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    Rapid Point of Care Testing

    ​​​The Maryland Department of Health is expanding the use of rapid point-of-care COVID-19 testing in the state. This page will serve as a central source of information related to Maryland's rapid POC testing efforts, including frequently asked questions, clinical procedures, training protocol, annoucements and public guidance.

    Questions of feedback? Contact the MDH Rapid POC Testing Team at mdh.rapidpoctest@maryland.gov.

     Clinical Procedures

    • The purpose of this toolkit is to help inform those  who are interested in implementing rapid point-of-care (POC) testing in their communities. This toolkit is current as of January, 2021. It will be updated as new rapid POC test products and procedures become available.

    ​Frequently Asked Questions


    Training Protocol

    MDH recommends that all staff involved with POC test administration learn how to use each of the Abbott BinaxNOW, BD Veritor, and Quidel Sofia POC test products. A selection of webinars, e-learning platforms, and other training resources can be found in the chart below.

    BD Veritor

    Abbott BinaxNOW

    Quidel Sofia

    Register for Webinars & Watch Past Webinars

    COVID-19 Ag Card and NAVICA App | Getting Started

    Sofia SARS Antigen FIA

    Training Video

    Product Training Information & eLearning Registration

    Card Product Insert


    Product Insert


    Education Available

    Introduction to CLIA-Waived Testing

    Healthcare Provider Fact Sheet

    YouTube Videos

    Specimen Collecting & Handling

    Sample Collection Guidance


    Patient Fact Sheet (English)

    Patient Fact Sheet (English)

    Batch Testing Guide

    Patient Fact Sheet (Spanish)

    Patient Fact Sheet (Spanish)