Coronavirus home saliva test kit from Vitagene.

COVID-19 Saliva Test Kit

At-Home Testing for Coronavirus

$89

Includes FedEx Overnight Shipping to the Lab and an official lab report.
Can be used for travel in many circumstances.

If you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

If you are NOT currently experiencing severe or life-threatening symptoms, please check the box in order to proceed to checkout.

If you seek medical attention, be sure to call ahead before visiting the facility. This will help the facility keep other people from possibly getting infected or exposed.

  • Tell any healthcare provider that you may have COVID-19.
  • Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • Put on a facemask before you enter any healthcare facility.
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SARS-CoV-2 Test Results Available:

Within 72 Hours of the Lab Receiving the Sample

Collection Method:

At-Home Saliva Test

FDA Emergency Use Authorization:

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How the COVID-19 Saliva Test Works

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Step 1:
Order Your Kit

Once received via express mail you must register your kit at
1health.io/register.

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Step 2:
Collect Samples

After registering your kit, carefully follow the onscreen instructions and proceed to collect your saliva in the provided tube.

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Step 3:
Await Results

Results will be made available within 72 hours of the lab receiving your sample. Please view your results immediately and follow the recommendations given.

In the Press

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How Much Does a
COVID-19 Home Test Kit Cost?

Our COVID-19 test kit costs $89 plus shipping out-of-pocket, and HSA and FSA cards are accepted as payments. You may be eligible for further insurance coverage if prescribed by a doctor. However, please note we will not file claims with insurance companies. As money is disbursed from the federal government, it is possible that the cost of the home saliva test kit may be fully covered in the future. We will be monitoring any changes closely and update our customers accordingly. If you are a health care provider, you may qualify for different pricing.

Who Should Get Tested for Coronavirus?

You have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. You may have been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19. You live or work in a place where people gather in close proximity including schools, offices, healthcare settings or assisted living facilities. Your employer, public health department, contact investigator, or healthcare provider has identified you as someone who should get tested.

If you have further questions about your eligibility for COVID-19 testing, we recommend reaching out to your primary healthcare provider to see if testing is right for you at this time. If you are experiencing severe or life-threatening symptoms, please seek immediate medical care from a healthcare professional or call 9-1-1.

How to Get the First
COVID-19 Testing Kit

Our self-collected coronavirus testing kit uses a hassle-free saliva sample to determine if you are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We’ve partnered with labs operating under the Emergency Use Authorization guidelines issued by the FDA. Our COVID-19 home saliva test kits ship with the highest priority postage for the fast delivery to your home and back to the lab. Within 72 hours of the lab receiving your sample, you will receive secure digital results.

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After you receive your results, you will have an opportunity to have a telehealth consult with an independent licensed physician or other healthcare provider, who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps.

Your Test Results

Secure Digital Results

All of Vitagene’s laboratory partners that are conducting COVID-19 testing have had their validation data and reports reviewed by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization framework.

What Happens Next

You will receive your COVID-19 test results at home within 72 hours of the lab receiving your saliva sample. Your test results will confirm whether or not you are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the strain of coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.

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Why Vitagene

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Physician Evaluated

Vitagene tests are evaluated and approved (if appropriate) by an independent board-certified physician in your state.

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Certified Labs

Our partner lab RUCDR Infinite Biologics is CLIA-certified (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments). This means they have to meet high standards to obtain both state and federal certifications and submit themselves to regular inspections.

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Non-invasive Collection Method

We use a simple and effective saliva collection method. This method enables you to collect your own sample and is more comfortable than other methods such as nasal swabs.

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Trusted Healthcare Platform

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FDA Authorization

This test has been authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization for use by authorized laboratories. This test has not been FDA cleared or approved. This test has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner. For more information, please refer to the patient and healthcare provider fact sheets.

COVID-19 Testing FAQs:

About Coronavirus

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms generally appear between 2 and 14 days after being exposed to the virus. Symptoms range from mild to severe.

According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 may include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Am I at risk for COVID-19?

The virus is highly contagious and is currently spreading rapidly. Especially if you are in an area where the virus is widespread, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to the virus. This means avoiding close contact with people who are infected and public spaces where you can come into contact with many people. You should follow any national or local guidelines around social distancing, staying at home, and wearing masks. You should regularly wash your hands and disinfect any frequently touched surfaces.

