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So many people right now are looking for COVID home test kits on Amazon and other online retailers. That makes sense, of course, since COVID-19 at-home rapid tests are often sold out in local stores around the country.
Case numbers spiked again recently, and this time the figures were off the charts. Over the past few months, we’ve had multiple days with around 1 million new daily cases reported. There was even one day when we recorded nearly 1.5 million new COVID-19 cases in the US.
Thankfully, case numbers have come back down now. But some experts say the only way to keep that trend going is to remain vigilant and test yourself before gathering with other people.
Best-selling COVID home test options like the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test are in stock and ready to ship out soon. In fact, our last order of iHealth tests ended up shipping out a full week sooner than Amazon’s delivery estimate said it would.
Amazon also has On/Go COVID Rapid Tests made in the USA in stock right now for the first time in a long time. They keep selling out though, so you’ll need to move quickly.
On top of all that, Siemens CLINITEST Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Self-Tests are in stock at Amazon for the first time ever! These are the tests everyone has been looking for lately, but they’re often quite hard to find.
Believe it or not, 5-packs are on sale so you’ll pay just $7.50 per test. That’s the cheapest COVID-19 home test on Amazon right now!
Needless to say, there’s one problem: demand is still high. As a result, there’s no telling how long these tests will be available. In fact, some options have already sold out. In other words, you might want to hurry and stock up while you can.
One more thing: N95 masks and KN95 masks are also in stock at Amazon and ready to ship. Scroll to the bottom of this article to see the best options.
COVID home test kits Amazon has in stock now
We all knew this was going to happen. Anytime there’s a holiday, COVID-19 case numbers spike. Combined with winter weather across most of the country, the Christmas and New Year holidays were bound to cause a huge spike in case numbers. And that’s exactly what we’ve been seeing over the past few weeks.
The good news is that so many people are now vaccinated. That means severe cases and deaths aren’t spiking as aggressively as new cases. But the bad news is that at-home COVID-19 tests are very difficult to find in stores right now. In my area of Northern New Jersey, for example, they’re impossible to find.
Thankfully, I found a bunch of COVID test kits on Amazon last week. I ordered a few boxes since I had been exposed the prior week. Incredibly, iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests were delivered just a few days later even though the original shipping estimate was for more than 2 weeks.
Just like similar tests, it’s very easy to use. And best of all, you get your COVID-19 test results in just 15 minutes.
That’s one of several COVID rapid tests you can order right now at Amazon. For example, On/Go Rapid COVID-19 Tests made right here in the USA are back in stock for the first time in weeks. I also got some BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 Digital Test Kits, which are even harder to find than the On/Go tests.
Or, if you want to take a PCR test instead, the Amazon COVID-19 PCR Test Collection Kit is also in stock right now.
Here, we’ve rounded up the best-selling COVID home test kits that are in stock at Amazon now and ready to ship out quickly. They all have emergency FDA authorization for use at home, and they’re all best-selling options at Amazon.
Best COVID rapid tests in stock now
Siemens CLINITEST Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Self-Test
For the first time ever, Siemens CLINITEST Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Self-Tests are in stock at Amazon. This is believed by some to be one of the most reliable tests out there.
What’s more, 5-packs are on sale right now for just $37.50. That’s $7.50 each for tests made by a trusted brand!
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iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test
The iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is the cheapest option on Amazon. Yet the manufacturer says it’s just as accurate as other popular rapid tests. As popular as COVID home test kits are right now, it’s crazy that you can get these for less than $10 each.
These tend to sell out fast, so grab a few while you can.
On/Go at-Home COVID-19 Rapid Self-Test
Incredibly, the On/Go at-Home COVID-19 Rapid Self-Test isn’t just a COVID test kit in stock at Amazon. It’s also somehow discounted right now! Thanks to a new lower list price, you can grab as many boxes as you want for just $21.87 per box. That’s $10.94 per test, and there’s no purchases limit right now at Amazon.
You can also buy them in 20-packs if you want to save even more money. These super-popular COVID-19 at-home antigen test kits ship out very quickly. They’re also easy to use and accurate.
Plus, they’re made right here in the USA!
Quidel QuickVue at-Home OTC COVID-19 Test Kit
The Quidel QuickVue at-Home OTC COVID-19 Test Kit was back in stock this morning for the first time in a very long time. This is a super popular option that people swarm to buy, so it’ll likely sell out fast.
