Worn Mask SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test Kit

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Mask tests are a cost-effective way to test your environment for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

How we determine your results
Results are pooled: we will report whether the COVID-19 causing coronavirus is on any of the masks in your envelope. Masks will not be tested individually.

Please note, this is not a clinical diagnostic test and it is not appropriate for the masks of anyone with COVID-19 symptoms.
one time purchase: $99.00 (4 masks)

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How it works

Step 1

Order and receive

Each kit contains an envelope with 4 masks. Order up to 9 envelopes for a total of 36 masks. Repeat the ordering process for more.

Step 2

Wear masks and send them back

Every person in your home or workplace should wear a supplied mask for at least 4 hours. Then, you’ll ship the worn masks back to the lab.

Step 3

Get your results

We’ll email your positive or negative results from the pooled test within 48 hours of return shipping, Tuesday–Saturday only.

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Placing your order

Your order will be delivered within 1-2 days. If you order after 12pm ET on a Saturday or anytime on Sunday or Monday before noon ET, the kit will arrive the following Tuesday.

Returning your kit

Our mask testing lab runs tests on Tuesday – Saturday. If you return ship to the lab on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, you’ll receive results within 48 hours. If you ship to the lab on Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Monday, you’ll receive results by end of day Wednesday. This turnaround time can only be achieved if the kit is placed in a local drop box before the end-of-day pickup.

FedEx drop boxes

FedEx drop boxes do NOT pick up on Saturday or Sunday. empowerDX is not responsible for FedEx delivery delays. Please order in advance if your results are time-sensitive.

Lab tests your kit

The completed kit is then overnighted to the lab, and the lab performs the test within 24 hours of receiving it. However, the lab may take up to 48 hours to perform the test in rare cases.

Placing your order

Your order will be delivered within 1-2 business days. If you order after 12pm ET on a Saturday or anytime on Sunday or Monday, the kit will arrive the following Wednesday.

Returning your kit

Our mask testing lab runs tests on Tuesday – Saturday. If you return ship to the lab on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, you’ll receive results within 48 hours. If you ship to the lab on Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Monday, you’ll receive results by end of day Wednesday. This turnaround time can only be achieved if the kit is placed in a local drop box before the end-of-day pickup.

FedEx drop boxes

FedEx drop boxes do NOT pick up on Saturday or Sunday.

Lab tests your kit

The completed kit is then overnighted to the lab, and the lab performs the test within 24 hours of receiving it. However, the lab may take up to 48 hours to perform the test in rare cases.

Who we are

At-home testing
We bring the doctor’s office to your door so you can get tested in the comfort of your home.

CLIA-certified laboratories
Our labs meet the federal regulations for clinical diagnostic testing, ensuring quality and safety in our practices and lab results.

Secure results
Your health is your business – so our online portal delivers secure test results.

Convenient and easy collection
Get tested on your schedule, and use our step-by-step guide to collect your sample.

Pay with insurance
Your Nasal PCR Test may be covered by insurance, and your HSA + FSA are gladly accepted.

Cutting edge and evidence-based
We use the latest technologies to provide you with the health information you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why mask testing?

Mask testing is a cost-effective way to test home and work environments for exposure to COVID-19 causing coronavirus frequently. Environmental surveillance may provide earlier detection of exposure. It’s also non-invasive, which makes it a good option for families with young children.

Think of worn mask tests like a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Carbon monoxide detectors alert us that carbon monoxide is in our home and that household members are a risk. These detectors don’t tell about anyone’s health specifically, but the alarm lets us know there’s a dangerous substance that can harm us. Worn mask tests provide a similar “alarm” to alert you about potential exposure to COVID-19 causing coronavirus.



How does the mask test work?

The empowerDX worn mask test uses PCR technology to detect the RNA (genetic material) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19. A positive result means that the virus was detected on the worn mask sample. Negative results reveal that the virus was not detected on the mask sample.



What’s the difference between mask testing and nasal swab tests?

Mask testing is a cost-effective and non-invasive way of frequently testing your local environment where multiple people live or work. It has a lower price point, making it easier to test for the virus more frequently. Results will be available and emailed to you within 48 hours of return shipping.

Nasal swab testing is a clinical test, which is the best way to diagnose if an individual has COVID-19. Clinical test results are specific to an individual and protected by patient privacy laws, and results are available within 48 hours.



Can I order both the worn mask test and a nasal swab test?

There are different federal laws regarding how we process information and results with each test, so you’ll need to purchase a nasal swab test separately.



What should I do if one of the masks in my kit tests positive?

Detection of the COVID-19 causing coronavirus on the surface of submitted masks is a strong indication that people in your home or office are either shedding virus or have been closely exposed to COVID-19 causing coronavirus. We recommend that you and your recent close contacts seek clinical testing and consult your primary care physician for treatment options.

Please contact your healthcare provider if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19.



Disclaimers

Worn Mask Testing with pooled testing is a method for environmental surveillance of a home or office and is not a clinical test intended for individual diagnosis or screening.

Clinical testing is the best way to diagnose someone who has COVID-19, and provides the foundation for proper medical care to a patient who is suffering from the illness.

  1. Clinical test results are available within 48 hours from the empowerDX nasal swab.
  2. Clinical test results are specific to an individual and protected by patient privacy laws.

NOTE: Environmental testing is not equivalent or a substitute for clinical testing ordered by a healthcare provider. Mask testing is an environmental test which means it provides a method of surveillance of the local environment. Anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19 or feels ill should seek advice from their healthcare provider urgently.

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