What is a rapid antigen test?
Rapid antigen testing is a screening tool to help detect COVID-19 in people without any symptoms of COVID-19.
It most likely involves a nasal swab or saliva pen that is then placed into a chemical solution that will display results within 10 to 15 minutes.
How do I use the kit to detect COVID-19?
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NASAL SWAB VERSION
TGA Approved Rapid Antigen Test Cassette (Nasal Swab)
SALIVA PEN VERSION
TGA Approved COVID-19 Saliva Rapid Antigen Pen
What do I do if I get a positive result?
If you get a positive rapid antigen test result, you must immediately get a standard COVID-19 test (PCR) to confirm the result of your screening test.
It is crucial that you self-isolate until you get a negative result. Isolating can help break chains of transmission and limit the spread of COVID-19.
Rules on how antigen tests can be used
differ between each state
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If you are concerned that a product you have purchased is faulty or doesn’t perform in accordance with the supplier/sponsor’s claims you can report it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also report problems with the tests to the Therapeutic Goods Administration online at tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
More detailed information on Rapid Antigen Home Use Tests and Point of Care tests can be found here
For more information please contact COVIDtests@health.gov.au or 1800 141 144.