OTC Covid Test Expiration Dates Have Been Extended

This page has information about at-home over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Diagnostic tests can show if you have an active COVID-19 infection.

These at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests are FDA authorized for self-testing at home (or in other locations).  This means you collect your own sample, perform the test, and read the result yourself without the need to send a sample to a laboratory. Authorized at-home OTC tests are available without a prescription and are typically available online or at local stores.

Testing and other protective steps like wearing a mask and COVID-19 vaccination are essential to stop the spread of COVID-19 infection.

For more information, including answers to frequently asked general questions about at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests, visit At-Home COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests: Frequently Asked Questions.

Click below to access the list of FDA-authorized at-home OTC COVID-19 diagnostic tests, and includes information on expiration dates, who can use the test, and other details that may help you decide what test is right for you.

The table includes links to home use instructions for each test. For more information about each test, including the Letter of Authorization and authorized labeling, see In Vitro Diagnostics EUAs: Tables of IVD EUAs.

Click here to read the complete FDA article and access the list of authorized at-home tests with extended expiration dates.