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Kentucky Department for Public Health Message: New Guidance for Requesting BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Cards, Jan. 29, 2021

Please see the attached documents which contain new guidance for requesting and reporting of Abbott’s BinaxNOWTM COVID-19 Antigen (Ag) Cards. Please share as applicable. 

Lab Results Reporting for State-supplied BinaxNow Antigen (Ag) Test Cards 1.28.2021

Updated BinaxNow State-Allocated Fact Sheet 1.28.2021

Guidance update includes: 

  • Allocation Strategy: The following types of facilities can now request BinaxNOWTM Cards, keeping in mind that CLIA, Facility, Training, Collection/Testing and Reporting requirements must be met as outlined in the attached.
    • Acute Care Adult Psychiatric Facilities
    • Correctional Facilities (State, County, and City)
    • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
    • Local Health Departments (LHD)
    • Residential Substance Use Treatment Centers
    • Rural Health Clinics (RHC)
    • University/College Health Centers
    • All School-Based Clinics (Includes K-12)
    • Hospitals (Acute Care and Sub-Acute Care)
    • Private Physician/Clinician Offices
    • Urgent Treatment Centers
  • Note: If your facility has BinaxNOW TM Cards that are going to expire and will not be used before expiration, it is ok to transfer them to another facility that meets the above/attached requirements. Please keep track of any transfers following your agency/facility’s protocols.  

Please contact the following persons if you need assistance with requesting BinaxNOW TM COVID-19 Ag Cards or need further information.



James R. House
Master Exercise Practitioner
Naloxone Distribution/Mobile Harm Reduction Program Administrator
Kentucky Department for Public Health
275 East Main Street, Mailstop HS1EJ
Frankfort, KY 40621
Work Cell: (502) 330-5950
Fax: (502) 564-4387