How to take a rapid antigen test (RAT)

How to take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and read your result.

Published online: 
11 March 2022

Step by step instructions for:

  • collecting your sample
  • testing your sample
  • reading your results
  • reporting your results.

Most rapid antigen testing kits follow these principles, but may differ slightly so please follow the manufacturer's instructions in your rapid antigen test kit.

This handout is also available in other languages, and alternative formats, from the Unite Against COVID-19 website:

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