COVID-19 Active Infection by PCR

At-Home Saliva Test for Coronavirus - Test Now or Within One Year of Purchase

COVID-19 Active Infection by PCR Test
$169 $129 (SALE)
One time purchase - Free Shipping - FSA/HSA Credit Card Payments Accepted

(2 or more at $119.00)

Be prepared with our at-home kit that has a minimum twelve-month guaranteed shelf life. Find out if you, or any child over 5-years-old, has a current SARS-CoV-2 infection with 4U Health’s at-home COVID-19 saliva test. Easily self-collect a spit sample, for you or your child, and ship it via prepaid FedEx Overnight for secure results usually within 24 hours of the lab receiving your sample. Rest assured, your test is doctor ordered and includes at no additional charge physician oversight along with care coordination for positive results.

Tests for current COVID-19 infectionThe COVID-19 Active Infection Saliva At-Home Test identifies the presence or absence of RNA from the SARS-CoV-2 virus in patients’ cells. The test is performed by RT-PCR technology, the current preferred testing method of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to identify an active COVID-19 infection.

Note: This is not a test for COVID-19 antibodies. To identify whether you have developed an adaptive immune response to the virus as part of a prior infection or vaccine, please view our COVID-19 Antibody Test.

Easy painless at-home saliva collectionCan you spit? I bet your child can! If so, then take this test. Just spend as little as 2 minutes spitting into the collection device. Saliva sample collection supplies are included in your kit along with detailed instructions. You collect your non-invasive sample from the comfort of home and mail it to a certified lab with prepaid overnight shipping.

Recommended for individuals 5 years old and overOur at-home saliva COVID test, recommended for individuals 5+, makes the testing experience a lot more bearable. Considering how invasive the typical COVID-19 swab test is, your kid is sure to put up a fight — or shed some tears. Most COVID-19 tests for kids, and adults alike, are done with nasopharyngeal swabs that some people describe as tickling or even stabbing their brain. Our at-home saliva test is non-invasive and painless.

Certified rapid lab resultsYou can typically expect timely, secure electronic results delivered to you within twenty-four hours. The best part is we only work with federal and state-certified laboratories. This means your results are of the highest quality, and you can share them with any clinician, travel provider, school, or employer with certainty they will be accepted.

Let's get back out there with a useful testNot your typical pharmacy or urgent care center rapid test. In addition to identifying COVID-19 in a patient that is presenting with symptoms, our test can be a helpful tool to track the progression of the disease and confirm when a patient is virus-free. Print our actionable report for return to school, work or for travel.

COVID-19 Active Infection by PCR Test
$169 $129 (SALE)
One time purchase - Free Shipping - FSA/HSA Credit Card Payments Accepted

(2 or more at $119.00)

How It Works

Order Your Test

Your COVID-19 Active Infection test kit is express delivered in 1 to 3 days to your address of choice in plain packaging with no reference to 4U Health visible, for a private testing experience.

Order Your Test

Your COVID-19 Active Infection test kit is express delivered in 1 to 3 days to your address of choice in plain packaging with no reference to 4U Health visible, for a private testing experience.

Collect Your Sample

Simply collect your pain-free saliva sample from the comfort of home. Return by overnight FedEx to the lab with the prepaid shipping label provided. 

Collect Your Sample

Simply collect your pain-free saliva sample from the comfort of home. Return by overnight FedEx to the lab with the prepaid shipping label provided. 

Receive your results

Usually within twenty-four hours of your sample arriving to the lab, receive secure electronic results on your device of choice.

Receive your results

Usually within twenty-four hours of your sample arriving to the lab, receive secure electronic results on your device of choice.

Get physician support

We’ve got you covered. Your test is ordered by a physician Health Consultant licensed in your state and comes with oversight to ensure the highest quality service.

Get physician support

We’ve got you covered. Your test is ordered by a physician Health Consultant licensed in your state and comes with oversight to ensure the highest quality service.

Still Have Questions?

What’s included in the at-home Self-Collection Covid-19 Active Infection PCR test kit?

