Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT)
Frequently asked questions
What is a Rapid Antigen Test?
A Rapid Antigen Test is a quick and effective way to test for COVID-19. The tests play an important supplemental role in screening large groups of high risk individuals for the virus.
Why use a Rapid Antigen Test?
The test helps with screening of individuals suspected of infection. Testing can be conducted onsite or via video call by trained health practitioners, and trained staff under their supervision.
Who can carry out the Rapid Antigen Tests?
The test must only be used by registered medical practitioners or paramedics, or persons under their supervision (either in person or via video), who are trained in the correct use of the goods and the interpretation of the test results.
Who can purchase the Rapid Antigen Tests?
The test may only be administered to staff or students of a business, organisation or institution, or a person who is a patient of the registered medical practitioner who is either administering or supervising the test procedure.
What happens if a staff member tests positive?
What are the storage requirements for the Rapid Antigen Tests?
Are the Rapid Antigen Tests approved for use in Australia?
What is included in a box of the Rapid Antigen Tests?
Precautions and safety
The rapid test kit is only used for vitro testing, and the operation should be carried out in strict accordance with the instructions.