We can now offer the Rapid Coronavirus COVID-19 Antigen Test- in clinic or as a mobile visit to your home.
What’s the difference between the COVID-19 Antigen Test and the COVID-19 PCR test?
The COVID-19 Antigen test detects specific proteins situated on the cell membranes of the COVID-19 virus and can be quickly detected, within 15 minutes, using the lateral flow immunoassay device.
In contrast The COVID-19 PCR test detects the virus’ genetic material (RNA) within a positive sample. This process involves a laboratory to test the sample, taking up to 72 hours to return a result.
PLEASE NOTE: The COVID-19 Antigen Test is not suitable for anyone travelling to a destination that requires a negative COVID PCR test. This test is only suitable for those travelling to some destinations that require a negative COVID test. It is your responsibility to confirm the entry requirements for your destination & ensure you undertake the correct test to meet those requirements.
We provide The instant COVID-19 Antigen Test only.
In clinic or home visit appointments available.
You can visit one of our Flying Physios clinics, where one of our Allied Health Professionals will take a two stage swab sample from the nose & throat. Alternatively, one of Allied health Professionals can visit you at home to administer the test. In both cases your result can be available in as little as 15 minutes. We can also issue an automated Fit to Fly certificate with all negative results*
Please ensure you read and understand the following important information:
* PLEASE NOTE: it is your responsibility to check the individual travel and test requirements of the airline and destination you have chosen to fly to. All foreign travel advice can be found by following this link. Enter your destination to check all entry test requirements.
The instant COVID-19 Antigen test is an effective method for detecting the presence of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus- the instant Antigen test also delivers quicker results. A two swab sample of the nose and throat means the Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test has an accuracy rate similar to the PCR test. The instant COVID-19 Antigen test requires a swab sample to be taken from the nose and throat areas, which is collected with the assistance of one of our Allied Health Practitioners.