Understanding rapid antigen tests

Understanding rapid antigen tests Rapid antigen tests (RATs or RA tests) can be used to quickly check if you have COVID-19. They can provide a result quickly, usually within 15-30 minutes, and can be used at home.


When to use a rapid antigen test

 

Understanding rapid antigen tests

Who can get rapid antigen tests for free:
The following concession card holders can get up to 10 free rapid antigen tests over three months from a pharmacy:

  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs Gold, White or Orange Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Low Income Health Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card.

If you are a contact of someone with COVID-19 or you have symptoms you can get a rapid antigen test from a testing centre.

 

Understanding rapid antigen tests

 

For more information visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/rapid-antigen-tests

 

Understanding rapid antigen tests

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