Steps to perform Abbott / eMed BinaxNow COVID-19 Registered Certified Antigen Home Test


BinaxNow COVID-19 Certified Antigen Home Test

You’ve purchased a BinaxNow COVID-19 Home Test kit. Now what?

First, a disclaimer: 

  1.  The information provided in this article  is for educational purposes only, and does not act as a substitute for professional medical advice.
  2.  Users should consult a medical professional or healthcare provider if they’re seeking medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.
  3. I am not a healthcare professional.

Having said that, the Abbott BinaxNow COVID-19 test kit process results in certified / registered test results by using an teleconference utilizing a medical test guide.  It is generally used to prove that you’ve taken the COVID-19 test for employers, travel, etc.

General information:

– You will get your test results via a verification email within 30 minutes or fewer after completing the test.

– Print out the eMed email. It contains all the required certification / registration information. The results are also available via your NAVICA/eMed account (see more below).

– The test preparation process can take some time … based on your skills installing and using APPS, PCs, and cameras.

– This process I am discussing uses a smartphone and a PC / MAC. The smartphone is used for the required NAVICA APP and the PC (with a camera) is used separately to conveniently record the entire session with the medical test guide to assure them that there is no deception during the test.

Everything during th esession must be video recorded by the guide person. The test kit must be visible with no visual interruption for the entire session – which could take ½ hour or more (due to opening, prepping, waiting an additional  15 minutes for the result, etc.).  I suppose you could use a smartphone camera, but it complicates things a bit. You would need a stationary holder for the smartphone for the entire session that records the TEST CARD (see below) and process. This way cheating is avoided – to make sure the test kit is not swapped out for another, etc.

P.S. You are likely going to be connected to a guide whose native language is not English. Make sure you completely understand all of their instructions before taking any actions during the test.

– FYI:  eMed Technical Support : 1-833-637-1594




– Download the NAVICA APP to your smartphone.

– You’ll also need a PC with a functioning camera to interface with the medical test guide and capture every aspect of your testing 

– Create an account for yourself on the NAVICA APP. You can add other people to your account who also need testing. [SETTINGS : MANAGED PROFILES : ADD MANAGED PROFILE]

– Download a free QR code reader if you need it.

– Have a pair of scissors handy to open the white test plastic pouch when asked to do so

– You’ll need an acceptable picture ID such as a passport to show to your guide

– Wash or sanitize your hands before the test. Make sure your hands are dry.

– Put on gloves if you have them – not required.


When you are ready to take the BinaxNow COVID-19 ag Home Test:


– Open NAVICA APP and select “I Have A Test”

– Use the smartphone to scan the QR code on the UNOPENED test box. If the QR scan does not work, tap “Select from a list” and manually select ‘BinaxNow COVID-19 Ag Home Test.’

– Tap “Test with eMed”

– Then go to on your PC 

– Click LOGIN

– Click “I want to start testing”

– Click “Login with NAVICA”

– Enter your NAVICA login credentials and SIGNIN

– Click ALLOW for eMed to receive your personal information from the NAVICA APP.

– Indicate who in your account will be taking this test and fill out a page of qualifying questions for that person.


– It will take a few moments to connect to the eMed server.

– Once connected, the eMed program will check your PC device to make sure it meets all technical requirements. If there is a glitch in your system, here’s the eMed technical support number again:  1-833-637-1594

– Once your machine’s tech qualifications pass, you’ll be asked if you want to start the test, click YES or CONTINUE.

– Wait until you are connected with a certified medical test guide. This will take an undetermined number of minutes based on where you are located in their testing queue.

– Once connected, the guide will ask to see your ID – hold it up to your camera.

NOTE: The guide person will take you through all the details of the following steps … I’m just providing them here for your pre-test information.

– Display your UNOPENED test box on a flat surface in front of your PC. You may have to adjust your camera to show it properly to the guide.  Your test materials must be in the guide’s view for the entire session.

– Open the box. It has a clear seal on the edge – you may need your scissors. The box contains several packages discussed below.

– The guide will ask you to take out the white plastic package that contains the TEST CARD. Use scissors to carefully open it up.

