COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test FAQ’sDecember 27, 2021 2022-03-02 13:35
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test FAQ’s
CAN THIS TEST BE USED ON CHILDREN?
The test can be used for all ages. Children under 14 years should be supported by an adult.
DOES THIS TEST HURT?
When the foam end of the swab is inserted in your nose, the nasal swab is not sharp and it should not hurt. Sometimes the swab can feel slightly uncomfortable or tickly. If you feel pain, stop the test and seek advice from a healthcare provider.
CAN I DO THE TEST MYSELF?
Yes, our tests are approved for self testing.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS TAKE?
Results will show on the test cassette within 10-15 minutes
ARE THE TESTS TGA APPROVED?
Yes, our tests are TGA Approved, please CLICK HERE for our ARTG.
DO YOU OFFER BULK PRICING?
Yes, please call 02 9131 2727 or email email@example.com
WILL THIS DETECT IF I HAVE HAD COVID-19 IN THE PAST
No, this is an antigen test that only detects an active infection. Antibody tests can detect past infections
DOES THE TEST EXPIRE?
The test has an expiration date printed on the box, and should not be used after that date.
CAN I USE OTHER COMPONENTS TO TEST
No, only use what is supplied in the box.
CAN I USE THE TEST MORE THAN ONCE?
No, each test can only be used once.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I HAVE A POSITIVE RESULT?
One colored line appears in the control region (C). No apparent colored line appears in the test region (T). This means that no SARS-CoV-2 antigen was detected and you are unlikely to have COVID-19. Continue to follow all local guidelines and measures when in contact with others as you may be infected. If symptoms continue repeat the test after 1-2 days as SARS-Cov-2 antigen cannot be precisely detected in all phases of an infection
WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I HAVE A NEGATIVE RESULT?
A negative test result means that it is unlikely that you have COVID-19 at the time of testing. The test did not detect any antigens in your nasal swab sample, but it is possible that your test gave a false negative test result. False negative test results can be caused by several factors:
- The test was performed after the first 7 days of symptom onset.
- The amount of antigen in the swab sample may decrease over the duration of the infection.
- The test may be negative before you develop symptoms.
- The test was not performed per the instructions.
- Specimen collection, extraction or transport was not preformed correctly.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I HAVE AN INVALID RESULT?
No coloured lines appear in the control region (C). The test is invalid even if there is no line in the test region (T). Invalid result indicates that your test has experienced an error and is unable to interpret the result of the test. Insufficient sample volume or incorrect handling are the most likely reasons for this. You will need to re-test with a new Rapid Antigen Test Kit. If you still have symptoms you should self isolate at home and avoid contact with others prior to the re-test.
I'M FEELING UNWELL, BUT MY TEST IS NEGATIVE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If symptoms continue, you should repeat the test after 1-2 days, as COVID-19 may not be detectable in the very early phases of infection. You are also advised to continue following local guidelines for self-isolation and consult your doctor.