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Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Self-Test Kit Information and Resources

The self-test kits are available for all current UT students, faculty and staff members for free at various distribution sites on campus. To access the kits, simply show your UTID to the staff member onsite at any of the locations listed below.Please use this self-test kit at home or in a private/non-public setting.

Distribution Sites

  • Texas Union, William C. Powers, Jr. (WCP) Student Activity Center, and Student Services Building hospitality desks
  • Student Services Building Information Desk – 1st Floor
  • Perry-Castañeda Library
  • The front desks of certain residence halls* in addition to Dobie Twenty21, 2400 Nueces, and University Apartments
  • University Health Services (made available to students who have an appointment for any reason)
  • Additional distribution sites are being identified

* If you live in Littlefield Residence Hall (LTD), please go to the front desk of Carothers Residence Hall (CRD). If you live in Whitis Court, please go to the front desk of Duren Residence Hall.

Self-test kits are also available to those who work off-campus at the ARL Main Building and PRC Commons Conference Center, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, McDonald Observatory, and Marine Sciences Institute

Flowflex™ COVID-19 Antigen Home Test Package Insert

When To Use A Self-Test Kit

  • If you are feeling completely healthy and want to check your COVID-19 infection status
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and want to test.
    • If you are symptomatic and test negative via a rapid antigen test, retest again 36-48 hours later and remain masked and isolated.
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, test 3-5 days after exposure
  • If you have participated in large group activities, test 3-5 days after the event
  • If you have recently tested positive and want to know when you can safely end isolation (instructions linked below).
  • Before or after travel (to meet airline or other requirements)

What To Do If You Test Positive

Follow the guidance listed in the Exposure Action Chart , including:

  • Isolate immediately, remain masked and notify close contacts
  • Have self-test kits on hand and re-test on day 6 and again on day 8. Do not test again after day 10.

Also, see the guidance for ending self-isolation and returning to regular activities after COVID-19 infection. Students can call the Behavior Concerns and COVID-19 Advice Line (BCCAL) at 512-232-5050, option 2 if they need assistance with isolation. Employees who need guidance on isolation and quarantine can contact Occupational Health Program (OHP).

Frequently Asked Questions

No, self-test kits are provided to all current UT students, staff and faculty for free.

Students, faculty, and staff should show their UTID to the staff member onsite at any self-test kit distribution sites on campus.

Students, faculty and staff will be given four test kits. To ensure the current supply is widely available to all members of the Longhorn community, please only request/accept the two self-kits at this time. As additional tests become available or you utilize both test kits you receive, we invite you to pick up more supplies.

The self-test kits being distributed are rapid antigen tests. They have high sensitivity and specificity and are similar to the types of tests used in the PCT clinics.

The self-test kits are provided from the state to the university for distribution to the Longhorn community.

Expiration dates have been extended in most cases. Please reference the printed expiration date and lot number on the test kits you received, and then view the FDA's approved expiration date extensions.

Self-test kits distributed through the university are intended for current UT students, staff and faculty only.

The longevity of self-test kit distribution depends on supply and demand; however, we have sufficient resources to continue distribution of self-test kits for the foreseeable future.




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