– Take out the TEST CARD and open it up like a book handling it by its edges. DO NOT touch anything inside the TEST CARD… doing so may contaminate it and the test will be ruined.

– Place the TEST CARD on a flat surface in front of your PC in full view of the guide and make sure the two small holes on the inside of the TEST CARD are to your right.

– You are then going to open the small white plastic fluid bottle and put 6 drops of that fluid into the TOP hole in the TEST CARD. Do not touch the TEST CARD with the tip of the fluid container and make sure no fluid gets into the bottom hole.

– Open the long swab package and grab it by it’s handle… make sure you do not touch the swab itself on anything or the test will be ruined.

– Insert the swab completely at least an inch into your left nostril and make a circular motion five times rubbing the swab around in your nostril

– Repeat that process in your right nostril and move the swab circularly five times

– Insert the swab into the lower hole of the TEST CARD at a flat angle and press it in until it moves into the top hole.

– Twirl the swab stick three times to absorb the fluid.

– Peel off the sticky tab on the right side of the TEST CARD. Fold the LEFT side to the right side and seal the TEST CARD. Keep the TEST CARD flat.

– Now, you leave the TEST CARD unmoved and untouched for 15 minutes. 

– Your guide will now start a 15 minute timer and sign off. A new guide will join you in 15 minutes.

– Feel free to move away, but make sure you are back in front of the camera in 15 minutes when the next guide comes on. The TEST CARD must be in view of the PC camera for the entire 15 minutes, laying flat and unobstructed from view and untouched.

– An audio alert will go off after 15 minutes are up. Click the “I am ready” button.

– A new guide will then connect with you.

– This person will ask you to hold the TEST CARD up to the camera so that they can scan the TEST CARD QR code.

– They will give you the results which you will confirm.

– Throw away all the materials

– Print out the eMed verification email when you receive it. The results will also be available on your NAVICA APP/eMed website.

– Done!


Check out this helpful Youtube video from the “GO TRAVEL” channel: 

Harlan James Bakke, “Deacon” : 1928 – 1984, Captain, United States Navy

Harlan James Deacon Bakke - Peter Bakke

Harlan James Bakke was born in Hutchinson, Minnesota, on December 16, 1928, son of Edgar N. and Alice (Anderson) Bakke. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota (1946-1947), prior to entering the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, on appointment from his native state in 1947. Graduated and commissioned Ensign on June 1, 1951, he subsequently advanced in rank to that of Commander, to date from August 1, 1965. In the fall of 1970, he was selected for the rank of Captain. 

Following graduation from the Naval Academy in 1951, he reported onboard USS Cushing (DD-797) and in June 1952 was detached for flight training. Designated Naval Aviator on July 3, 1953, he then joined Patrol Squadron THREE, operating from the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida to Iceland and Argentia. Transferred in October 1955 to Heavy Attack Squadron ONE, also based at Jacksonville and later onboard USS Forrestal

He was an Instructor at the Jet Transitional Training Unit, Naval Air Station, Olathe, Kansas, from November 1957 to October 1959, then became an Instructor with Heavy Attack Squadron THREE, attached to the Naval Air Station, Sanford, Florida. He joined Heavy Attack Squadron ELEVEN (Sanford, Florida and USS Franklin D. Roosevelt) in October 1960 and in October 1961 transferred to Heavy Attack Squadron SEVEN (Sanford, Florida and USS Enterprise). He continued service with that squadron until October 1963, when he was assigned to Reconnaissance Attack Squadron, Florida.


Ordered to London, England, he had instruction (Exchange Pilot) at the Royal Air Force Staff College, from October 1965 to January 1967 and in March of that year reported as Executive Office of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron FIVE. He assumed command of that squadron in January 1968. In May 1969 he reported as Operations Officer of USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) and is entitled to the Ribbon for and facsimile of the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded that attack aircraft carrier for meritorious service while engaged in combat operations in Southeast and Northeast Asia during the period February 18 to September 7, 1969.


In February 1970 he reported as Electronic Warfare Project Manager at the Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters, Washington, DC.


