Frequently asked questions
No – your pharmacist will provide a rapid antigen test as part of your appointment. Guardian pharmacies only use TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) approved and authorised rapid antigen tests to ensure an accurate and reliable result. The pharmacist must personally supervise that the correct testing technique is conducted as per the manufacturer’s guidelines, which may differ depending on which test is being used, and can only certify the result if a registered RAT device is used.
As long as whichever test kit selected has been registered and approved for use in Australia by the TGA, a certificate will still be issued certifying the result. Consumers can check the list HERE for all TGA approved kits in Australia.
Rapid antigen tests can be used for all age groups, however children under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
If you receive a positive result, follow local Department of Health guidelines in your State or Territory.
This service is only suitable for asymptomatic patients who require a certified rapid antigen test for work, travel or entry purposes. Negative results will allow the pharmacist to issue a valid certificate of proof of result if asymptomatic. A negative test result is not a guarantee that you do not have coronavirus. Please continue to follow local Department of Health guidelines in your State or Territory.