With increasing cases of Covid-19 Omicron variant cases, self test kits will prove to become the first layer in protecting oneself and making sure for employers that the employees entering the work premises are also testing Negative.
Rapid antigen tests are a faster way to test for COVID-19 than traditional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. They do not replace a PCR test. A PCR test is still the most accurate and reliable test to detect and diagnose COVID-19.
If one tests positive in self test, she/he must take PCR test immediately to verify. RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) should be used a screening test and not a diagnosis for Covid-19
Although TGA has a list of the sensitivity of various tests, one should make sure to check the expiry date of the kit.