Using NAVICA to Report BinaxNOW Test Results to Ohio University

Extended Expiration Dates

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized expiration extensions for antigen test kits. Test kits picked up from one of the campus locations with an expiration date of 12/21/22 has a new expiration date of 3/21/23. For more information, visit the FDA page

Students, faculty, and staff who use Abbot BinaxNOW’s web-supervised antigen COVID-19 self-tests can use the free NAVICA app to quickly and easily report the results to Ohio University. BinaxNOW testing is not an option for individuals who are required to test weekly. Required weekly tests must be completed through Vault Health.


  1. A laptop or desktop computer with an adjustable/moveable webcam, microphone, and speaker
    A smartphone or tablet.
  2. An email address.
  3. An internet connection.
  4. Photo ID.

How to Create a NAVICA Account

  1. If using a laptop or desktop computer, visit NAVICA’s website.
    If using smartphone or tablet, download the NAVICA app through the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.
  2. Under “Connected Organizations” click “Add a Connection.”
    • When asked to enter a Connect Code, enter RR3D-3YV5-SX8G.
    • When asked to enter a Reference ID, enter your PID including the P. 
  3. Click “Create Connection.”

Steps to Take a Test

  1. Do not open the test kit until you are directed to do so. If the box is open, the test facilitator will not allow you to use it as a proctored test.
  2. If using a laptop or desktop computer, open a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) and visit the eMed Ohio website. Click START TESTING and follow prompts.
    If using a smartphone or tablet, open the NAVICA app. Choose “I Have a Test” and follow prompts.
  3. Click “Sign in with NAVICA” and use the NAVICA account credentials you created above.
  4. Confirm your account and personal information.
  5. Answer the series of questions to prepare for a visit with an eMed proctor and click CONTINUE.
  6. Provide your name and date of birth to the eMed proctor.
  7. Follow all directions from the eMed proctor to take the test.


After you complete the test you will receive a “pass” on your NAVICA smartphone/tablet app that contains your test results.

Helpful Hints

  • The eMed proctor is not a healthcare provider but is qualified to administer the test and read the results.
  • Ensure that you have plenty of space in front of you to use the test kit.  The test card must lay flat on a hard surface.
  • The eMed proctor will have you adjust your webcam at various times during the testing.  You must have a webcam that can be moved (laptop webcams work great – if you have a desktop webcam it needs to be repositionable).  The proctor will need to view the test kit on the surface in front of you at certain times and will need to view you (the patient) at other times.  For the test to be valid, follow all of the proctor’s instructions.  For example, the proctor must be able to view the test card during the 15 minutes the test runs or it will be invalidated.
  • You will need to scan the QR code on the test card with your webcam at two separate times.  Make sure you hold the QR code up to the webcam when instructed.  Keep the QR code in the center of the camera and hold it as still as possible. 
  • If you have questions about NAVICA, contact Maria Modayil, COVID-19 Epidemiologist, at
  • BinaxNOW User Guide from Ohio Department of Health


Data transmitted via NAVICA are encrypted. Users share only their first and last name, email address, phone number, zip code, and date of birth. The app isn't used for contact tracing, so there is no tracking or sharing of personal location information. Any use of the data by Ohio University complies with applicable privacy laws under the supervision of Dr. Gillian Ice, Special Assistant to the President for Public Health Operations.