COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Kits

The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test is a reliable, rapid chromatopgraphic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific antigens of SARS-CoV-2 present in the human nasopharynx. 

This test is an aid in detecting antigen from the SARS-CoV-2 virus in individuals suspected of COVID-19. This product is strictly intended for professional use in laboratory and Point of Care environment. 

What is the difference between nasal and nasypharyngeal tests?

The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Nasal provides rapid results for fast decision making at the Point of Care. Nasal sampling is less invasive, which can reduce patient discomfort, and minimize the duration of the procedure as well as the risk of sneezing or coughing.

Nasal swab samples may be self-collected by patients under supervision, offering further protection for healthcare professionals.

Can I Purchase the COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test?

The Rapid Antigen tests can be supplied for use by specified health practitioners at the point of care to the following:

  1. Registered medical practitioners or paramedics, or an organisation, business or institution that employs or engages a registered medical practitioner or paramedic to perform or oversee performance of the test. The tests can only to be used to test employees or contractors of the organisation, business or institution, or a patient under the direct care of the medical practitioner or the paramedic.
  2. Residential care (disability and rehabilitation facilities) and aged care facilities that employ or engage health practitioners (for example, nurses) to conduct or perform the test. If the residential care or aged care facilities provide care in the home this condition would also allow for performance of the test to be conducted by a health practitioner or paramedic. The tests can only be used to test residents, staff of, or visitors to, the residential care or aged care facility, or clients and staff of the home care service provider.
  3. Organisations, businesses, or institutions that employ or engage health practitioners or paramedics to conduct or oversee performance of the tests. For example, rapid antigen tests are being used in the mining sector consistent with these conditions. The tests can only be used to test staff or students of the organisation, business or institution, or a person who is a patient of a registered dental practitioner who requires an emergency dental procedure.

The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen tests can also be supplied to accredited laboratories and to Commonwealth, state or territory government departments, in cooperation with their relevant health departments.

Can I purchase Rapid Antigen Tests if I live in South Australia or Western Australia?

In South Australia Point of care antigen based or nucleic acid based tests for detecting or diagnosing COVID-19 may be used by:

  1. a person providing:
    • pathology services within SA Pathology; or
    • public health services within the Department of Health and Wellbeing; or
  2. NATA accredited pathology labs or similar testing services that have been approved by the SA Chief Public Health Officer.

(SA.GOV.AU:COVID-19)

The Western Australian Government has given directions related to COVID-19 testing and other health requirements (COVID-19 coronavirus: Health)

Unless otherwise directed under the Act, a person must not use a Rapid Antigen Test as a tool to detect or diagnose COVID-19”

An exemption to the prohibition may be granted by applying to the WA Chief Medical Officer.

Rapid Antigen Testing Procedures

What Do I Need To Do To Purchase the Rapid Antigen Tests?

  1. Please make sure you watch the below training videos and refer to them at any time you require
  2. Download and complete the below Customer Authorisation form for the product you wish to purchase:
  3. Fill in the below Online Request Form below before calling our Customer Service hotline
  4. All Customers must have an account with us. Click here to download the Application Form if you require it.

What happens next, after I have purchased the Rapid Antigen Test Kits?

Rapid Antigen Testing Refresher Videos 

These videos do not replace your mandatory training

 

 

PanbioTM COVID-19 (nasal) Demo Video

 

PanbioTM COVID-19 Ag (nasal) Live Action Demo Video

 

 

Step by step guide on how to administer the CareStart COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test

 

Step by step guide on how to self-administer the CareStart COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test under the supervision of a medical or health practitioner 

OnSite COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test


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