Information for Providers Requesting Abbott BinaxNOW™ Antigen Tests - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Information for Organizations Requesting Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card
(Also known as BinaxNOW professional rapid antigen tests)

The Abbott BinaxNOW professional rapid antigen test, which received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card Letter of Authorization [PDF]) delivers COVID-19 results in 15 minutes.

As noted in the emergency use authorization, the BinaxNOW professional test must meet all three of the following requirements:

  • Ordered by a health care provider;
  • Administered in a facility with a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certificate or CLIA certificate of waiver; and
  • Performed by a trained staff member.

Resources from Abbott:

For questions about the BinaxNOW professional test, contact the Abbott Technical Services Team:

  • Phone: 800-257-9525
    Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Email:

To request a biweekly supply of the tests:

MDH has a limited supply of BinaxNOW professional tests. Each test order is contingent on the demand for tests and the availability of test supplies.

Questions? Email:

Updated Thursday, 09-Jun-2022 14:04:09 CDT