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Counterfeit At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostics Tests

Date: 05/12/22

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware of counterfeit versions of the following at-home over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests being distributed or used in the United States:

  • Counterfeit Flowflex COVID-19 Test Kits
  • Counterfeit iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kits

Counterfeit COVID-19 tests are tests that are not approved by the FDA for distribution or use in the United States, but are made to look like approved tests so the users will think they are the real, FDA-approved test. The performance of these tests has not been adequately established and the FDA is concerned about the risk of false results when people use these non-approved tests. If you use a counterfeit test, you may risk unknowingly spreading COVID-19 and may delay or stop appropriate medical treatment for COVID-19. 

These counterfeit tests should not be used or distributed. 

At this time, the FDA is not aware of any counterfeit tests distributed by the U.S. Government test distribution programs. The FDA’s new web page provides more information on how to check whether you have a counterfeit test and what to do if you use a counterfeit test. The FDA will update this page to list counterfeit at-home OTC COVID-19 diagnostic tests when significant new information becomes available.

For more information, please visit Counterfeit At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests.

If you have questions about counterfeit at-home OTC COVID-19 diagnostic tests, contact the Division of Industry and Consumer Education.