Are At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits Accurate?

How Accurate Are COVID-19 Testing Kits?  

COVID-19 at-home tests are a convenient way to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus. Before these tests were developed, healthcare providers needed to rely on laboratory tests. Highly reliable tests in a laboratory, such as a polymerase chain reaction test, require making copies of the genetic material of a virus.

These laboratory tests are very accurate because the many copies allow the test to catch even small traces of the virus. However, results take days and going in to get tested can be time-consuming. At-home tests provide an accurate and convenient alternative.

Are At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits Accurate?

Are At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits Accurate?

COVID-19 test kits’ accuracy has been estimated at 85%, and some studies have suggested test sensitivity may be anywhere from 78.6% to 92.6% to nearly 100%. Essentially, the test can accurately detect the virus 85% of the time and sometimes more often. Rapid test accuracy can also vary depending on the following:

  • Testing procedure: Following the test directions is essential. Mistakes made in storing or using the kits can affect accuracy.
  • Timing of the test: Taking the test early in infection, before the virus has had a chance to replicate, can be less accurate because there may not be enough of the virus for the test to detect it. Asymptomatic patients are also more likely to get a false negative.
  • Type of test: It’s essential to buy from reputable vendors for the highest level of accuracy

At-home tests offer quick, accessible testing solutions for people who need to know whether they may have contracted COVID-19 immediately. 

How Accurate Is the Rapid COVID-19 Test From SUNLINE Supply?

We source the highest quality PPE to protect against and prevent the spread of illness, and we work with fully-vetted vendors to bring you the most accurate tests possible. Our team is constantly evaluating the latest research to bring you the best testing options. Our Celltrion DiaTrust antigen test kits, for example, have one of the highest accuracy of a home test on the market, and most of our tests offer very high accuracies, in addition to Celltrion.

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SUNLINE Supply offers some of the highest-rated testing kits and personal protective equipment on the market. We offer low prices and 24/7 sales availability. We also provide products in bulk supply with rapid shipping capability, so you can get the products you need as soon as possible. 

Browse and shop our rapid COVID-19 at-home tests today or contact us with any questions.

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Ryen Neuman - Vice President of Business Development


  1. Eli Richardson on May 18, 2023 at 11:29 am

    I’m glad you elaborated on at-home COVID-19 testing kits and their accuracy. A few moments ago, my sister called and said that she suspects she’d have COVID-19 but doesn’t want to leave her room to avoid spreading the virus, so I’ll get her a testing kit right away. Thanks for the information on how we’d improve our COVID-19 test kit’s accuracy when taking it at home.