In addition to the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Commander Bakke has the Navy Occupation Service Medal, Europe Clasp; National Defense Service Medal with bronze star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea) and the Vietnam Service Medal. He also has the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.


Bill Moyers’ A World of Ideas [Quotes]

Barbara Tuchman

How would you sum up the original idea of America? A liberation from tyranny which had existed for centuries, in which government was in the hands of rulers with no particular right other than dynastic, of nobles who had nothing but property to justify their exercise of rule, and the monarchs who had only heredity to justify thiers. The interesting thing was that I found that the Dutch had voiced the same thing when they abjured the rule of Spain. The Oath of Abjuration written almost 200 years before our declaration of independence contains almost the same words.

On the whole, the ruling groups don’t truly govern in the interests of the underprivileged classes. We are going to feel the effects, just as the French did when the French Revolution occurred, through the same ignoring of the misery of the poor classes, and to the same financial irresponsibility. What really started the French Revolution was the condition of the deficit, which was owed because of their help to us – which is again another irony.

If we are moved merely by greed, and there’s no longer any respect for decent or honest government, then we will suffer the results. We’ve been suffering from them ever since Watergate-and now again with the Iran-Contra business.

History’s lessons move very slowly. People don’t put them into operation right away, when they’ve become visible, but only when they rise to the surface, and begin to flood the bottoms of your cellars, only when they affect your own living conditions. In the Middle Ages, the sewage wasn’t properly disposed of, but people didn’t pay attention to it until the waters of the rivers and the filth rose over the doorsteps. Then they had to. That’s what is beginning to happen, it is beginning to rise over the doorsteps. It is already, isn’t it?

We’re becoming accustomed to an almost satisfied with people in government who are either venal or stupid. And with the emphasis on fundraising for all elections, which is ruining the electoral system, we will be accepting entertainers as our candidates, not those who have learned the processes and practices of government. You can’t govern without having to training in it. Even Plato said that a long time ago. You need to be trained in government, to exercise it, to practice it. But the American public is now satisfying itself with entertainers.

I think all these developments must certainly affect, if not the person in government, at least the office. And it would be too bad if we lost respect for the office. I think that’s the point I was trying to make in the chapter on popes in The March of Folly. The activity of the Popes themselves cost the papacy so much respect and so much prestige that it made the Reformation possible. It didn’t cause the Reformation, but it made the idea of overthrowing the Roman Church possible.

The trouble is that our public men are really artificial. They’re created by the most devastating tool technology has invented, which is the Teleprompter. They don’t speak spontaneously. You don’t hear them meet a situation out of their own minds. They read this thing that’s going around there in front of them, these words that have been created for them by PR men. This is not the real man that we see. It allows an inadequate, minor individual to appear to be a statesman because he’s got very good speechwriters, and to read the stuff off because he’s a trained actor.

Governments persist in folly because they don’t want to let go of their position, or their power. They are afraid that if they let go, if they say, we were wrong, or we’re doing the wrong thing, they will be booted out, or they will lose their status. It’s not wanting to be left out in the next White House luncheon, or to be shoved into the wilderness if you report unpleasing information.

People say, what’s the use of reading history? I say, well, what’s the use of Beethoven’s sonatas?

Revolutions produce other men, not new men. Halfway between truth and endless error, the mold of the species is permanent. That is Earth’s burden.

Michael Josephson

Now we don’t know what to believe. People don’t believe their own government. When we reach the point where we can’t even trust the facts are government gives us, then we have lost something very significant in a democracy.

If even a small minority of people will speak up and demand more of themselves and others, even if only in their own lives, we’ll turn the pendulum around, and we’ll begin to swing back to the days when we could be really proud of the kind of people we are because of what we contribute to each other and to society. Ethics is a minority movement, and always will be. But a strong minority can change the tenor of this society in a meaningful way.

Joseph Heller

Most of the voting and party membership is pretty much based on something that might be called parochial loyalties. That’s the reason someone like John Connolly could switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party so easily.

