How accurate is the BD Veritor™️ At-Home COVID-19* Test?

    The accuracy of diagnostic tests is measured by sensitivity, specificity, and disease prevalence. 

    • Sensitivity measures the percentage of infected people that are correctly identified as having the illness (true positive). 
    • Specificity measures the percentage of healthy people who are correctly identified as not having the illness (true negative). 

    Based on the results of a clinical study, the sensitivity of the BD Veritor™️ At-Home COVID-19 Test is 84.6% and the specificity is 99.8%. 

    In other words, out of 100 truly positive patients the BD Veritor™️ At-Home COVID-19 Test will correctly identify 84 out of 100 patients. Conversely, out of 100 truly negative patients the BD Veritor™️ At-Home COVID-19 Test will correctly identify more than 99 out of 100 patients.

    false negative result is when the test gives a negative result that is not correct. This means you still could have COVID-19 even though your test result was negative. False negative results are more likely to occur in:

    • Individuals recently exposed or infected with COVID-19 that have not developed symptoms yet.
    • Individuals not currently experiencing symptoms.
    • Individuals experiencing symptoms for a longer duration. 

    False negative results may be caused by:

    • Very faint signal caused by low viral load below the limit of detection of the test.
    • Interfering substances in the sample.
    • Reduced reactivity of the test stick if stored incorrectly or used past the expiration date.
    • Incorrect sample collection or application to the test stick.

    false positive result occurs when the test gives a positive result that is not correct. This means the test could interpret your sample as positive, even though you do not have COVID-19. False positive results are more likely to occur in:

    • Individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect infection with COVID-19.
    • Individuals living in areas with a low number of COVID-19 infections.
    • Individuals who do not follow instructions for specimen collection or testing provided on the Scanwell® App correctly. 

    False positive results may be caused by:

    • Incorrect sample or diluent application to the test stick.
    • Interfering substances in the sample.
    • Debris in the assay window (dust, hair, etc.).
    • Manufacturing defects.

    Please call the BD Customer Care team at 844-4-VERITOR (844-483-7486) if you have any additional questions.


    *This product has not been FDA cleared or approved, but has been authorized by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization. This product has been authorized only for the detection of proteins from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. The emergency use of this product is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the declaration is terminated or authorization is revoked sooner.