November 22nd, 2020
Updated Training Link Available for the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Test
A BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card training video that provides detailed step-by-step guide to the test process is on the Abbott website. The training video is for people without medical training, who will conduct COVID-19 testing using the BinaxNOW Ag card. As part of the request for free BinaxNOW test kits, providers will confirm that staff performing the COVID-19 tests have completed the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card training.
The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card (PDF) is a rapid point-of-care antigen test which detects the presence of antigens in persons infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. This test is approved for use under an Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration.
HHSC Publishes Revised Attestation for Free Testing Kits
HHSC has published a revised attestation form for free BinaxNOW point-of-care antigen COVID-19 test kits for NF, ALF, ICF, HCS and HCSSA providers. The form was revised to correct the BinaxNOW training link required for staff who do not have medical training and will be administering the COVID-19 tests using the BinaxNOW Ag card.