• Pre-paid shipping both ways
• Easy to follow instructions
• An at-home saliva collection kit
• Return protective envelope to mail sample to the lab for testing
• Secure electronic results
• Printable paper results to share with your doctor, school, workplace, or for travel
• Physician oversight throughout the entire testing process

• Physician care coordination to help understand positive results
• Help along the way if you need it

Why should I, or my child, be tested for a COVID-19 Active Infection

Anyone ages 5+ can test for an active COVID-19 infection. This test is recommended for use with saliva samples that are self-collected by an individual age 18 years or older, or that are collected by an adult from an individual 5 years of age and older. This test is intended for those who have been recently exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, need school/work/travel clearance or just want to test proactively to have peace of mind.

 

General Symptoms
• Fever between 100.4°F - 102°F
• Flu-like symptoms (chills, runny or stuffy nose, whole body aches, a headache, and/or feeling tired)
• New loss of taste or smell

 

Respiratory Symptoms
• A new or worsening cough or sore throat
• Shortness of breath

When would this test not be helpful?

Not intended for individuals experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms who should seek emergency medical care right away. The test taker must be 5+ years old. This test is not available for patient collection in New York State.

Can I buy now and use this test later?

Test now or within one year of purchase. This kit has a guaranteed expiration date of at least 12 months. That’s great news if you are buying a "just-in-case" COVID-19 test to keep in your medicine cabinet or gifting to a friend or family member for later use.

Can I gift this test to a friend or family member?

All 4U Health tests are eligible for gifting. In fact, they make great presents. The recipient who receives your gift will simply open the kit, register it, and follow the collection instructions. Within a few days of sending to the lab, your friend or family member will receive secure electronic HIPAA compliant results all thanks to your generosity.

Can I use the COVID-19 At-Home Saliva PCR Test for travel purposes?

The test has received an EUA, which is the preferred COVID-19 testing method for many travel requirements. Many destinations require negative results within a very narrow timeframe. Included in your digital results will be a printable version that you can share. We recommend that you reach out to your destination’s government for their specific requirements and timelines before making your purchase.

 

While we are not able to provide an exact estimate of when you will receive your results, keep in mind the typical turnaround time for results. As a reminder:

 

• Order Delivery: we estimate that you will receive your order within 2-4 business days of placing your order, depending on the shipping method you choose. (You also have the option of purchasing expedited shipping to your home for an additional fee.)

• Returning Sample to Lab: Check with your local FedEx for pick-up and drop-off schedules. Once you ship your sample Monday-Friday, our partner lab should receive the sample within one to two business days.

• Results: results are typically available within twenty-four hours after the lab receives your sample.


If you are concerned that your schedule is too tight to allow for unforeseen delays, we recommend that you check for other local testing options.

 

You can find the latest country-specific requirements for international travel at travel.state.gov.

Is the COVID-19 Active Infection by PCR FDA authorized?

Yep, we've got you covered. Both the test and the saliva collection device are FDA EUA approved.

What technology is used to test my saliva sample and will it identify new variants?

Our labs use PCR as recommended by the CDC. Not only is this type of test is more accurate than rapid tests performed at pharmacies, but it is also able to detect all variants including Delta and Omicron.

Where is my lab test performed?

4U Health offers at home collection tests with mailing to certified laboratories. The performance of all testing on your samples complies with state and federal regulations. We only work with the best laboratories and health experts. Your Health Consultant provides medical oversight. Our test meets nationwide standards and are as accurate as tests done and services provided in a doctor’s office or hospital.

 

The laboratories we work with are CLIA high complexity testing organizations at the forefront of infectious disease services.

How is my privacy protected?

Rest assured; HIPAA web security protocols protect your data along every step of the way to finding out your COVID-19 infection status. Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. Your results are securely protected and available for review online; always secure but easily accessible only to you.

Will my COVID-19 PCR Self-Collection test be covered by insurance?

Pay upfront and receive no surprise medical bills. 4U Health is not enrolled in Medicare or any other private insurance network. This test is ineligible for Medicare or any other federal or state funded insurance program reimbursement.

Still have questions about the test?

So you still have unanswered questions. No worries, we’d love to hear from you. Reach us by e-mail, phone or chat and we will do our best to provide answers so you can determine if this is the best test for you or your child.

 

E-mail: help@4uhealth.com

Phone: 866-610-1200

Can you provide links to technical documentation?

Let's get technical

How may I view a sample Final Report of the COVID-19 Active Infection Self-Collection Test?
Sample COVID-19 Active Infection Report 


How do I view this test’s FDA (EUA) authorization?
FDA Emergency Use Authorization: EuroRealTime SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test. Updated April 24, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

FDA Emergency Use Authorization: OMNIgene Oral Collection Device. Updated October 28, 2020. Accessed February 25, 2022.


