About Rapid Testing Kits
Yes. Buy with confidence knowing ALL tests kits on our website are included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Website
Under TGA guidelines, we are unable to provide performance details. Please refer to the documentation provided by each manufacturer. For more information on the accuracy of the rapid testing kits please see product pages of each brand.
Rapid Proof is one of Australia’s leading independent distributors of SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Self Tests. Based in Melbourne, we are wholesale distributors of Roche Diagnostics and Hough Pharma Rapid Testing Kits. We are proud to support them in their commitment to help Australia manage and respond to the pandemic.
Rapid Antigen tests - or lateral flow tests are used to detect antigens of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in nasal samples of individuals who are suspected of having COVID-19. This test is intended for self testing (eg. in the home or other environment).
These tests are not replacements for PCR tests. If you are concerned it is always best to conduct relevant authorities and have a PCR test.
The test can help you to quickly and easily determine whether you might be infected with SARS-CoV-2 or not. You can test yourself from the comfort of your home, without any specific training necessary.
The test has a shelf life of between 12-24 months from the manufacturing date depending on the manufacturer. The manufacturing and expiry date can be found on the back of the kit box inside the test kit.
The following items are required to perform the test and are included in each kit:
Test device (individually packed in a foil pouch with desiccant)
Tube with extraction buffer and carrier
The Hough Pharma kit also comes with a torch to help determine accurate results.
Roche is a swiss based company and the Roche Sars-CoVI-2 tests are manufactured SD Biosensor in South Korea.
Hough Pharma tests are manufactured by BIOHIT HealthCare (Hefei) Co Ltd (China).
How to handle the tests
Remove the swab from the packaging. Ensure that you only touch the handle of the swab and not the soft pad at the tip. Slightly tilt your head backwards and insert the swab with the soft pad at the front into your left nostril. Slowly slide the swab approx. 2 cm forward (parallel to the roof of your mouth - not upwards) until you encounter resistance. You should not apply any pressure. Then rotate the swab 4 times (for a total of approx. 15 seconds) against the lining of the nasal wall before removing it from the nostril. Repeat these steps in your right nostril using the same swab.
The test should be used at room temperature (15 - 30 °C).