Users of the BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card are urged to check the lot numbers and expiration dates of their tests. Abbott has informed users that further testing has authorized use of some tests up to nine months, three months beyond the original expiration dates.
As the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services puts it, “This is very welcome news and will allow everyone to more fully utilize our existing supply.”
For customers also using the NAVICA app, an update to the app was to be implemented to support the extension. Users should note, however, that when the product barcode is scanned, it will display the original expiration date.
Further extensions may be announced as more data becomes available. The letter and a list of lots that qualify for the extension can be found here.