Where to get a RAT?

Milboo

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Thankyou so much. Just did a bulk order for staff at work.
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I ordered some from here on 24th and they arrived to po Box in Adelaide today.
Ordered on 27th and not yet shipped
 

MelMel

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On 27/12 I have purchased from this site and still showing stock in all categories



…however this site /from which I ordered is sold out in all categories


Still awaiting deliveries of both
Have you received your order from My Covid Test yet? Availability seems to come and go, I just managed to order a couple of 5 packs.
 

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Have you received your order from My Covid Test yet? Availability seems to come and go, I just managed to order a couple of 5 packs.
No - although two days ago received notification ‘order is ‘processed’
so expecting that means it’s been sent but no tracking. Lucky I had stocked up and not relied on them
 

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Faint RAT this morning. Mrsandye still negative for now
You never know... good friend had 2 x faint +ve RATs last Friday, went to PCR as he just couldn't assure himself it was +ve, and got back a -ve PCR. Happy days, for now.
 

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You never know... good friend had 2 x faint +ve RATs last Friday, went to PCR as he just couldn't assure himself it was +ve, and got back a -ve PCR. Happy days, for now.

Do you happen to know brand of the RAT? Wondering if it was one of the TGA Very High, High or Acceptable sensitivity?
 

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Up until last week at work we had a number of positive RATs either faint or strong that returned negative PCR. In the past week we have had about 20 positive RAT that have turned in to positive PCR, and several symptomatic negative RAT that have been positive on PCR. Seems like a bit of a coughshoot at times.

Edit: Work RATs are all very high sensitivity
 
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I know of a situation, RAT+, then PCR-, then RAT+ the next day! (its still PCR-, every day for a week)
Yes, I'm sure there's a bunch of odd and opposing outcomes out there... he only decided to take the PCR route as he had immunocompromised family members that either live with him or who he had recently seen, and wanted to be sure on what measures or further testing may be needed
 

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Do you happen to know brand of the RAT? Wondering if it was one of the TGA Very High, High or Acceptable sensitivity?
Yes - it was one of the lower sensitivity ones (Acceptable). I believe it was the EcoTest oral liquid RAT. I've suggested he find some from the highest category range
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Mine was an Abbott one from hospital View attachment 268726
These are in the [best] very high sensitivity category:
 

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My RATs are still coming back as "ships on 17 Jan". Meanwhile our local SNP has closed down (staff needed elsewhere) and damned if I'm driving 100k if I get symptoms just to register as a statistic.
 

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My RATs are still coming back as "ships on 17 Jan". Meanwhile our local SNP has closed down (staff needed elsewhere) and damned if I'm driving 100k if I get symptoms just to register as a statistic.
Of course that's not the intention at all. Purely to shorten the delays on PCR processing.
 
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