The below resources are for state partners and health care providers. For individuals seeking testing options, click here.
ACON Flowflex Testing (Resources for providers and partner agencies)
Feb. 9, 2022: DHSS has identified two distributors with adequate supply of ACON Flowflex rapid antigen tests allowing for the reopening of the state’s antigen testing program.
The transition to this different rapid antigen test requires the establishment of a new statewide CLIA (although organizations with their own CLIA can continue to use their own) and thus verification of locations of testing and validation of training of all test administrators. Thus, it is not possible to simply transition existing BinaxNOW users to ordering for ACON Flowflex – all existing users will need to re-apply to receive ACON Flowflex, take the required training and provide verification of that training, resubmit a test plan inclusive of the infectious waste disposal plan, and provide the locations of testing in order to be approved to receive tests. Note: For organizations using their own CLIA, please be sure to add ACON Flowflex to your CLIA waiver by contacting the state CLIA program.
The DHSS Rapid Antigen Test Kit Application and Resource web page includes the initial application and a subject index to answer questions we received during the previous distribution of antigen tests. The page also provides information about where to direct specific questions that test users may encounter. A training tutorial is also available here. If a test user is unsure of where to direct a question, please contact email@example.com.
New standing physician’s orders specific to ACON Flowflex have been established for all test users previously under a DHSS standing physician’s order. View the orders below.
- Oral Healthcare Providers
- Residential Treatment Agencies
- Area Agencies on Aging
- Summer Camps
- Child Care Providers
- Workspaces Occupied by State Employees
- DMH Community Providers
- Strive for Wellness State Employee Health Center
- Home Health and Hospice
- Home and Community Based Services providers
- Adult Day Care Programs
- Schools – Asymptomatic
- Schools – Screening
- Schools – Symptomatic
- EMS providers
- Local Public Health Agencies
- Licensed Long-term Care Facilities
- State-owned Congregate Care Facilities