Rapid Antigen Test FAQ's
Are your covid tests TGA approved?
Yes, we only carry tests that are included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. ARTG - 333341
How does the CLUNGENE COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test work?
The CLUNGENE COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is a type of test called an antigen test. When you have COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) can be present in your nasal secretions. The CLUNGENE COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test can detect small parts of SARS-CoV-2 virus in your nasal secretions. These small parts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are known as proteins or antigens.
What is included in the test kit?
1. Test Cassette
2. Extraction Reagent Tube
4. Waste Bag
5. Instructions for Use
Will this test hurt?
No, the nasal swab is not sharp and it should not hurt. Sometimes the swab can feel slightly uncomfortable or tickly. If you feel pain, please stop the test and seek advice from a doctor.
Can these rapid antigen tests be used at home?
Yes. These COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods can be performed at home.
Do your rapid tests work for all covid-19 variants (delta, omicron, alpha etc.)?
Yes. These rapid antigen tests will still detect COVID-19 whether it is delta or alpha or omicron. For more information on these tests, read here: https://www.tga.gov.au/sites/default/files/covid-19-rapid-antigen-self-tests-are-approved-australia-ifu-333341.pdf
How effective are rapid antigen tests compared to PCR tests?
PCR tests are still viewed as the gold standard for diagnostic testing.
Clinical PerformanceThe clinical performance of CLUNGENE COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test for self-testing was evaluated in a prospective study in Greece between June 2021 and July 2021. A total of 578 laypersons (of which, 122 within 7 days post symptom onset) were sequentially enrolled. No additional training or instructions were provided. Self-sampling with nasal swabs and self-testing were conducted by participants using the COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test. For comparison, to each of the participants, an RT-PCR testing was performed by professional sampling with nasopharyngeal swab. The COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test showed a sensitivity of 95.1% (95% confidence interval: 89.7%-97.7%, N=122) and a specificity of 100% (95% confidence interval: 99.2%-100%, N=456) compared to RT-PCR.
When should I use a rapid antigen test?
Read the guidelines here: Click here for Victorian Government guidelines
What do I have to do if I test positive on a rapid antigen test?
It is likely you have COVID-19. Note: the result is positive even if the second line is very thin/faint.
What to do next:
Get a standard COVID (PCR) test immediately.
Tell the testing site about your positive rapid antigen test.
How do I use these rapid antigen tests?
Each test kit comes with instructions for use.
1. Take a sample
Before you perform the test, wash your hands.
Make sure to only touch the swab by the handle when you take it out of the packaging.
Turn your head slightly back. Insert the cotton swab into one nostril. As you feel resistance, gently push the swab forward two centimeters (parallel to the roof of your mouth). Make sure to not exert pressure while doing so.
For an approximate total of 15 seconds, turn the swab 4 times against the inside of your nose and then remove it.
In the other nostril, use the same swab.
2. In the extraction buffer, dissolve the sample
Add extraction buffer to the tube with the swab.
Rotate the swab gently more than 10 times by squeezing the tube at the bottom.
As you pull the swab out of the tube, continue to squeeze the sides of the tube so that all of the liquid is forced out.
Make sure the dispenser cap is firmly attached to the tube.
3. Fill the test cassette with the dissolved sample
A flat surface should be used to place the test strip.
Place the tube vertically over the circular marked area (not the rectangular result area).
You must drop exactly four drops on the field.
If necessary, gently squeeze the tube.
4. Review your results
After 15-30 minutes, read the test result.
Results that are read after more than 30 minutes may not be accurate.
Shipping & Returns
Can I pick up my rapid covid test?
No. This is a delivery only service.
How long does shipping take?
All products are express shipped from Melbourne and usually take 2-3 business days.
* For Pre-Order Products please refer to individual product pages for dispatch dates.
*Please note Australia Post may face shipping impacts and delays.
Can I return my product?
Unfortunately as it's a health product we are not able to issue a return.
How do I track my order?
Once your order has been shipped, you will receive a tracking number via email. Use this to track the delivery status of your order.
I want to cancel my order?
Orders can not be cancelled if it has already been shipped out.
I need to change my shipping address?
If your order has already been shipped to the original address provided the address can not be modified.
If you reach us before your order has been shipped out we may have time to update it.