The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult period for Australians. From the fear and uncertainty of the disease itself, to experiencing sick loved ones or being sick ourselves, to the seemingly endless lockdowns imposed across the country, the pandemic hasn’t been a very pleasant couple of years in Oz.
But one thing we can be happy about is the rapid rise in medical technology to treat the virus. From our high vaccination rates to new medications on the horizon, as well as our amazing healthcare system, Australia is now in a good position to live alongside the virus hopefully without too many future hurdles.
One of the tools developed to help slow the spread of the virus is the awesome COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit and the amazing benefits it has for combating the virus.
Let’s take a look at some of these benefits and why rapid antigen test kits should be on-hand at businesses and homes.
They are easy to use
The general public may have been pretty concerned about COVID-19 testing when it first came out, with people speaking of the nasal swab going a bit far up the nose etc. but we now know it’s nothing to be afraid of and can now easily be done at home!
The rapid antigen test kit utilises the same process found at your local COVID-19 testing centre – a simple nasal swab that is then used to detect the virus in your system. But what’s great about the rapid antigen test kit is that you don’t have to go to a testing centre to have it completed – you can do it from the comfort and privacy of your own home or, if necessary, your workplace.
They are trusted across the world
Panbio is one of the most trusted brands across the world, with their products available in over 100 countries. You can trust that Panbio produces reliable, high quality medical goods that, in this case, can provide an accurate COVID-19 test result reading.
They detect COVID-19 with or without symptoms
Many people contract COVID-19 without succumbing to its symptoms, and this could increase with the potential of vaccinations to limit the harmful effects of the disease. If you suspect you may have come into close contact with a person experiencing COVID-19 – but you are not experiencing symptoms yourself – you can simply use a rapid antigen test to find out if you are an asymptomatic carrier of the virus.
They provide rapid results
One of the ultimate benefits of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests is that they provide results in real-time. Did you ever have to wait two hours at the testing centre, get tested, go home and isolate until you got your results, typically a day later?
With Panbio rapid antigen tests, you will receive your COVID-19 test results in about 15 minutes, with a clear, accurate reading telling you if you have contracted the virus or not.
Suitable for all ages
Panbio rapid antigen tests aren’t only for adults, and can be applied to children if supervised by an adult.
Provides step-by-step process
Your Panbio rapid antigen test comes with an easy-to-read, step-by-step process which clearly details how to perform the test.
Great for the workplace
Employee confidence has been down when it comes to being in the office throughout the pandemic period. One of the great things about rapid antigen tests is that they can be performed in the office so that results can be quickly achieved and – in the event of anyone carrying the virus – that person can be quickly removed from the workplace and sent home for isolation.