CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test
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CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test

Be ready for the moments that matter

CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test now available in the United States


From everyday activities to important milestones, and all the moments in between, feel better and safer in the company of others. With the CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test, you can expect accurate and reliable results in just 15 minutes. Whether or not you have symptoms of COVID-19, all it takes is a quick, easy, and gentle nasal swab for peace of mind today. Available at Amazon

CLINITEST Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Self-Test box cartridge prefilled tube

Where to buy


Kit contents

Each test kit contains materials to perform 5 rapid antigen tests. 

Sterile swab

Instructions

Test cassette

Pre-filled extraction tube
and dropper tip

Test pouch

Test kit and workstation

    How to use

    How to use the CLINITEST® Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test

    Testing using the CLINITEST self-test is simple. All you need is right in your kit. When you are ready to conduct your test, watch this video to help guide you through the instructions.


    The back of the box of the Siemens Healthineers CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test

    The tube holder is on the back of the packaging where there is an outlined hole.

    Find the tube holder shown on the back of the box.

    Push the tube through the outlined hole.

    A close up of the foil being removed from the tube of the CLINITEST self-test

    Remove the foil from the tube carefully.

    Remove foil seal from the tube. Avoid spilling the liquid.

    A blonde woman inserts a nasal swab into her nose in order to perform a COVID-19 self test at home

    After inserting the swab, rub the insides of each nostril at least 5 times.

    Open the swab pouch and carefully rub the insides of each nostril in a complete circle at least 5 times.

    A blonde woman stands in her kitchen with the Siemens Healthineers CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Self Test on the counter rolling her nasal swab in the test tube to perform a COVID test at home

    Roll the swab 6 times against the bottom and sides of the tube.

    Remove the tube from the tube holder and insert the swab tip into the liquid. Roll the swab 6 times against the bottom and sides of the tube.

    Keep the swab in the tube and place it back into the tube holder. Leave the swab in the tube for 1 minute.

    A close up of a hand inserting a swab into the buffer of the Siemens Healthineers CLINITEST self test while performing a COVID test at home

    When you are removing the tube, squeeze the tip several times from the outside of the tube.

    After 1 minute, take the tube out of the holder and remove the swab from the tube. As you remove the swab from the tube, squeeze swab tip several times from outside of the tube. Try to release as much liquid from the swab as possible.

    Locate the tube tip from the kit and push it into the top of the tube. 

    A close-up of a woman squeezing the test tube and adding 4 drops to the test cassette of the CLINITEST self test while performing a rapid COVID-19 test at home

    Add 4 drops of solution into the sample well labeled "S".

    Open the test device pouch and place the test cassette on a flat surface.

    Holding the tube straight above the test cassette, gently squeeze to add 4 drops of solution into the sample well labeled "S".

    Start a timer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, read the results. 


    How to interpret the results

    How do I know if the test result is positive, negative, or invalid?

    A cassette from the Siemens Healthineers CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self test showing a positive result, with red lines next to both the C and the T

    Positive

    If the test looks like this, then protein from the virus that causes COVID-19 was detected in the sample.

    The test is positive if there are two pink/red lines present, one at the Control "C" line and one at the Test "T" line. Look very closely for a line next to "T". This line can be very faint.

    Any visible pink/red "T" line is a positive result when the "C" line is also present.

    A cassette from the Siemens Healthineers CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Self-test showing a negative result, with a redline ONLY next to the control line (C)

    Negative

    If the test looks like this cassette, then protein from the virus that causes COVID-19 was not detected.

    You will only see one line visible next to “C” and no line visible next to "T".

    2 examples of invalid results on CLINITEST COVID-19 tests where one shows no red lines next to C or T and one where there is a red line next to T but not next to C

    Invalid

    If the test looks like either of these two test cassettes, then the test was not able to give a result and you must repeat the test with a new swab, a new tube, and a new test cassette.

    The test is INVALID if there is no line next to "C".


    Frequently asked questions

    When should I use the CLINITEST self-test?

    The test is intended to detect SARS-CoV-2 infections. It provides you with a result quickly to help make daily decisions safely and confidently.

    Does the test work for children?

    The test is is authorized for self-testing use by individuals ages 14 and older or adult-collected samples from individuals ages 2 to 13 years.

    Is the test available over the counter (OTC)?

    Yes, the product was granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA and is available OTC in the United States. More information

    The control line is barely visible. Is that OK?

    As long as the control line is visible, test results are reliable. More information

    What is the test's shelf life?

    The shelf life is 11 months from the date of manufacture. Do not use the test after the expiration date, which is stamped onto each kit.

    How do I learn about COVID-19 test reimbursement?