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Where to buy COVID rapid antigen self-test online?
Do you need to do a COVID test at home? Links to buy antigen tests online are listed below
If you plan to travel, move overseas, or experience symptoms of COVID-19, you might want to do a test for reassurance. We have listed the links to the websites that sell rapid antigen tests online below.
Rapid antigen self-test kit is the quickest way to check if you have COVID-19. The test can be done at home and the test result is out in about 20 minutes. Your sample does not need to be sent to a laboratory like the PCR tests. Each test usually costs around HK$80 – 180.
At the moment, the infection rate is rising in Hong Kong each day. Even though the vaccination rate is high, you should still be tested. You can purchase test kits in advance for future just in case.
Reminder: Please check the price of similar products from other suppliers when buying rapid antigen test kits online. In general, a single-use test kit costs around HK$120. If the price is higher than that, you might want to avoid such vendors.
Compare at-home self-test rapid antigen test kits
You can find everything you need at HKTVmall, including homeware and food. It contains a full range of medical supplies to fight the pandemic.
- VIP members：HK$40 shipping cost for spending over HK$350
- You can choose from a wide range of test kits.
- Free delivery for spending over HK$500
- For spending below HK$ 500, the shipping cost is only HK$50
- Order before 11am for same-day delivery
Major pharmacy chain in Hong Kong
- Purchase can be delivered or picked up in store
- Sets of 20 tests (HK$87.45 per test) can be purchased
- Free delivery for spending over HK$ 399
- HK$45 delivery cost for spending below HK$399
- Log-on to their website to track your shipment
How to do a rapid antigen test for COVID-19
Are you unsure about how to do a rapid antigen test? We have prepared a video guide for you. Each brand has its own testing method so we are sharing the video guide from the largest manufacturer – here’s the step-by-step guide from NSW Health:
About self-testing at home
Rapid antigen test is a screening method that detects COVID-19 virus on those who are asymptomatic. You can conduct the tests at home without a laboratory or any medical personnel. You only need to put your saliva or nose-swab sample into the chemical solution, then wait for your result. Usually, the result can come back within 20 minutes.
Rapid antigen tests usually have a higher false negative rate – they are not as accurate as PCR tests. Preliminary research shows that rapid antigen tests can determine 72% of symptomatic COVID patients and 58% of asymptomatic patients. On the other hand, PCR test is very sensitive and accurate with an accuracy rate of 95% to 100%.