Normally, the candidates are supported by people who are from the same financial and social status. Whether they come from Democrats or Republicans, they are backed by money. Finance is extremely important in American politics. H. L. Menckin says that this is the only society in which virtue has become synonymous with money and that the United States is the only large state ever founded solely on the philosophy of business.

We can’t eliminate politics. And no one who has enjoyed democracy has knowingly voted for a different system of government. It is congenial, it is entertaining. For you and me, who are among those in this country who are well fed and well housed and who can be reasonably sure that their income will continue and enable us to live as we are living, there’s no substitute for democracy. Consider how few the alternatives are.

I do believe the individual is important. But the individual does not count to governments. Governments are not normally concerned with the welfare of the people they govern. Even history is not concerned with them. During Rembrandt’s life, the potato was brought over from South America and cultivated successfully in Europe during the Thirty Years’ War. The cultivation of the potato was more important to more people than was Rembrandt’s painting of Aristotle or William Harvey’s discovery of the circulation of blood. The potato gave tens of thousands of people life. You will not read about it.

We tend to measure progress by profit. That’s one way of looking at progress, but it’s not the only way. We have more millionaires now than any nation ever had in its history. At the same time, we have more homeless. We have very real problems here, and we don’t even seem to agree on what they are.

The motion in the Athenian assembly to invade Syracuse was deceitful, corrupt, stupid, chauvinistic, irrational and suicidal. It passed by a huge majority.

The emotions of people in a democratic society are no more rational than they are in any other type of society. They are manipulated. It is the function of leader in a democracy, if he wishes to be a leader, to manipulate the emotions and the ideas of the population.

The word quote “democracy” does not appear in the Constitution at all.

Money and conquest and commerce are the constants in human history.

Money goes where it will increase the fastest rather than where it is needed, and it has no national loyalties. We’ve seen that since the end of World War II. It may be that we no longer have to go to war to take possession of a country’s resources.

If you expect the democratic system of government to provide efficient government, you’re going to be disappointed. Hamilton and Jefferson and Carlyle and others assumed that in an industrial society the captains of industry would and should be the political leaders. They assumed that they would be men of intelligence, man of integrity, men of vision, and men who, having achieved wealth, would no longer have the accumulation of wealth as their goal and would be interested in the public good. That has not happened, as we know.

I believe the federal government is ungovernable.

We don’t have a tradition of revolution, and I don’t believe we’ll ever have another revolution, mainly because revolutions are middle-class phenomenon. Revolutions are not conducted by the most underprivileged in a society. They’re usually conducted by educated people. When Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death,” he was living in a part of the world that have more liberty than any other place.

Noam Chomsky

Even the mainstream Democratic theorists have always understood that when the voice of the people is heard, you’re in trouble, because the stupid and ignorant masses, as they are called, are going to make the wrong decisions. So, therefore, we have to have what Walter Lippman, back in 1920 or so, called “manufacture of consent.” We have to ensure that actual power is in the hands of what he called a specialized class – us smart guys, who are going to make the right decisions. We’ve got to keep the general population marginalized because they’re always going to make mistakes. The Founding Fathers had very strong feelings on this subject. The Federalists, for example, were very much afraid of popular democracy.

From a point of view which perceives democracy as a problem to be overcome, and sees the right solution is being farsighted leaders with a specialized class and social managers – from that point of view, you must find means of marginalizing the population. Reducing them to apathy and obedience, allowing them to participate in the political system, but as consumers, not as true participants.

We are the only major industrial democracy that doesn’t have a labor-based political party – a party based on the poor or the working class. We have only one political party – it’s the business party. We have two factions of the business party called the Democrats and the Republicans.

