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Complementary use of RAT's with PCR tests

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It's time for authorities to recognise that RAT's (rapid antigen tests, also called lateral flow tests) are very useful and should be made readily available in Australia. RAT's are taken in a similar way to PCR tests, but use technology more akin to pregnancy tests. They are much cheaper and faster.
Millions of RAT's were rolled out to households across the UK mid year so that people could take swabs and test themselves at home.
The “rapid testing” method allows people to find out whether they are asymptomatic carriers of Covid-19 and can yield results within 30 minutes. Advertising in the UK shows how RAT's are used in conjunction with PCR tests.
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By Lynn Wood

29 December 2021



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