Can I use expired COVID-19 rapid tests?

Can I use expired COVID-19 rapid tests?

If you've been keeping rapid COVID tests on hand, make sure you check the expiration date. These are not recommended to be used past the expiration. 

Check the expiration date before using and check with the manufacturer website and see if the expiration date has been extended. These dates may change as more information is gathered.

It is not harmful to you to use an expired test, but your results will likely not be as accurate. 

You should dispose of your expired tests. You can get FREE replacements from your expired tests by stopping into our Seward, Milford, or Utica Clinics, going to our Seward Family Pharmacy, or at the Memoriall Hospital front desk.