More COVID test kits and PCR tests on Amazon
BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test
These are probably the most sought-after COVID tests, which explains why they keep selling out. Amazon has had some stock of Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test lately though, so hurry and you might get lucky.
BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 Digital Test Kit
The BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 Digital Test Kit is an extremely popular digital COVID rapid test on Amazon. The problem is it goes out of stock constantly. Thankfully though, there are tests in stock right now that ship out quickly. And just like the iHealth tests above, 2-packs have a surprising discount compared to the old retail price of $49.99.
Note that you may need to click “See All Buying Options” to order these tests.
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Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit
If you don’t mind spending a little more money, the Lucira Check It COVID-19 Test Kit is a great option. The manufacturer claims that it’s “98% accurate at detecting SARS-CoV-2 compared to one of the best lab PCR tests”.
Grab one now and you’ll find a $14 Amazon discount. That slashes the price as low as we’ve ever seen for this impressively accurate test.
Amazon COVID-19 Test Collection Kit
If you want a PCR test instead of an at-home rapid test, the Amazon COVID-19 Test Collection Kit is the best-selling option on Amazon. Just remember, you need to send this one via UPS to get results — it’s not a 15-minute rapid test.
DxTerity COVID-19 Saliva at-Home Collection Kit
This is another PCR test collection kit that’s in stock right now at Amazon. It’s a bit more expensive than the Amazon test above, but it’s from a well-known company.
Also, people seem to be getting their test results faster with the DxTerity COVID-19 Saliva at-Home Collection Kit.
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Cue COVID test
In addition to all the COVID-19 rapid tests in stock at Amazon, there’s another option you should know about. It’s called the Cue COVID test, and it’s in stock and available to ship immediately.
Available on the Cue website, the Cue COVID test is not a rapid antigen test like the ones we’ve mentioned above. It’s also not a PCR test. The Cue COVID-19 test is a molecular test that you can perform right in your own how. According to Cue, it delivers lab-quality results that are just as reliable as PCR tests performed in labs.
An independent Mayo Clinic study found that the Cue COVID test is 97.8% accurate. That is indeed on par with PCR tests.
“Cue’s molecular COVID-19 test combines fast results and ease of use with the accuracy of central lab technology, all in one device that fits in the palm of your hand,” the company’s website says.
Cue COVID test quick review
I have been testing the Cue COVID test and so far I’m impressed. Cue tests are even easier to perform than rapid tests. You just pop a cartridge in the reader, swab your nose, and stick the swab into the cartridge. That’s it — no mixing or drops to worry about.
And best of all, the Cue app is incredible. It walks you through every step of the process and it even plays videos for each step. This way, you know exactly what you need to do. Plus, it’s connected to the reader so some steps advance automatically as you complete them.
The Cue Reader takes about 20 minutes to perform the molecular COVID test. Then you get an alert on your smartphone with the results. You can also contact a doctor right from the results page in the app.
How much does a Cue test cost?
The Cue COVID test system is fantastic, but there is one downside. Since it’s a complex molecular test, it’s quite pricey.
The Cue Reader on its own is $249 on Cue’s website, and each test is $65 thanks to a recent price cut. That’s about as much as the least expensive PCR tests cost if you pay yourself.
You can also save $50 by purchasing a Cue Reader bundled with 10 tests. And once you have a reader, you can cut your cost to $61.75 per test by buying them in 10-packs.
N95 and KN95 masks made in the USA
While you’re stocking up on COVID-19 tests, it’s also a good idea to re-up on masks. After all, it seems pretty clear that those flimsy little blue cloth masks aren’t doing much to stop the spread of omicron right now.
Tons of people seem to be in search of KN95 masks made in the USA. Among our readers, nothing is as popular as Breatheze KN95 face masks. They’re on sale for $1.50 each and people absolutely love them.
If you want a popular, top-rated KN95 mask made in the USA, this is a terrific option.
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Also, we’ve got some excellent options for N95 masks on Amazon. You should definitely check them out while they’re in stock.
There’s also another type of 3M N95 mask in stock right now for under $1 each. Many people find these to be 3M’s most comfortable N95 masks, and we agree.
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Honeywell DF300 N95 masks are just as popular with our readers because they’re so comfortable compared to many other masks. These masks sold out not too long ago, but they’re back in stock right now with Prime shipping.
Kimberly-Clark N95 pouch masks are also flying off the virtual shelves right now. They’re even on sale with a discount!
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