Visit the CDC website for more information about protecting yourself from getting sick.

How is COVID-19 treated?

There is currently no cure for COVID-19 so treatment revolves around managing symptoms. For most people symptoms can be managed at home with rest, fluids and over-the-counter medications. However, some people experience severe symptoms and require hospitalization. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your doctor for guidance on whether you should treat symptoms at home or go to the hospital for care.

Visit the CDC website for more information about what to do if you are sick.

What is the recovery time for COVID-19?

According to the World Health Organization, the recovery time for mild COVID-19 cases is ~2 weeks while severe or critical cases can last anywhere between 3 and 6 weeks.

About the COVID-19 Test

Is this test different from tests available at hospitals and doctor’s offices?

Most of the tests currently available use a nasopharyngeal swab. Our tests are the first saliva tests for COVID-19 with FDA Emergency Use Authorization.

Preliminary data from an independent study from Yale University has found saliva tests to be more sensitive and consistent than nasopharyngeal swabs.

How does the test work? What does it measure?

The test determines whether you have been infected by testing for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in your saliva. It does this by detecting unique genetic markers that are specific to the virus. This is not an antibody test and only detects whether you are currently infected.

If you are interested in learning more about how this test works, you may refer to the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization.

What does it mean for your test to be FDA EUA Authorized under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?
In response to public health emergencies like COVID-19, the FDA may grant an emergency use authorization for tests that have not yet been approved through their normal review and approval processes. This means:

  • This test has not been FDA cleared or approved;
  • This test has been authorized by the FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories;
  • This test has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens;
  • This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.

Read the latest coronavirus news and updates from the FDA.

Who is PWNHealth?
PWNHealth is an independent healthcare provider network that provides oversight services to you in connection with the laboratory testing that you have requested. PWNHealth and its services are independent from the laboratory and company from whom you requested and registered for the test and their services. To learn more about PWNHealth’s services, see their COVID-19 FAQ page.

Getting a COVID-19 Test Kit

Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?
You should get tested if:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath)
  • You don’t have symptoms but may have been exposed to COVID-19
  • You don’t have symptoms and haven’t been recently exposed but live or work in a place where people reside, meet, or gather in close proximity (this can include healthcare settings, homeless shelters, assisted living facilities, group homes, prisons, detention centers, schools, and workplaces).
  • Your employer, public health department, contact investigator, or healthcare provider has identified you as someone who should get tested.

You should not get tested if you currently have severe symptoms that limit your daily activities. Seek medical attention right away if this is the case. If you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 3 months, speak with your healthcare provider prior to getting tested.

How do I get a COVID-19 test kit?
Use the order form above to have a test kit delivered to you.

If you are a healthcare provider, local government, or essential business, see more information for obtaining test kits here.

Where can I get tested for Coronavirus?
Our Coronavirus test kits are available for purchase online in all states within the United States. If you are a Health Care Provider, Local Government, or Essential Business, see more information for obtaining a test kit here.
When will I receive my test kit?

We ship our COVID-19 testing kits with the highest priority postage for fast delivery to your home. You can expect to receive your test kit within ~2-3 days with priority shipping.

COVID-19 Test Results

How do I collect my saliva sample?

To collect your sample, please follow the onscreen instructions at https://1health.io/register/ after registering your COVID-19 test kit. Your test kit will provide a tube to collect your saliva in.

How quickly will I receive my COVID-19 test results?
The lab will send your results within 72 hours of receiving your sample. Priority shipping to the lab is included with your testing kit.
How do I register my COVID-19 home test kit?

To register your test kit, please visit our partner site https://1health.io/register/ and create an account for the profile that best suits you. You will be asked to enter personal details and your KIt ID located on the saliva collection test tube. 

Cost & Coverage

How much does a Coronavirus test cost?

Vitagene’s coronavirus test costs $89 plus shipping out-of-pocket. We also accept HSA and FSA cards as payments. Health care providers may qualify for different pricing.

The total fee includes $8 collected on behalf of PWNHealth for physician oversight services.

Are these test kits covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies have said that they will cover COVID-19 tests prescribed by a doctor. However, we will not file claims with insurance companies. We do accept HSA and FSA cards as payment for the tests.

Why does this test cost money?
We are currently pricing the tests as low as possible in order to cover our costs. As money is disbursed from the federal government, the cost of the test may be covered in the future.