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Product-Related Questions (11)

The BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19 Test is a type of test called an antigen test. Antigen tests are designed to detect proteins from the virus. The BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19 Test is intended for the qualitative detection of the nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2. This test is authorized for non‑prescription home use with self‑collected anterior nasal (nares) swab samples from individuals aged 14 years or older or adult‑collected anterior nasal swab samples from individuals aged 2 years or older. This test is authorized for individuals with symptoms of COVID‑19 within the first 7 days of symptom onset when tested at least twice over 3 days with at least 48 hours between tests, and for individuals without symptoms or other epidemiological reasons to suspect COVID‑19, when tested at least three times over 5 days with at least 48 hours between tests.

Each box contains two tests.

The BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19 Test includes the following components:

  • 1 kit box with tube holder
  • 2 nasal swabs
  • 2 tubes (with liquid) in a foil pouch
  • 2 test sticks
  • 2 scan cards
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product Information Leaflet
  • Fact Sheet for Individuals

A compatible smartphone is required to preform the test but is not included in the box.

No, the individually packaged components are single-use and cannot be reused. Each box contains the materials to perform two tests.

No. This test is not yet approved or cleared by the United States FDA, but has been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA. This EUA will remain in effect (meaning this test can be used) for the duration of the HHS COVID-19 declaration justifying emergency use of in vitro diagnostics, unless it is terminated or revoked by the FDA.

An Emergency Use Authorization is a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical devices, products, or drugs during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19* Test uses computer vision technology to interpret the results for you, so you can read words not lines. Within 15 minutes, the app converts your results into the words “negative” or “positive,” reducing the risk of user interpretation error.

Based on the results of a clinical study where the BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19* Test was compared to an FDA emergency use authorized high-sensitivity molecular SARS-CoV-2 test, the BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19* Test identified 84.6% of positive specimens and 99.8% of negative specimens. BD is continuously participating in clinical trials to evaluate performance in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.

No, the BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19* Test requires the use of the free Scanwell® Health App. The app provides step-by-step video instructions and uses computer vision technology to interpret and digitally display the test result on your smartphone.

The BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19 Test is able to detect multiple variants, including Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Iota, Kappa, Lambda, Delta and Omicron** 

**Testing was performed on a representative sample for each variant.

The BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19 Test qualifies for reimbursement because it is authorized by the FDA under emergency use authorization (EUA). If needed, the NDC code for BD VAH is 08290-2560-94, and the UPC code is 382902560944. Reimbursement may vary depending on if your health insurance plan has established a network of preferred pharmacies. Learn more and fill out a form to get your test reimbursed here  

For questions about the product or product usage, please call 844-4-VERITOR.

Testing-Related Questions (15)

No, the BD Veritor™ COVID-19 At-Home Test* does not need to be performed, observed, or directed by a healthcare provider.

To begin, you will need to download the Scanwell® Health app on your compatible smartphone and locate a clean, well-lit working surface (such as a desk) away from air flows such as fans or open windows. The app will provide step-by-step instructions. Please ensure your smartphone is charged or charging and you have at least 20 minutes free to complete the test. Wash your hands with soap and water prior to starting the test.

The BD Veritor™ At-Home COVID-19* Test will provide results in 15 minutes.

No, the nasal swab should not be painful, but it is normal to experience some minor discomfort. If at any point you experience sharp or severe pain, you should stop and not insert the swab any further.

The best way to prepare and collect an adequate sample is to strictly follow the instructions provided for swab collection on the Scanwell® Health app. Following the instructions on the Scanwell® Health app will also lower the risk for pain or injury during the test.

Yes, both nostrils must be swabbed to ensure the best quality sample possible is used for testing. The accuracy of the test is dependent upon collection of an adequate sample from both nostrils. Follow the directions provided on the Scanwell® Health app to ensure proper specimen collection.

No, the nasal swabs in the box are the only validated swab for testing. No other swab types should be used.

Yes. You can still perform the test if you have a blocked or runny nose.

It is normal to experience some discomfort when collecting your sample with the swab. If you experience sharp pain at any time, do not insert the swab any further. This discomfort should subside within minutes after collection. Generally, injuries sustained from nasal swabbing are mild and resolve immediately or with minimal intervention.

Yes, adults can administer the test on children older than 2 years of age. Individuals aged 2-13 years of age should always be tested by an adult (18 years or older), with an adult collecting the sample and utilizing the test.