Listen to the words of wisdom

I just want to live in a sane, global, civil society where religion no longer divides human beings from one another. It is time we recognized that we are all members of the same sect: humanity.  – Sam Harris

Enhanced photo of Earth rising. NASA

“O my children! my poor children!
Listen to the words of wisdom,
Listen to the words of warning,
From the lips of the Great Spirit,
From the Master of Life, who made you!
“I have given you lands to hunt in,
I have given you streams to fish in,
I have given you bear and bison,
I have given you roe and reindeer,
I have given you brant and beaver,
Filled the marshes full of wild-fowl,
Filled the rivers full of fishes:
Why then are you not contented?
Why then will you hunt each other?
“I am weary of your quarrels,
Weary of your wars and bloodshed,
Weary of your prayers for vengeance,
Of your wranglings and dissensions;
All your strength is in your union,
All your danger is in discord;
Therefore be at peace henceforward,
And as brothers live together.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Jerome Davis : World Traveler Promotes tours for Peace

By Betty Knosler
Lake-Sumter Sentinel
Tuesday, January 22, 1963

CLERMONT – Sociologist, educator, world traveler, (war correpondent – Ed.), and lecturer would only begin to describe Dr. Jerome Dwight Davis, winter visitor to Clermont.

Dr. Davis, born in Kyoto, Japan, of Congregationalist missionaries (Father: Jerome Dean Davis – Ed.) near the turn of the century, has also been the author of over 25 books and an international YMCA representative.

While an Oberlin College student, he decided that, although he would not enter the missionary field as did his father, who founded the largest Christian University in Japan, he would devote his life to helping people everywhere with no thought of gain.

Still a student at Union Theological Seminary, he became secretary to Sir Wilfred Grenfell as he built hospitals, schools, and churches throughout Labrador and the Maritime provinces of Canada.

DOING MOST of their traveling by small ship, they were aground three times, on fire once, lost an anchor and were also hit by a huge iceberg.

Using axes to free stateroom doors and then to free the ship from the iceberg, they continues on course.

From 1916 to 1918, at the request of Dr. John R. Mott, world head of the YMCA, Davis represented the YMCA in Russia. Beginning with prisoner of war camps for German and Austrian prisoners, he established medical, educational, religious, recreational and self-governing committees in 29 prisoner of war camps.

The improving of conditions in the POW camps eventually led to the establishment of the first YMCA for Russian soldiers in Russia. This work was accomplished while the Tsar was still in power.

DR. DAVIS, who has seen the evils of Communism through his many trips to Russia, is bitterly opposes to the Communist doctrine, and believes that the only hope of the world lies in the success of the United Nations and a genuine effort for peace.

Following World War I, he taught at Dartmouth and in the Yale University Divinity School. It was during his Yale period that he became president of the American Federation of Teachers for three years and was also president of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Dr. Davis was chairman of the legislative commission on Jails for the state of Connecticut for 12 years, during which time many reforms were instituted in the penal system.

HE ALSO founded the religion and labor foundation, now located in Washington, which was instrumental in focusing attention on the wrongs of the 12-hour day and the seven-day work week. This was abolished eight years after the foundation’s establishment.

Representing the YMCA again, from 1940 to 1943, Dr. Davis was director of YMCA work in the prisoner of war camps in all of Canada.

(In 1944, Dr. Davis was a war correspondent for the Toronto Star, stationed in Moscow – Ed.)

For the last few years Dr. Davis has devoted his time to lecturing, writing books and heading international good will tour groups each summer. These groups are composed of teachers, ministers, doctors and other professional people.

This summer, one group will go to West Africa and the Middle East and a second group will go to the Scandinavian countries, Russia, Turkestan and France.

The tours are sponsored by Promoting Enduring Peace, Inc., of which Dr. Davis is executive director. He believes that person to person contact wins friendship for the American in foreign lands.

The only way we can change the kind of world we are in is by slow, constructive change, not revolution.

On these tours, they try to prove to the people of the world that the U. S. has more to offer and can be of more assistance than can any other country or countries.

DR. DAVIS would welcome inquiries sent to either 489 Ocean Ave., West Haven, Conn., or 2025 Sunset Lane, Clermont, from anyone interested in these tours.

The latest book of Dr. Davis will be published by Citadel Press in cloth and paper editions in June. The book “World Leaders I have Known” includes stories on Sir Grenfell, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Walter Reuther, Sidney Hillman, Djilas, who is now in a Yugoslavian prison, Kagawa of Japan and Ghandi of India.

(Text entered by Peter Bakke)