As the number of people wanting to get tested for COVID-19 ahead of the holidays has spiked in recent days, many people have gone looking for an alternative that doesn't involve sitting in a line of cars for hours at a time.
The prevalence, and remaining unknowns, of the omicron variant have put people on edge and sent them out for testing in numbers that have caused the site at Barnett Park in Orange County to hit capacity hours before the it was scheduled to close two days in a row.
People have the option to buy an over-the-counter home COVID-19 test, but experts say they should make sure what they get has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Below is a list of the 11 tests currently approved by the FDA for use at home:
- CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
- iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test
- BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 Test
- SCoV-2 Ag Detect Rapid Self-Test
- BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test
- InteliSwab COVID-19 Rapid Test
- Celltrion DiaTrust COVID-19 Ag Home Test
- QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Test
- Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
- BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card 2 Home Test
- Ellume COVID-19 Home Test