FAQs

What is the test sensitivity and specificity?

Relative sensitivity: 88.9% (76.5%~95.2%)*
Relative specificity: 98.6% (94.9%~99.6%)*
Overall agreement: 96.2% (92.4%~98.1%)*
*95% Confidence Interval

How do I know if the test worked well?

The COVID-19 Antigen Saliva Test Kit is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay and detects SARS-CoV-2 viral antigens in saliva samples through visual interpretation of colour development. Once the control line (C) appears, it means the test kit has performed properly. 

When is the best time to run the test?

The test can be done at any time of the day as long as you do not eat, drink, smoke, brush teeth, or chew gum for 30 minutes before collecting saliva.

How soon can I read my results?

The test results can be seen after 15 minutes as long as a coloured band or line appears in the Control region (C). Do not read result after 30 minutes.

How to interpret the test if the colour and the intensity of the lines vary?

The intensity of the colour in the Test area (T) varies. However, any shade in the Test area (T) should be considered positive.

Can the result be incorrect and are there any factors that can affect the test result?

The results will only give accurate results as far as carefully following the instructions. However, the result can be incorrect. Not pushing the saliva collector all the way into the extraction tube, insufficient sample size, or expired tests are the most likely reasons for the missing. Non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus viral strains or other interference factors may cause a preliminary Positive Result.

What do I have to do if the test result is positive?

If you get a positive result, it indicates a possible SARS-CoV-2 infection. A positive result also means you are at risk of infecting others, please contact a doctor or the local health department immediately for a confirmatory PCR test and for follow-up clinical care. Call your State or Territory COVID hotline for further advice. 

What do I have to do if the result is negative?

Negative results do not completely rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection. Please continue to comply with all applicable rules regarding contact with others and protective measures. An infection can also be present if the test is negative. In case of suspicion, being in a high risk setting or where there is an occupational risk or other requirement, repeat the tests after 1-3 days or have a RT-PCR test, as the coronavirus cannot be accurately detected in all phases of an infection. 

How do I place an order for over 1000 units?

We provide special pricing for bulk orders of 1000+ units and wholesale orders of 10,000+. Email us at hello@rocketcovidtests.com.au to enquire.

Contact information for locally available support services.

For advice on how to seek medical assistance or get RT-PCR confirmation tested for COVID-19 please contact your state or territory health authority. Contact TGA to report an issue via the Users Medical Device Incident Report on email iris@tga.gov.au or call 1800 809 361.