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Donkees

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26. iHealth requires test kits be stored at temperatures between 36o and 86oF ...
Sun Jan 23, 2022, 02:53 PM
Jan 2022
The manufacturer of the iHealth® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test requires test kits be stored at temperatures between 36o and 86oF (2o - 30oC). Any extended exposure of the test kit to temperatures beyond this range may affect quality of test results. If you have ordered home delivery of the test kit and expect temperatures in your area to be outside of this range at time of delivery, it is recommended that you arrange for someone to be home at or near time of delivery to receive the test kit.

https://ihealthlabs.com/


Does cold weather impact your rapid COVID-19 test? It depends on the brand

On iHealthLab’s website, the fine print says to store in a dry location, between 36 degrees and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. It warns, any extended exposure of the test kit to temperatures beyond this range, may affect the quality of test results.

An Ellume spokesperson told WUSA9, “...if the product is exposed to extreme temperatures it could damage the test and trigger a “Test Error” rather than a false positive.

SD Biosensor says: “Store the kit at 36-86 °F / 2-30 °C and protect from direct sunlight. The expiry date of the materials is indicated on the external packaging. Do not freeze the kit.”

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/verify/are-covid-kits-left-in-the-cold-okay-to-use/65-e249d2e3-5030-4ee7-8bfb-76ee7f8a4deb
I don't think they are even being shipped until next week. alphafemale Jan 2022 #1
checked on twitter... people are reporting the tests are arriving and friend got theirs today Demovictory9 Jan 2022 #2
They look like the ones I ordered from amazon which are not so great Meowmee Jan 2022 #15
pic of envelope Demovictory9 Jan 2022 #3
Lol. I would prefer more discreet packaging ecstatic Jan 2022 #34
That was my understanding as well Sherman A1 Jan 2022 #4
The masks might already be available but they have been distributed LisaL Jan 2022 #11
I think it was supposed to take 10-12 days Raine Jan 2022 #5
there is no competition on the ordering website. Demovictory9 Jan 2022 #7
OK ... Thanks! I haven't even looked at the site because I figured Raine Jan 2022 #9
Signing up on the website takes two minutes or less alphafemale Jan 2022 #8
????? Why wait?? USALiberal Jan 2022 #22
Ordered through the USPS link and have notification they are to arrive Tuesday. hlthe2b Jan 2022 #6
Don't want to order a package during this arctic weather Donkees Jan 2022 #10
See post #3 above left-of-center2012 Jan 2022 #13
Why???? USALiberal Jan 2022 #21
I wouldn't trust the test results if package was sitting out there at the curb in single digit temps Donkees Jan 2022 #23
iHealth requires test kits be stored at temperatures between 36o and 86oF ... Donkees Jan 2022 #26
It reach a high of 4 degrees here today. Poiuyt Jan 2022 #31
We just ordered them, and you know we need a new postmaster general. Emile Jan 2022 #12
In Colorado we received our tests weeks ago randr Jan 2022 #14
Interesting since the site just opened on Tuesday AZSkiffyGeek Jan 2022 #17
The site just opened Tuesday, so that isn't possible obamanut2012 Jan 2022 #19
Colorado had already put in place a program to distribute tests randr Jan 2022 #24
Got a notification they'd arrive on Tuesday AZSkiffyGeek Jan 2022 #16
Me in DC, getting 2 rapid & 2 PCR tests a day at any local library... sir pball Jan 2022 #18
Why the picture?? USALiberal Jan 2022 #25
It's a "looking down on you hoi-polloi" meme nt sir pball Jan 2022 #29
I heard our local library in VA gives out tests each week. Nt helpisontheway Jan 2022 #28
I think some of the states are also offering free tests. BoomaofBandM Jan 2022 #20
so some people can double up? State and Fed? Demovictory9 Jan 2022 #27
Got mine today,ordered on first day Bobstandard Jan 2022 #30
didn't get mine today Demovictory9 Jan 2022 #32
Let us know when you do. You will, Bobstandard Jan 2022 #33
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