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ID NOW™ Instrument (formerly Alere™ i)

AbbottNAT-000Available: Worldwide

A rapid, instrument-based, isothermal system for the qualitative detection of infectious diseases.


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Average Rating 4.4

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Love it and so easy to use


Average Rating 5.0

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Testing samples for COVID-19

We received this placement analyzer and it has been a great addition to our in house testing for COVID-19. We may look at some of the additional testing available.

Review Date: 29 Mar 2022 | Abbott

Easy to use, easy to train new operators


Average Rating 5.0

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Point of Care Testing

Great after purchase service, high ease of use.

Review Date: 20 Dec 2021 | Abbott

Really like the analyzer. we have several.


Average Rating 4.0

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Results are good, analyzer is very easy to use, not too long on test time.

Review Date: 16 Mar 2021 | Abbott

Supplies not available or on backorder.


Average Rating 3.0

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Easy to use and quick. Can't get supplies, they're always on backorder.

Review Date: 16 Oct 2020 | Abbott

Perfect outcomes and easy to use it.


Average Rating 3.7

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Excellent tool for research and clinical application.

Review Date: 22 Jul 2020 | Abbott

Ease of use is very good.


Average Rating 4.3

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Metabolism tissue samples

Very effective in all manners, everyone should go for this product. It's reliable and cost effective. Ease of use is very good.

Review Date: 15 May 2020 | Abbott

Easy to use, but...


Average Rating 2.3

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COVID-19 viral testing

This little analyzer is easy to use and gives quick results, especially compared to sending the samples out for testing, but we are a little skeptical about the LOD, especially since Abbott recently sent out a notice that "Negative results should be repeated with another method."

Review Date: 15 May 2020 | Abbott

Fast and easy to use for qualitative answers.


Average Rating 4.7

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COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab testing

This instrument is simple to use and includes step by step instructions on the screen to walk you through each test. Results seem reproducible and accurate so far, but I have only had the instrument for a month. Great for fast individual testing. Not recommended for volume test situations.

Review Date: 15 May 2020 | Abbott

Great instrument for COVID-19 tests.


Average Rating 5.0

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Molecular tests

Excellent platform for COVID-19 molecular tests without special qualification.

Review Date: 10 May 2020 | Abbott

Our new favorite analyzer.


Average Rating 4.7

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Molecular diagnostics

The training was extremely helpful, we were taught the old school way buy using scenarios that stick in your mind. We were using the ID Now as a confirmation on negatives that were run on a rapid kit. We found about 35% of negatives on rapid tests were positive on the ID NOW!

Review Date: 10 Feb 2020 | Abbott

ID NOW™ is a rapid, instrument-based, isothermal system for the qualitative detection of infectious diseases. Our unique ID NOW™ isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology provides molecular results in just minutes, allowing you to make effective clinical decisions sooner. ID NOW™ is significantly faster than other molecular methods and more accurate than conventional rapid testing.

Available Tests:

ID NOW™ Influenza A&B delivers molecular flu results in less than 15 minutes on our unique ID NOW™ platform. Rapid diagnostic tests with increased sensitivity are essential for the reliable detection of influenza A and B and enable immediate, effective treatment decisions.

ID NOW™ Strep A provides molecular results in 8 minutes or less on the unique ID NOW™ platform; allowing you to confidently test, and with a positive result, treat during the patient’s visit. The Strep A Molecular Test Now CLIA-Waived.

ID NOW™ RSV delivers molecular RSV results in 13 minutes or less on our unique ID NOW™ platform. Traditional laboratory methods and rapid antigen testing for RSV diagnosis have considerable shortcomings in terms of turnaround time or performance. ID NOW™ RSV detects 25% more true positives than Rapid Antigen Detection Tests (RADTs) and allows you to make real-time clinical decisions which impact patient care.

Features & Benefits:

  • Easy to use with only minimal training requirements
  • Large visual touchscreen displays results, eliminating transcription errors and the need for printing
  • Small footprint saves you bench space and can be used in any healthcare setting
  • Offers exceptional performance
  • Eliminates interpretation and transcription errors
  • Gives you the confidence to make clinical decisions sooner
  • Facilitates effective patient management
  • Enables prompt initiation of infection control measures
  • Aids targeted antiviral therapy and Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Reliable near-patient testing reduces overall healthcare costs


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