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    Default Which Covid rapid tests for accuracy?

    I remember TWIV discussed this recently but I canít find it. Does anyone know which rapid tests are accurate? I remember something about rapid tests not being very accurate for asymptomatic people? Until now the kids have done pcrs. Dh and I have avoided testing so far!

    This came up because we are starting to do more and wondering what to use before attending events. Iím also considering a girlís weekend with a few (vaccinated) friends. I wish I had paid more attention to the recommendations.
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    We use Binax tests
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    You have options? Everything is sold out around me. I'd take what you can get.

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    We have BinaxNow tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnuggleBuggles View Post
    You have options? Everything is sold out around me. I'd take what you can get.
    Walmart.com has them in stock now.
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    Unless you have A very strong suspicion you were exposed or are having symptoms they are not recommended. You are vaccinated and if taking all precautions, I don't think that taking one before will really be of much help.

    I have been tested over 100 times for work, we have seen rapid tests catch cases, but they were when someone was with a person who had tested positive and when a resident in the nursing home said, I can't taste anything (and we later found out a cna who had worked with her tested positive).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnuggleBuggles View Post
    You have options? Everything is sold out around me. I'd take what you can get.
    My CVS has both BinaxNOW and Ellume tests. The BinaxNOW ones are $24 for 2 tests and the Ellume ones are $39 for 1 test. The Ellume one requires a smartphone and app to get your results. The BinaxNOW ones get 4.2 stars on the CVS website and Ellume gets only 2 stars. I've only used the BinaxNOW one and found it easy and quick (15 minutes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by essnce629 View Post
    My CVS has both BinaxNOW and Ellume tests. The BinaxNOW ones are $24 for 2 tests and the Ellume ones are $39 for 1 test. The Ellume one requires a smartphone and app to get your results. The BinaxNOW ones get 4.2 stars on the CVS website and Ellume gets only 2 stars. I've only used the BinaxNOW one and found it easy and quick (15 minutes).

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    Binax now are now $14 for two at Walmart!!!
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    Thanks! I ordered the binaxNOW for next time. I don’t think rapid tests are great for asymptomatic cases, which is unfortunate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Globetrotter View Post
    Thanks! I ordered the binaxNOW for next time. I don’t think rapid tests are great for asymptomatic cases, which is unfortunate.

    Where did you order them from? I can't find them anywhere.
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