A negative test result means that you are unlikely to have COVID-19. It is possible for the test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people with COVID-19, especially if you have symptoms or had close contact with a person with COVID-19. Please follow CDC COVID-19 guidance that applies to your situation.

A positive test result indicates that you are very likely to have COVID-19. There is a very small chance that this test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false positive result), especially if you do not have symptoms or have not had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

An invalid test result means that an error occurred, and as a result could not be reported. An invalid test result can occur for reasons such as not collecting enough sample from your nose or applying too little liquid to the test stick. Following the app instructions carefully decreases the chance of an invalid test result.

It is possible for the test to give an incorrect negative result. This is commonly referred to as a false negative result. This means you still could have COVID-19 even though your test result was negative. False negative results may happen early on before you develop symptoms because antigen levels may be lower at this time. This is why serial testing is recommended. 

Negative results are considered presumptive, which means that additional testing with a high-sensitivity molecular assay may be warranted to determine if you are infected with COVID-19. If you develop symptoms, have any concerns about your health, or if you are experiencing any of the emergency warning signs, then you should seek medical care immediately. If there are any concerns or doubts about your test result, you should consult a healthcare provider.

Although rare, it is possible this test can give an incorrect positive result. This is more commonly referred to as a false positive result. If you receive a positive result from your test, you should consult a healthcare provider.

Disease-Related Questions (5)

COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. COVID-19 can present as a mild to severe illness, although some people infected with COVID-19 may have no symptoms at all. Older adults and people of any age who have underlying medical conditions have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Serious outcomes of COVID-19 include hospitalization and death. Regardless of vaccination status, the SARS-CoV-2 virus can be spread to others not just while one is sick, but even before a person shows signs or symptoms of being sick (eg, fever, coughing, difficulty breathing). A full list of symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at:

There are a variety of different testing options for COVID-19, including for individuals with and without symptoms. For more information on current CDC recommendations for COVID-19 testing, please visit:

An antigen test is a diagnostic test that detects specific proteins from the virus that causes COVID-19. An antigen test is also commonly referred to as a rapid test. For more information on the different types of testing available for COVID‑19, please visit:

COVID-19 serial testing is when one person tests themselves at least twice for COVID-19, such as every other day. By testing more frequently, you may detect COVID-19 more quickly and reduce the spread of infection.

It is possible for a fully vaccinated individual to become infected and transmit COVID-19 to other individuals, as none of the currently approved vaccines are 100% effective in preventing infection with COVID-19. CDC recommends that fully vaccinated individuals get tested if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or if they had close contact with a confirmed positive individual. For more information on current CDC recommendations for COVID-19 testing, please visit:

App-Related Questions (7)

The Scanwell® Health app is a free app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store® or Google Play™ store. The app displays step-by-step testing instructions and analyzes, interprets, and delivers the results. The Scanwell® Health App stores a digital record of your test results that can be accessed at any time. All information collected and stored in the digital record is encrypted, and your privacy is always maintained.

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Find a clean, flat, non-reflective surface indoors in an area with bright and even lighting. Do not test outside. Natural light next to a window is preferable, but avoid harsh light and nearby shadows. If using household light, you should be close to, but not directly underneath, the light. If you continue to have issues, try moving to another room—it’s ok to move to a better location.

Overhead or ceiling lights can cause shadows. Your camera can detect faint shadows that you may not see. If you experience persistent issues, move to a different room, or try switching off any overhead or ceiling lighting and use a desk lamp instead. You may need to move the scan card away from intensely bright lights due to glare.

Yes, absolutely. If you are having trouble scanning, try moving your scan card around on a flat, clean surface in the area that you are in. If that doesn’t work, please move to a different room with better lighting.

Make sure the entire scan card is visible on your screen when scanning. Your smartphone should be almost parallel to the scan card. Point your phone at the scan card like you are taking a picture and the app will automatically take the scan for you. Moving your phone closer or farther away from the scan card can help you get a better scan.

Yes, we offer instructions on how to use the Scanwell® Health App in English, French, and Spanish.

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BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 Test
  • *This product has not been FDA cleared or approved; but has been authorized by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization. 
  • This product has been authorized only for the detection of proteins from SARS‑CoV‑2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. 
  • The emergency use of this product is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID‑19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the declaration is terminated or authorization is revoked sooner.


†Smartphone is not included in the test kit.