Cue Reader
$314.00 CAD

Cue COVID-19 tests sold separately.

Product Details
Cue Reader
A compact and portable device that automatically processes results from Cue tests (sold separately).
About the Cue Reader:
The Cue Reader is an elegantly designed, automated processor of test results and is used with Cue tests (sold separately) and the Cue Health App.

Once the Cue Wand with the nasal sample is inserted into the pre-heated Cue Test Cartridge, the Cue Reader will process the test and communicate the result directly to the Cue Health App on your mobile device via Bluetooth®. No mixing of fluids required!

Each Cue Reader can process one test at a time, but up to 6 Cue Readers can be connected to the same Cue Health account for running multiple tests simultaneously.

The Cue Reader is compatible with all Cue tests, including future offerings.
How to Use Cue
Using Cue® is easy. Just follow the step-by-step guide in your Cue Health App.
Insert your Cartridge into the Reader
Use the Wand to collect a sample from the lower part of each nostril.
Insert the Wand into the cartridge
Get results from the Cue Health App on your mobile device in 20 minutes.
Includes Cue Reader, power adapter, and power cord.
  • Rechargeable battery provides approximately 8 hours of continuous use.
  • Product Specifications: 7.37 cm x 7.37 cm x 3.81 cm; 2.40 kg.
  • Package Specifications: 10.34 cm x 10.34 cm x 10.34 cm; 0.47 kg.
  • SKU: 9000207-1
Traveling With Cue
Cue’s COVID-19 test meets the testing requirements for air travel entry into most countries, including Canada and the U.S., so you can take Cue with you wherever you go. Plus, it’s small enough to slip into your carry-on bag or backpack. Become a Cue+ Foundation Member for unlimited access to virtual supervised testing for the family.
Documentation, Disclaimers & Privacy
Documentation, Disclaimers & Privacy
The Cue COVID-19 Test was issued an Interim Order by Health Canada for professional use and consumer self-testing.

View Product Documentation for Cue COVID-19 Test >

Privacy Policy & End User License Agreement
Review Cue's privacy policy and terms and conditions for buying or using any Cue Health product or service, including the Cue Health App and Cue+™ Memberships.

View User Agreement >
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Return Policy
Because Cue has stringent quality assurance requirements as it is a medical device and product, returns and exchanges are not permitted. See the Cue Terms of Use and End User License Agreement for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Cue’s COVID-19 test compare to other COVID-19 tests?
The Cue COVID-19 Test is a molecular test that combines the diagnostic accuracy of a central lab with the speed and convenience of an at-home test. Cue’s COVID-19 Test is self-contained (no need to mix fluids) and easy to run. The portable device fits in the palm of your hand and delivers accurate results directly to your mobile smart device in about 20 minutes.

Cue’s COVID-19 test uses nucleic acid amplification that was found to be equivalent to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in an independent study conducted by Mayo Clinic. The study found 97.8% agreement between Cue’s COVID-19 test and central lab PCR testing. In a separate clinical study with lay users, Cue’s COVID-19 test demonstrated sensitivity of 97% (% positive agreement) and specificity of 99% (% negative agreement). Importantly, the study showed the test was 100% accurate in people infected with the virus who were asymptomatic.

Most other COVID-19 self-tests are antigen tests. Compared to molecular tests, antigen tests are less sensitive and are more likely to give false negative results, especially among people who are infected but asymptomatic. Healthcare providers may suggest a follow-up molecular test to verify the results of an antigen test.

Unlike many other COVID-19 diagnostic tests, with Cue, you don’t need a healthcare professional to administer the test or to analyze the results. And, with lab-quality results, including for emerging variants, there’s no need for additional, confirmatory testing.

How accurate is Cue’s COVID-19 test?
The Cue COVID-19 Test is highly accurate. In a clinical study with lay users, Cue’s COVID-19 test demonstrated sensitivity of 97% (% positive agreement) and specificity of 99% (% negative agreement). Importantly, the study showed the test was 100% accurate in people infected with the virus who were asymptomatic.

To find study results, see the Cue® COVID-19 Test Instructions For Use on the product documentation page of our website.

Does Cue detect Omicron and other variants?
Yes. Cue’s COVID-19 test can detect Omicron, Delta, and other known variants of concern. The test will indicate if your result is positive or negative for the virus; however, like other COVID-19 diagnostic tests, Cue’s test cannot specify which variant has been detected.

Since the start of the pandemic, Cue’s scientists and bioinformatic experts have actively monitored available genomic data on the virus. They analyze genomic sequences as the virus changes over time to ensure that Cue’s molecular test can identify the variants as their genome changes.

Is Cue’s COVID-19 Test approved or authorized by Health Canada?
Yes. In Canada, Cue’s COVID-19 Test is authorized by the Health Canada Interim Order for both consumer self-testing at home and for professional use.

View Cue’s Health Canada Interim Order and other product documentation