Why an Antigen Test?

By Dr. Patrice Harris on 2 min read
Why an Antigen Test?

Where can I take a rapid test?

How long until I know my test result?

Does the test let me know if I am infectious?

At eMed, we have observed that people have learned to ask good questions related to COVID-19 and have in turn learned a lot about COVID-19 testing since the onset of the pandemic over a year ago.

Today, I want to explore the advantages of rapid antigen tests, like the one eMed provides to qualified individuals.

Speed — The antigen test we offer, BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Home Test, produces results in 15 minutes. There is no longer a need to wait hours or days for results.

Availability — eMed has immediately available inventory of rapid tests for qualified individuals.

Reliability — As a rapid antigen test, BinaxNOW™ is great at identifying people who are infectious. During a pandemic, having a rapid antigen test like BinaxNOW™ gives individuals critical information at the point in the infection cycle when they are at the greatest risk of spreading the disease – making it a powerful tool in preventing transmission.

Convenience — Antigen tests are incredibly convenient. The eMed test can be performed completely from home, with the remote assistance of a Certified Guide. No waiting in line at a clinic, no mailing away a collected sample, no special laboratory or testing equipment - everything you need to complete the test is included inside the test kit. From a public health perspective, testing at home creates less potential for people to infect others while waiting in line at public spaces.

Cost — At just $25 per test, antigen tests like ours are affordable and do not break the bank. Some individuals may also be able to receive reimbursement from their insurance for testing costs. For governments and organizations, the manageable price point of antigen tests puts widespread, regular testing strategies within reach.

Stay Positive. Test Negative.

Dr. Patrice Harris is eMed CEO

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