirl for 30 seconds. Rotate the swab 5 times while squeezing the tube. Remove the swab while squeezing the tube to extract as much liquid as possible. Attach the dropper tip firmly onto the tube. Mix thoroughly by swirling or flicking the bottom of the tube. Then gently squeeze the tube and dispense 4 drops of solution into the Sample Well.

How many drops should I put in the cassette well? Can I put in all the buffer solution?

You should dispense 4 drops of the solution into the cassette Sample Well.  Please do not overuse the buffer solution.

Where should I dispense the solution on the cassette?

You should dispense 4 drops of solution into the cassette Sample Well marked with an “S”.

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