At Home Covid Test Kits
COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit is approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG/TGA) for Supply in Australia*
The emergence of infective coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has generated significant global concern, especially with the disease (“COVID-19”) achieving pandemic status. While laboratory testing of nasopharyngeal swabs for active virus load represents the gold standard of infection testing and tracing, implementing on-site rapid testing for COVID-19 allows the potential for businesses to significantly reduce the waiting times associated with COVID-19 testing while also help maintain a COVID-safe workplace. In this light, AusHealth has partnered with Innovation Scientific and is now offering COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test kits for sale to business clients.
Why should we conduct on-site rapid testing?
On-site screening may provide an immediate indication as to the possible infectivity of any individual on a given worksite, which will allow management to take swift and appropriate actions to maintain workplace safety. However, on-site rapid testing is not a substitute for maintaining good practice when it comes to infection control, COVID-safe plans and hygiene procedures should also be implemented.
Is the COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit TGA Approved?
Yes, it is. Find the COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device listed on the TGA site here.
What is included in each kit?
Each kit contains all the equipment required to perform 5 individual tests.
- Individually packed test device – 20
- Extraction tube with buffer -20
- Sample collection swab – 20
- Tube stand – 1
- Instruction Guide – 1
Who should conduct testing using the COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test kits?
Tests must be conducted or supervised by a health practitioner as defined in Section 3 of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. Additionally, they must undergo training provided by AusHealth on correct use of the device and interpretation of the test result.
Further clarification of these rules can be found on the TGA website here.