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Covid 19 Rapid Antigen Testing

The SureScreen Diagnostics COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Cassette is a self-test for a quick, easy and efficient method of detecting COVID-19 using a nasal swab sample.

SureScreen Diagnostics COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test

  • Has a Very High Sensitivity (96.1%) and a Specificity at 99.0%.
  • 10-minute test
  • New BIODEGRADABLE test cassette
  • ARTG 387662
  • Manufactured in the United kingdom

Covid 19 Rapid Antigen Testing

The SureScreen Diagnostics COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Cassette is a self-test for a quick, easy and efficient method of detecting COVID-19 using a nasal swab sample.

SureScreen Diagnostics COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test

  • Has a Very High Sensitivity (96.1%) and a Specificity at 99.0%.
  • 10-minute test
  • New BIODEGRADABLE test cassette
  • ARTG 387662
  • Manufactured in the United kingdom

SureScreen Diagnostic Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test – Gold (Self-Test) 2 and 5pack

The SureScreen Diagnostics COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Cassette self-tests are quick, easy and efficient methods of detecting COVID-19 using a nasal swab sample. Testing yourself or someone else should take no longer than 15 minutes, and results will be ready after 10 minutes. 

Below you can find information about interpreting your test results and a table with links to further contact information.

A Better Way to Conduct RAT Tests for Adults

SureScreen RAT Tests are a quick and easy way to test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that you and your family stay safe, SureScreen tests are accessible and simple to use. Within minutes, you’ll know whether or not you have tested positive to COVID-19.

SureScreen RAT Tests are highly accurate (laboratory tested to 98.2% across 539 testing subjects), and can be used to screen for the presence of COVID-19 in the system quickly and efficiently. SureScreen RAT Tests are an ideal tool for detecting outbreaks early and preventing the spread of the disease to our most vulnerable members in the community.

If you think you may have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or are showing symptoms, SureScreen RAT Tests are a fast, cost-efficient way to find screen for the virus without a PCR test.

How to take a test

Interpretation of results

Positive Result

Two lines appear. One coloured line should be in the control line region (C), and another coloured line should be in the test line region (T) two lines, one next to C and one next to T, even faint lines, shows the test is positive.

A positive result is likely that you are currently infected with COVID-19 and you should self-isolate. 

What a positive result means

If you get a positive result, it is likely you are currently infected with COVID-19 and risk infecting others. Contact local state or territory health department regarding confirmatory testing (PCR) and isolation requirements for you and close contacts: Click here

Negative Result

One coloured line appears in the control line (C) region. No line appears in the test line (T) region.

What a negative result means

If you get a negative result, This is not a guarantee that you do not have COVID-19. If clinical symptoms persist or you are in a high risk setting or an occupational risk environment, it is recommended to test again with a new test in 1-3 days

Void (invalid) Result 

There is NO line in the control line (C) region.

What a void result means

If you get a void result, This could mean that the test has not run correctly, and it is not possible to say if you had the virus when the test was done. You need to use another test from the pack as soon as possible. Do not reuse anything from the first test and start the test procedure from step 1. 

If the problem persist, discontinue the use of these test kits, and contact the Australia Sponsor: (02) 9061 0577 . 9am – 7pm (AEST)

Frequently Asked Questions

RAT Tests or Rapid Antigen Testing are a diagnostic tool for COVID-19 that provide an expedited result or diagnosis in as little as 10-minutes.

There are a number of advantages to using rapid antigen tests over traditional diagnostic methods such as PCR or culture. Primarily, rapid antigen tests can produce results in a matter of minutes, whereas a conventional PCR test may take hours or even days – which doesn’t include the time that you spend waiting to get tested. This is important for quickly diagnosing and treating patients with viral infections. Second, rapid antigen tests are less expensive than other diagnostic methods.

There are two types of COVID-19 tests that Australian’s can take to test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2:
  1. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests
  2. Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)
The Australian Health Direct government website provides the following guidance on when to take a PCR test:
  • You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms – a full list can be found here
  • You have recorded a positive RAT and need a PCR test to confirm your diagnosis in order to travel – you will need to check state or territory legislation to confirm.
  • You are a close contact to someone that has tested positive and do not have a RAT test available.
The Australian Health Direct government website provides the following guidance on when you should take a RAT test:
  • You’ve been in contact (not close contact) with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19
  • You need to check whether you have COVID-19 before attending an event such as a restaurant, festival, gathering.
  • You are required to perform a RAT test to attend work or school
Yes, clinical studies from SureScreen found that the SARS-CoV-2 variant Alpha (B.1.1.7), Beta (B.1.351), Gamma(P.1), Delta (B.1.617.2), Omicron (B.1.1.529) and new variant (B.1.640.2) could be detected out by the device at specific concentrations.
SureScreen Rapid Antigen Testing is extremely reliable. Recent clinical research for the SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test by SureScreen recorded a 98.3% accuracy rate across 539 testing subjects.

Yes, while SureScreen Rapid Tests are a valuable way to check for the presence of COVID-19, however, they still do have some room for error in use.

Results from tests are only considered reliable when the instructions for administering the test have been followed carefully.

If the sample used during the test is deemed inadequate, is compromised/contaminated or if the number of extraction buffer drops are less than 3 or more than 4, then the test may not be reliable.

Limitations associated with the RAT test are outlined in the information sheet that you receive in the box.

We recommend using the SureScreen RAT test in symptomatic individuals who have experienced an acute onset of fever, cough, general weakness/fatigue, headache, myalgia, sore throat, coryza, dyspnoea, nausea/vomiting, diarrhoea, altered mental status.

Rapid Antigen Testing may also be valuable in individuals who have been exposed to the virus but are not yet showing any symptoms. Early diagnosis can help to stop the spread of the virus and ensure that individuals know when they need to isolate from family and friends.

Yes, here is some guidance for administering the at-home COVID test from SureScreen:

  • The test cassette should remain in the sealed pouch until ready to use.
  • Do not use any nasal sprays 15 minutes prior to testing.
  • Children under 12 years of age should be tested by an adult.
  • Users with a nosebleed should not use this device.
  • Tests are less reliable in the later phase of infection or asymptomatic individuals
  • The extraction buffer contains materials which may create irritation if it comes into contact with the skin or eyes. If the solution contacts with the skin or eye, wash with excess water thoroughly. If irritation persists, please seek medical attention.
  • These test kits are only designed for human use – not your fluffy friends

Before using SureScreen SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test for adults, you must follow these instructions:

  1. The test must be room temperature (15°C to 30°C). If the kit has been stored in a cool area (less than 15°C), leave it at normal room temperature for 20 minutes before using.
  2. Check the expiration date on the box. Do not use if the kit if it has been damaged or has expired
  3. Do not use any nasal sprays 15 minutes prior to testing

SureScreen continues to focus on new and emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 worldwide and closely
tracks the mutant strains reported by WHO and GISAID. Recently, four new subtypes of SARS-CoV-2
Omicron has attracted attention, including BA.2.12, BA.2.12.1, BA.4 and BA.5. Analysis of the mutations on the nucleocapsid protein and testing to determine minimum detection limit of the recombinant N protein indicates that the SureScreen Rapid Antigen Test will identify these new variants.