Rapid Antigen Tests

Keep yourself and your community safe by testing for COVID-19 with a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). 

By using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), you can safely test for COVID-19 in the comfort of your own home. Explore our range of RATs today.


Rapid Antigen Test FAQs

How accurate are Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT)?

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are generally 80% or more accurate in detecting COVID-19. They are more accurate when you are experiencing symptoms, so it’s better to take the test in the first seven days of having symptoms^.

^HealthDirect, COVID-19 testing, accessed 6 November 2023

How do I do a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)?

Follow the instructions that are provided with your purchased RAT test. These step-by-step instructions usually include a strong recommendation that you don’t eat, drink, smoke, brush your teeth or chew your gum for 10 to 30 minutes before doing the RAT test.

How do Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) work?

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) work by detecting the presence of proteins of the coronavirus^. They can be used anywhere without supervision from a healthcare professional, and return a result between 10 to 20 minutes. 

^HealthDirect, COVID-19 testing, accessed 6 November 2023