iHealth rapid-antigen home COVID-19 tests have had another three-month extension in their expiration dates granted by the Food and Drug Administration. This which extends the shelf-life of all iHealth tests from 6 months to 12 months. iHealth will continue to apply to FDA for shelf-life extensions every three months based on stability studies, and the new shelf-lives for home tests will apply to tests already produced as well as future production. See the FDA iHealth extension dates, as of July 8, 2022, here.
iHealth home tests were provided locally to non-profit organizations, churches and individuals by the Malheur County Health Department and Oregon Health Authority, and were also mailed to private residences by the federal government. If you have not received your tests from the federal government, you may request them here.
iHealth Rapid Antigen tests are authorized for non-prescription home use with self-collected anterior nasal swab samples from individuals age 15 or older who have symptoms of COVID-19 within the first seven days of symptom onset. People age 2-15 may use the test, if an adult collects the swab samples. Test results are available in 15 minutes.
Rapid antigen tests such as the iHealth test will not be accepted as proof of a negative COVID-19 test for travel.