Using This Test
Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
Please refer to your package insert on how to use this test.
If both the control line (C) and test line (T) appear, even if the line on the test line (T) is very faint, this means that you have a positive test result, because antigens from COVID-19 were detected, and it is very likely you currently have COVID-19. Please refer to the package insert for more information.
A positive test result means that antigens from COVID-19 were detected and it is very likely you currently have COVID-19. There is a very small chance that this test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false-positive result).
If you test positive you should self-isolate at home per CDC recommendations to stop spreading the virus to others. Please consult the CDC recommendations regarding self-isolation at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Seek follow-up care with your healthcare provider immediately. Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on your test result(s), medical history and symptoms.
A negative test result indicates no antigens for COVID-19 were detected. It is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (a false-negative result) in some people with COVID-19. Negative results are presumptive and may need to be confirmed with a molecular test. This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test is negative.
If you test negative and continue to experience symptoms of fever, cough and/or shortness of breath you should seek follow-up care with your healthcare provider immediately. Your healthcare provider may suggest you need another test to determine if you have contracted the virus causing COVID-19. If you are concerned about your COVID-19 infection status after testing or think you may need follow-up testing, please contact your healthcare provider.
An invalid test result indicates that not enough specimen volume was collected or incorrect operation are the likely reasons for an invalid result. Please review the instructions again and repeat the test with a new cassette. If the problem persists, call (800) 838-9502 for assistance.
A false positive is a test result that indicates a person has a specific disease or condition when the person actually does not have the disease or condition. A false-negative test result indicates a person does not have a specific disease or condition when the person actually does have the disease or condition. Incorrect specimen collection and sample preparation can result in false-negative and false-positive test results. Therefore, before you begin the test, it is very important to read the package insert provided in the test package and follow the instructions.
The performance of the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test was established in an all-comers clinical study conducted between March 2021 and May 2021 with 172 nasal swabs self-collected or pair-collected by another study participant from 108 individual symptomatic patients (within 7 days of onset) suspected of COVID-19 and 64 asymptomatic patients. All subjects were screened for the presence or absence of COVID-19 symptoms within two weeks of study enrollment. The Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test was compared to an FDA authorized molecular SARS-CoV-2 test. The Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test correctly identified 93% of positive specimens and 100% of negative specimens.
Please use the swab to collect specimen from both of your nostrils to ensure sufficient sample collection to generate an accurate result.
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.
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.
You should dispense 4 drops of the solution into the cassette Sample Well. Please do not overuse the buffer solution.
You should dispense 4 drops of solution into the cassette Sample Well marked with an “S”.