How do I view this test’s FDA fact sheet for recipients?
FDA Fact Sheet for Recipients. Updated April 22, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

How do I view this test’s fact sheet for healthcare providers?
FDA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers. Updated April 22, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Where can I find additional information about COVID-19?
For additional information about COVID-19 antibody testing, visit the FDA website or CDC website.

Can you provide links to your most recent Wellness Blog articles on Covid-19?

Recent COVID Articles

Top 10 COVID Antibody Questions. 4U Health. Updated March 8, 2022. Accessed March 8, 2022.

 

Best At-Home COVID Antibody Test. 4U Health. Updated March 7, 2022. Accessed March 7, 2022.

 

Natural Immunity for the Win! At-Home COVID Antibody Test Gets FDA EUA. 4U Health. Updated March 5, 2022. Accessed March 5, 2022.

 

Free Antiviral Pills for COVID-19 Positive People, President Biden Says. 4U Health. Updated March 2, 2022. Accessed March 2, 2022.

 

Younger Males Should Wait Longer Between COVID-19 Vaccines Over Myocarditis Risk, CDC Advises. 4U Health. Updated February 28, 2022. Accessed February 28, 2022.

 

Majority of Healthy Americans Can Ditch Masks, per New CDC Guidelines. 4U Health. Updated February 27, 2022. Accessed February 27, 2022.

 

BA.2 Omicron Subvariant Apparently Does Not Make People More Sick, South African Researchers Say. 4U Health. Updated February 25, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Omicron Name Used for Several Lineages of Coronavirus. 4U Health. Updated February 25, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

BA.2 Omicron Appears More Dangerous, Researchers Say. 4U Health. Updated February 19, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Coronavirus Cases Fall After Record Breaking Omicron Surge. 4U Health. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

3rd Vaccine Booster Offers Strong Short-Term Protection Against Omicron, but Effectiveness Wanes, CDC Study Shows. 4U Health. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

New COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for Omicron Authorized by FDA. 4U Health. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

COVID Vaccines for Young Children, Ages 6 Months to 4 Years, Postponed. 4U Health. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Highest-Risk COVID Patients Least Likely To Get Monoclonal Antibodies, Researchers Say. 4U Health. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

N95 Masks Offer Better Protection Against COVID Omicron Variant Than Cloth Face Coverings, CDC Says. 4U Health. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

BA.2 Subvariant More Contagious Than Original Omicron Variant, Denmark Study Finds. 4U Health. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Omicron Evades Some, but Not All, Monoclonal Antibody Treatments, Study and FDA Say. 4U Health. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Omicron Generally Causes Less Severe COVID-19 Disease, Multiple Studies Show. 4U Health. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Saliva Covid Test Better Than Nasal Swabs To Detect Omicron, Study Says. 4U Health. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

FDA Authorizes & CDC Recommends Booster Shots for Older Teens. 4U Health. Updated December 9, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Omicron Has Extensive Escape of Pfizer Vaccine Protection, First Study On New Covid Variant Suggests. 4U Health. Updated December 8, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

5 Reasons To Keep PCR Home Covid Test Kits on Hand. 4U Health. Updated December 6, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Covid Update: Did Omicron Catch a Cold? 4U Health. Updated December 6, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Vitamin D & Coronavirus Prevention: Facts & Myths. 4U Health. Updated December 6, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

New Covid-19 Variant Facts: How Did Omicron Start? 4U Health. Updated December 6, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Omicron New Covid-19 Variant Facts: What We Know So Far. 4U Health. Updated December 6, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

At Home Fingerstick Blood Test Facts and Video. 4U Health. Updated December 7, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Ditch Nose Swabs for a Saliva PCR Covid Test. 4U Health. Updated December 6, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

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Can you provide links to references and sources on the Covid-19 topic?

References and Sources

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A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. COVID-19 virus test. URL. Updated February 7, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Using antibody tests for COVID-19. URL. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Test for past infection. URL. Updated July 15, 2021. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. COVID-19 testing overview. URL. Updated February 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Interim guidelines for COVID-19 antibody testing. URL. Updated January 24, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

 

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Yale Medicine. Which COVID-19 test should you use. URL. Updated January 20, 2022. Accessed February 25, 2022.

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