Here's how you can confirm what your new expiration may be:
- Look on the back of your box for both the expiration date (next to the hourglass symbol) and lot number (next to the words LOT).
- Visit the FDA’s website to see if your test kit’s lot number has a new expiration date. The FDA has also included a full list of all at-home COVID-19 tests that have an EUA and whether they have an extended expiration.
Update 2: BinaxNOW Keeps Up with Changing Variants
Virus variants. It's in their nature to change and adapt to keep themselves alive. And to have perpetually confounding nick-names, such as the most recent "Kraken" variant.
Despite the alphabet soup of variant names, it's important for our COVID-19 tests to continue to detect the virus. Our team of researchers have confirmed that our BinaxNOW tests continue to detect the Omicron variant and its sub-variants, including XBB.1.5. Why is that? While the Omicron variant contains mutations to the spike protein, our tests do not rely on the spike gene to detect the virus.
Update 3: New Guidance on Testing Timing
One of the benefits of at-home tests is that they can be done frequently and provide answers within minutes. As COVID-19 continues to evolve, recent research and regulatory guidance has confirmed that frequent testing – particularly when you are unsure when you were exposed – can increase the chances of catching the virus when it is detectable in people with or without symptoms.