November 28, 2022
HHSIEA COVID-19 Update Testing and Treatment
The Hotgen COVID-19 Antigen Home Test: The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the Hotgen COVID-19 Antigen Home Test , an over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 antigen diagnostic test that shows results in 15 minutes. The test can be used as a serial test for people within the first 7 days of experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or for individuals without symptoms. The test should be repeated if a negative result is found – at least twice over 3 days with at least 48 hours between tests if the individual has symptoms, or at least 3 times over 5 days with at least 48 hours between tests if the individual does not have symptoms. The test can be used for people aged 14 years or older with a self-collected nasal swab sample and age 2 years or older when an adult collects the nasal swab sample.