Has your at-home COVID-19 test expired? FDA extends some expiration dates

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended expiration dates on some COVID-19 at-home tests.

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According to the agency, an extended expiration date means the manufacturer provided data showing that the shelf-life is longer than was known when the test was first authorized.

For more information about how the expiration date is determined and why it may be extended, see the At-Home COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests: Frequently Asked Questions.

The FDA has extended the shelf life of the following at-home tests:

· BinaxNow AG Card Home Test (extended from 12 to 15 months).

· BinaxNow Antigen Self Test (extended from 12 to 15 months).

· CareStart Antigen Home Test (extended from 9 to 12 months).

· Flowflex Antigen Home Test (extended from 12 to 16 months).

· Celltrion DIaTrust AG Home Test (extended from 12 to 18 months).

· Detect COVID-19 Test (extended from 6 to 8 months).

· iHealth Antigen Rapid Test (extended from 9 to 12 months).

· SCoV-2 Ag Detect Rapid Self Test (extended from 10 to 13 months).

· Pilot At-Home Test (extended from 6 to 9 months).

Expiration dates for these tests remain the same, according to the FDA.

· BD Veritor At-Home Test (6 months).

· Cue Test for Home and Over the Counter (4 months).

· Ellume Home Test (12 months).

· Genabio Rapid Self Test Kit (18 months).

· Lucira Check-It Test Kit (6 months).

· MaximBio ClearDetect Antigen Home Test (6 months).

· Inteliswab Rapid Test (9 months).

· OHC Antigen Self Test (8 months).

· Indicaid Rapid Antigen At-Home Test (12 months).

· QuickView At-Home Test (12 months).

· Clinitest Rapid Antigen Self Test (11 months).

· Speedy Swab Rapid Antigen Self Test (6 months).

· Rapid Antigen Test Card (6 months).

The FDA recommends throwing out tests that have expired because the tests can dry out and become less accurate.