COVID-19 PCR Test (FDA-Authorized)$99

Consider this test if you...

Have mild cold-like symptoms
Feel warmer than usual
Have a fever above 100.4ºF
Feel more tired than normal
Have an elevated heart rate
Have a dry cough or wet cough
Plan to travel domestically or internationally
Have shortness of breath

How it works

Our 3 step process provides affordable, convenient, and highest sensitivity COVID-19 testing in the comfort of your home

1

Order online

Get health tests delivered to your doorstep with just a few clicks.

2

Collect at home

Complete your COVID test right from your comfy couch, and mail it to our lab (Monday-Thursday).

3

Get secure results

Receive your test results in a few days & get the clarity you deserve, confidentially.

The COVID-19 test details

Get to know your at-home COVID-19 PCR Test

Placing your order
Easy collection
Return your kit
Secure results
Methodology
Physician ordered
CLIA certified labs

Your order will be delivered within 2 business days.

At home COVID tests are shipped Monday – Friday. If you order on Friday, the kit will arrive by the following Tuesday.

Orders over the weekend will arrive by Wednesday. Make sure to order in advance to avoid possible shipping delays.

Test for COVID-19 at home

Learn about the most sensitive SARS-CoV-2 test in the U.S.

Questions?

[1] What does it mean that this test is authorized by the FDA under emergency use authorization (EUA)?

Typically, FDA approval takes many years of testing and clinical trials. During a public health emergency (like the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA can use its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) authority to allow the use of unapproved medical products, or unapproved uses of approved medical products, to diagnose, treat, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases when certain criteria are met, including that there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.

The "EmpowerDX COVID-19 Home Collection Kit DTC" laboratory analysis is performed by (1) Clinical Enterprise, Inc. (EUA summary here) and by (2) Viracor Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics (EUA summary here) using the "Viracor SARS-CoV-2 Assay DTC" as a direct to consumer product for testing of anterior nasal swab specimens collected by empowerDX customers.

This product has not been FDA cleared or approved; but has been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories (1) and (2) listed above.

This product has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS- CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens.

This product is not a pooled test or a screening test. Each test kit includes contents for one person to use the nasal swab, ship the completed test kit to lab (1) or lab (2) for analysis, and get HIPAA-compliant results in a secure online portal.

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.

Does this nasal PCR test have an age limit?

Yes! Our FDA authorization (EUA) only allows those at least 3 years of age to use the At Home COVID-19 Nasal PCR Test Kit.

Can I be cleared for airline travel with this test?

Yes – this test is a molecular nasal PCR test, and it’s the test most airlines require to be cleared before you fly.

How do I meet the 72-hour time requirement for my airline?
  1. Make sure to order your test well in advance of your upcoming flight, i.e. multiple weeks ahead of time.

  2. Collect and return ship your sample to the lab 3 days before your flight. The “collection date” on your results will be the day/time you collected your sample and activated your kit. E.g. Collect on Monday afternoon for a Thursday morning flight. Make sure you drop off your completed kit before end-of-day pickup.

  3. Your results will be ready within 24-48 hours after the lab receives your sample. This assumes no shipping delays. E.g. if you ship your kit to the lab on Monday afternoon before end-of-day pickup, your kit should arrive at the lab on Tuesday – results will be ready on Wednesday or Thursday. Note: empowerDX is NOT responsible for shipping delays.

  4. We’ll email you when your results have posted in the empowerDX portal. Make sure to have them ready on your phone when you go to the airport. Download them and print the results as a backup.

Do you share my COVID-19 test results with anyone?

According to the CDC, “Yes, the CARES Act requires all clinical laboratories and testing providers that perform diagnostic testing under a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certificate to report the results of any test that is intended to detect SARS-CoV-2 or to diagnose a possible case of COVID-19 (e.g., molecular, antigen, antibody), not just positive tests, to state or local public health departments. Results from surveillance testing for SARS-CoV-2 should not be reported to state or local public health departments.”

But not to worry. Other than the CARES Act requirements above due to the pandemic, we keep your personal health information private. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that your profile and results are only accessible to you and the Licensed Ordering Physician who reviews and approves your order.

Why does the “REF RANGE” section of my results say “Negative”?

A “Negative” “REF RANGE” has nothing to do with your actual test results.

“REF RANGE” means “reference range”. The reference range for vitamin D is 30-100, meaning that a normal or “healthy” level is between 30 and 100. The reference range for the At Home COVID-19 Nasal PCR Test Kit is “negative”, meaning that a normal result is “negative” – when NO SARS-CoV-2 virus is detected on the sample. Feel free to ignore this section.

