Rapid Antigen Testing for COVID-19
What is Rapid Antigen Testing?
Rapid Antigen testing is a screening tool to help detect COVID-19 in people without any symptoms. The test is quick and easy to use onsite at your workplace, involving a nasal swab and point of care testing device. Results are available while you wait, within 10-15 minutes.
This contrasts with diagnostic (PCR) testing that involves a deep nasal and throat sample that is tested in a laboratory with results available 24-48 hours later.
By providing rapid results, Antigen Testing allows you to identify and isolate COVID affected workers much more quickly than PCR testing. Although PCR testing remains the gold standard in COVID testing, Rapid Antigen Testing gives you the speed you need to regain control and keep in front of the virus.
Benefits of Rapid Antigen Testing
Quick, non-invasive test
Results while you wait
Conducted onsite with minimal disruption to operations
Stymie virus spread through early identification and isolation of COVID affected staff
Keep staff at work, rather than at home awaiting PCR test results
Cost and time effective
Why choose DASA?
Our medical expertise provides much needed peace of mind in the fight against Covid-19. Associate Professor David Allen leads a team of experienced health professionals who conduct testing in a proficient and courteous manner, compliant with government guidelines.
In metropolitan areas, for any workers who return a positive antigen test, we offer a rapid PCR sample collection with direct-to-laboratory delivery. Dr Allen receives immediate notification of all laboratory results, ensuring prompt handling of all confirmed cases.