MuttMutt Posted December 29, 2021 Report Share Posted December 29, 2021 A lot of us are purchasing tests and I know we have been posting expiration dates and such but I was thinking it might be a good idea to start tracking purchase dates, shipping times and expiration dates so we can see if old tests are getting out of circulation. Personally I want to purchase a 6 pack as I have a cruise in February and November but have been putting off making a purchase for as long as possible to hopefully get tests that will cover both dates. So if you have purchased some tests please try to post where you have purchased them from, the date purchased, the shipping time if longer than 2 days from purchase and approval to receipt, and the expiration date of the tests you have received so we can try to track them a little bit. Plus since it seems that covid is sticking around for a while longer it will help us see if there are starting to be issues with shipping and new kits being made. Purchased from: (Emed or Optum or other if available) Order date: MM/DD/YY Approval date: MM/DD/YY Shipped date: MM/DD/YY Received date: MM/DD/YY Expiration date: MM/DD/YY Please post once tests are in hand only and keep this to a data only thread so we can track easier. I will try to take a look and the post for what seems to be the expected times from each place. If there are places outside the US feel free to add them into the thread but I don't know if I will track them unless I get a few results from them. Ok and we now have guidance for tests expiration dates. Tests are being allowed a 15 month window from manufacture date till expiration date. Be aware that tests made after the approval date could have an expiration date on the label that is 15 months from when it was made. DO NOT COUNT ON TESTS HAVING A 3 MONTH EXTENSION!!! You MUST look at the dates when they were made and figure 15 months from that date. Assuming a test is good for another 3 months is an easy way to have a lot of heartache. The FDA approval letter is available here: https://www.fda.gov/media/155326/download An article with more information is available here: https://thepointsguy.com/news/fda-extends-expiration-abbott-at-home-covid-test/ rjac and AshleyDillo 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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