NSW turns to rapid antigen tests to curb COVID-19 outbreak

Their accuracy is generally lower than a PCR test, but turnaround can be 15-20 minutes

Rapid antigen testing will be deployed to help curb the NSW COVID-19 outbreak despite warnings from the pathologists’ college the tests aren’t accurate enough.

Dean Whiting
Dean Whiting.

On Wednesday, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said her government was working with critical industries so they could be used for essential workers as well as year 12 students when they resume face-to-face learning.