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Test Us At Home

Understanding serial testing for COVID-19 in the home environment

Brought to you by the National Institutes of Health Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxSM) initiative.

What was the Test Us At Home study about?

  • We compared the performance of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests to standard, lab-based tests when used on serial testing schedules.

  • Study design:
    • Participants were located across the mainland United States. The study could be completed right from the participants’ homes – all study materials were mailed to the participants, and they used a mobile app to answer questions, report test results and symptoms, and get directions on when to test.
    • Participants tested themselves at home using two types of COVID-19 tests: 1) a mail-in, lab-based test and 2) a rapid, over-the-counter test. They used the tests several times over the course of 10 to 15 days.

What did we learn from the Test Us At Home study?

  • Our team recently finished collecting data for this study in early 2022. We’ll update this section once we finalize our analysis.
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