Before starting this test, I read the review where this person states “unless you do the test 100% in tandem” with the video instructions, you won’t be able to complete the test in less than 30 minutes. Yes, there is a 15 minute timer you cannot skip before entering in your results. HOWEVER: if you did the test already just enter the results into the app when the 15 minutes is up.
There is *nothing* that connects the test you take to the app itself. If for instance, you get a negative result, you could just as easily enter in that you got a positive, and the reverse as well.
The app has the ability to report the results *that YOU entered* to your health provider (if you put that information in) or the CDC… or email to anyone! You can also show your results to anyone that wants to see them, but the app relies Entirely on the information you upload, so if you’re an scrupulous person who wishes to give out False Information (and there are plenty of conspiracy nuts who will) the app lets you. It allows you to send either actual data or false data to the CDC.
You don’t need this app to do the test. In fact I recommend you don’t, unless you’re experiencing Covid symptoms and want to Truthfully have the results sent into the CDC or your healthcare provider. Then by all means use it. But do the test, skip past the videos if you know what you’re doing, wait the 15 minutes and enter in your results.
The app asks two questions: does the C line show up and is there a T line (however faint). If you know this information before the timer starts, write down the answers and wait for the 15 minute timer to expire and enter those results in. So your “results” won’t have the exact time stamp in the app compared to when you actually completed the test. SO WHAT!!
I don’t know what’s up with all these angry and bizarre reviews. I suppose the printed instructions might not be that great, but I never bothered to use them. When I saw there was an app I downloaded it, set it up, did a “dry run”, and then performed the test and submitted the results without issue. It’s not the world’s slickest app and the videos always play portrait, but they’re not “unskippable”. Just use the slider at the bottom of the video to skip to the end. I think many of these negative reviewers might be older or struggle with technology in general.
Don’t know why people complained. Guess they just don’t understand logic
App give step by step visual and audio instructions
Can’t move to next step unless you confirm completion of present step Takes literally 2 seconds to tap completed
Guided you all the way including how to extract the sample
Pretty straight forward
Test takes 15 minutes before you can red results they provide 15 minute timer
At the end you answer some questions and then send result to cdc or family doctor
Doesn’t get any easier then this app
Agree app is a bust! When I did get to the end and my choice was submit to DR or CDC and it asked about symptoms, there was no choice to say /-no symptoms—I just tested because I had been exposed 3-4 days before and wanted to make sure I was not positive. I had 4 shots and no symptoms so figured I was good. No choice to report that so it was a waste of time to use the app and I deleted. Instructions in the kit were sufficient and I won’t need to do it anymore now that I have the kit instructions.
The app works well, and you can actually skip videos (contrary to what most reviews here say) by moving the bar to the end. However, downloading the app is unnecessary if you’re only using it to take the test, as the test kit comes with written instructions.
I got a valid result with this test, however I’m not sure how much one can trust the consistency of the test as it has you leave your test sample uncovered for 15 minutes, exposed to outside elements which could potentially hinder results.
The app works fine as far as testing. However I am disappointed that the iHealth Pass does not reflect more information (ie type of test taken and date of birth). I have used the verified service for travel however this service has been “sold out” for nearly a month without any specific communication from the company and calls to customer service is purely automated. This is frustrating!! Can the Pass be amended to include this info to facilitate travel?
Do not automatically pay the $25 fee unless you desire whatever the enhanced service may be.
You can do the test without paying anything, and have just as accurate results.
This seems like a cash grab to me, the pop up which informs you to make an appointment and pay anything seems insincere.
Two stars because the test does work. No more because I think this borders on taking advantage of those who just do as told without question.
It appears all this app does is provide videos of how to use the test. I tried skipping through but it doesn't allow to skip through the wait period. maybe it allows you to enter results after waiting they the wIt period video but I want wait to find out. You can upload a copy of your vaccination record, but why? Even though it is same co.pany, it uses a different log in from other ihealth sites.
Video didn’t work on ipad or iphone. So I didn’t get to see it. I could skip it, but then I wasn’t given any more info except they wanted password and email. This might be for reporting results to someone, but it didn’t say that was the reason for email.
The printed instructions did say you could provide results to your health care provider if you didn’t use app.
- videos follow along with instructions well
- Easy to read font
-can’t skip the 15 minute timer
- when sharing the data with CDC, there’s a drop down menu for “healthcare professional” that must be at least 200 professions long without any search bar, so you have to just keep scrolling
- no autofill for address or check to see if it is legit