Please refer to the “RESULT” section of your lab report to determine if your test results for SARS-CoV-2 are positive or negative. If the “RESULT” section of your report has a “NEGATIVE” under it, then your nose sample didn’t have the SARS-CoV-2 on it. If the “RESULT” section of your report has a “POSITIVE” under it, then the lab detected the SARS-CoV-2 virus on your nose sample.

Is it possible to get a false positive?

As of December 2020, our lab’s SARS-CoV-2 assay offers the best sensitivity of the 118 laboratories that have submitted results to FDA’s SARS-CoV-2 Reference Panel, with a limit of detection (LoD) of 180 NAAT Detectable Units/mL. We didn't have any false positives during our FDA EUA validation study.

It is possible to have a positive test result and not be infected with COVID-19, but still have the SARS-CoV-2 virus in your nose.

If you have received a positive PCR test, we encourage you to follow CDC guidelines and have those around you get a PCR test as well.

Why do my results say TNP?

TNP means “test not performed”. The lab was unable to test your nasal sample for the SARS-CoV-2 virus due to an issue with your kit. Please contact Customer Care for next steps.

Why is the label on your website different than the label on the box I received?

We have received an updated EUA (emergency use authorization) from the FDA with new labeling required.

Will my result or shipment be delayed for holidays?

Yes. FedEx does not deliver on major holidays and our labs also close in observance of most major holidays. Note: to avoid holiday shipping delays, please drop off your kit Monday – Thursday.

Can this test detect the COVID-19 Delta variant and other variants?

Yes, the At Home COVID-19 Nasal PCR Test can detect all known variants of the COVID-19 virus, including the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7), Beta variant (B.1.351, B.1.351.2, B.1.351.3), Gamma variant (P.1, P.1.1, P.1.2), Delta variant (B.1.617.2, AY.1, AY.2, AY.3), Eta variant (B.1.525), Iota variant (B.1.526), Kappa variant (B.1.617.1), Lambda variant (C.37), and Omicron variant (B.1.1.529).

Should I tape my empowerDX box shut before mailing?

No, there is no need to tape your empowerDX kit box shut before returning it to the lab. Close your box and insert it into the Fedex Return pack. You will need to seal and mail back the Fedex Pack with return label attached.

Can I purchase a kit for someone else?

Absolutely. The person receiving the gifted kit must use the blank label within the kit. The name and date of birth on the account needs to match the label attached to the sample tube.

How do I activate a kit for my family member or child?

A separate account is required for each family member activating a kit. The sample tube must have the name, date of birth, and date of collection of the family member or child using the kit. This name label must match the account profile when the kit is activated or results will NOT be offered.

Important information about my lab results

empowerDX lab results are intended for informational and educational purposes only, with the exception of infectious disease testing which is diagnostic. Information from empowerDX is not meant to serve as treatment advice or treatment recommendation for any health condition. We strongly recommend you review lab results with your physician.

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Our customers love us

almost as much as we love them

I've told so many people about our positive experience with EmpowerDX! My adult son has disabilities and is unable to wear a face mask. You provided me a calm, stressless, noninvasive testing for him to be able to take our annual trip. Thanks to everyone there!

- Kathryn Stueckle

On behalf of the entire Lawson Family, thank you! We all got our negative tests back late last night and the kids can go to school today. An awesome user experience and very straight forward process. I want to tell everyone about empowerDX.

- Ian Lawson, Spartan Worldwide

It felt amazing to be able to go out there and showcase Women's Golf again. empowerDX, it's not only quick and easy, it's not painful at all. To be able to do it from home on your convenience – it doesn't get much easier than that.

- Pernilla Lindberg, Pro Golfer

I've told so many people about our positive experience with EmpowerDX! My adult son has disabilities and is unable to wear a face mask. You provided me a calm, stressless, noninvasive testing for him to be able to take our annual trip. Thanks to everyone there!

- Kathryn Stueckle

On behalf of the entire Lawson Family, thank you! We all got our negative tests back late last night and the kids can go to school today. An awesome user experience and very straight forward process. I want to tell everyone about empowerDX.

- Ian Lawson, Spartan Worldwide

It felt amazing to be able to go out there and showcase Women's Golf again. empowerDX, it's not only quick and easy, it's not painful at all. To be able to do it from home on your convenience – it doesn't get much easier than that.

- Pernilla Lindberg, Pro Golfer

Why empowerDX?

At home testing

We send accurate health tests to your door so you can get tested in the comfort of your home.

CLIA-certified laboratories

Get faster, accurate results from real labs and real experts, and get the best care possible right from home.

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.

Eligible for HSA/FSA

All tests are eligible for HSA and FSA purchasing.

Cutting edge and evidence-based

We use the latest technologies to provide you with the health information you need.

Test before you travel

Get reliable RT-PCR results before your flight or public transport