What is the Qbtest?

QbTest is an FDA-cleared test measuring all 3 core symptom domains; hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. QbTest is used when evaluating ADHD symptoms and measuring response to ADHD treatment.

At the ADHD Center, we use this test as a part of our assessment process and for monitoring the effectiveness of ADHD medication.

What does the test-set up look like?

QbTest involves a 15 or 20-minute computer-based task that measures your (or your child’s) ability to maintain attention and impulse control. Meanwhile, an infrared camera tracks movements, and therefore activity, during the test. The results are based on a comparison of your (or your child’s) performance with data from other people of the same sex and age who do not have ADHD.

The test equipment consists of an infrared camera, a headband with an infrared marker attached to it, a laptop and a responder button.

What do test results look like?

Child with ADHD vs. Child without ADHD

QbTest vs. QbCheck

QbTest is a in office computer-based task.

QbTest requirements:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment
  • Avoid wearing reflective jewelry or clothing
  • You will not be able to eat, drink, or leave during the test
  • You will not be able to have any toys, fidget gadgets, etc. during the test

QbCheck is the same test but you will perform the test in your own home using your own PC or Mac.

QbCheck requirements:

  • PC or Mac with a Webcam
  • A quiet room with no distractions
  • Any windows and blinds are closed
  • Clutter or any visual distractions are removed
  • All other electronic devices are turned off
  • People in close proximity to test room remain quiet
  • You are seated in a stool without wheels or armrests

How should I prepare for a QbTest?

  • Try to ensure adequate sleep the night before the test.
  • Avoid consuming excessive amounts of caffeine the day of the test.
  • If you are to be tested while on ADHD medication, please ensure that you take themedication as directed. Our office will schedule the test a specific number of hours after the medication is taken, depending on the type of medication.
  • For a child, explain that they will be taking a test on a computer which is designed to be boring. Inform the child that they will wear a headband during the test, but that it does not hurt. They will be seated in a room by themselves, but a family member can stand outside if helpful.