The Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia has approved multiple rapid antigen tests to screen for COVID-19. And if you're looking to stock up on rapid antigen tests for your household, we've got you covered at Clinical Supplies.
Our website offers a steady supply of rapid antigen tests that may not be available in other stores and pharmacies in Australia. Due to the high demands of rapid antigen tests, it can be hard to find a steady supply. But at Clinical Supplies, we have the answer.
To purchase rapid antigen test kits, or RAT kits for your home, simply head to our website and online store to place an order.
Once your order is placed and we confirm the order, we will send the RATs to your doorstep, saving you a trip to different health supplies stores and testing clinics.
Why Use Rapid Antigen Tests?
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian government only considered PCR tests to screen for COVID-19. However, a PCR test is impractical, expensive, and difficult to administer.
So, the Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved multiple rapid antigen testing kits and the Australian government recommended using these self-test RAT tests to screen for COVID-19 at home.
These rapid antigen tests offer quick and reliable COVID-19 results, which is why they are in high demand in Australia. With that said, we keep our stock levels high at Clinical Supplies, so you will always be able to get your hands on a COVID-19 rapid antigen test.
Here are some reasons why COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are highly recommended for personal use in Australia;
Standard PCR tests take a few hours and at times a couple of days to process the results. On the flip side, rapid antigen tests can show you an accurate negative or positive result in a matter of minutes. After testing, the rapid antigen test cassette can show you your results in 15-30 minutes, making it much faster than the standard PCR test.
No More Testing Clinics
When taking a PCR test, you need to go to a separate testing clinic and have a health professional conduct the nasal swab and process the results for you. With rapid antigen testing kits or RAT kits, you can self-test yourself for COVID-19 at home, reducing the risk of exposure to other people.
Accessible and Affordable
One of the reasons the state government removed the PCR testing requirement is that PCR tests are expensive. However, rapid tests are very affordable and available at a much lower price. At Clinical Supplies, we keep a constant supply of self-test kits for home use, making sure you can find the right one for you whenever you need it.
On top of that, we offer delivery services all across the country, so you won't even have to go to a medical supplies site to buy a RAT kit for yourself.
Are COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests Accurate?
Yes, you can get an accurate result with a COVID-19 rapid antigen test. RAT kits offer accurate results, but to ensure that you don't get a false negative or false positive result, you have to go through the proper procedure.
So, make sure to go through the instructions on your RAT kits and collect the nasal swab or saliva sample properly. It's also helpful to prepare a wide and sanitised space when using the test kits to avoid contaminating the nasal swab or the test kits yourself.
All the RAT test kits at Clinical supplies have received TGA approval and can provide you with accurate results.
If you or any member of your household tested positive for COVID-19, make sure to isolate right away and alert anyone you've come into close contact with of your positive result. That way, they can isolate and test themselves as well, reducing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
Additionally, after conducting the nasal swab, make sure to dispose of the RAT kits properly and safely.
If you test positive for COVID-19 quarantine immediately and alert the relevant authorities in your area.