ABOUT SURETEST

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Suretest is pleased to announce that we offer three COVID-19 screening tools manufactured by Wantai. Wantai are a world leading infectious diseases diagnostic test manufacturer who are well-renowned for their high quality and long-term reliability.

Suretest was founded by Dr Peter Lewis, an internationally recognised regenerative medicine physician. As the Medical Director of Surecell, Dr Lewis treats patients, trains medical professionals from across the globe and hosts monthly public seminars at his Malvern clinic.

Dr Lewis is the current chairman of the Australian Ringside Medical Association and the presiding doctor for most boxing and kickboxing fights in Victoria.​ He is also the CEO of Central Melbourne Institute, a forerunner institute providing health sciences and management courses. 

CRITERIA

What is meant by a Health Practitioner?

Health practitioner is defined in Section 3 of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act) and is not necessarily the same as a healthcare professional. The conditions of inclusion on rapid antigen tests refer specifically to a health practitioner and not 'healthcare professional'.

Health Practitioner as defined by the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 means: a person who, under a law of a State or internal Territory, is registered or licensed to practice in any of the following health professions:

 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice

  • dental (not including the professions of dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist or oral health therapist)

  • medical

  • medical radiation practice

  • nursing

  • midwifery

  • occupational therapy

  • optometry

  • pharmacy

  • physiotherapy

  • podiatry

  • psychology

 

The list above includes medical practitioners, pharmacists, and nurses along with others, but not for example pharmacy assistants, dental assistants, or personal care workers in aged care.

 

Paramedics are not included in the definition of Health Practitioner in the Act but have been specified as a suitable health practitioner for the purposes of supply and use of rapid antigen tests.

Source: TGA Conditions of supply for rapid antigen tests

Important note regarding the Rapid Antigen Tests

The test cannot be used at home. Negative test results do not exclude infection with COVID-19. Face masks, social distancing and good hygiene practice must be maintained.