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Why use Rapid Antigen Testing Kits?

Importance of Rapid Antigen Testing Kits

Private businesses in Aotearoa New Zealand can now utilise Rapid Antigen Testing to help manage the health and safety of their workers in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.


A Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is a screening tool that looks for viral protein fragments to detect Covid-19. A proactive testing approach puts employers in control, allowing early detection of the most infectious Covid-19 cases before symptoms show.


Early detection of the virus prevents and significantly reduces transmission in the workplace, meaning employees are safer and businesses can continue to run as normally as possible.


Regular surveillance testing allows high-risk staff to come to work feeling safe and assured. Lower transmission levels mean less team members contracting the virus and therefore off work isolating.


Instant results allow live, real-time data around Covid-19. RAT tests are easy-to-use and time efficient, meaning employees are able test themselves with a simple nasal mucous swab and cassette and receive their result in just 15 minutes.


Businesses outside of the critical services groups are not supplied with RAT tests by the government, and therefore need to secure their own test.


AWA Medical is proud to provide the Orient Gene Rapid Antigen Test Kit, accredited by the Ministry of Health (Manatū Hauora), ISO (International Organization for Standardization), CE, MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency).


The Orient Gene Rapid Antigen Test Kit provides overall accuracy of 98.73%, sensitivity (accuracy in detecting positive results) of 97.25% and specificity (accuracy in detecting negative results) of 99.70%.


See more information on Awa Medical's RAT Kit available to purchase here. 

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