Find out how we test for COVID-19 in Australia.
COVID-19 testing in your state or territory
About COVID-19 tests
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
To detect if a person has COVID-19, there are 3 kinds of tests:
- Nucleic acid detection tests - to detect SARS-CoV-2 viral (Ribonucleic acid) RNA
- Rapid antigen tests (RATs) - to detect antigen viral proteins from the SARS-CoV-2 virus
- Serology tests - to detect IgM and/or IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
If you are a sponsor or manufacturer and require more information about the regulatory process for COVID-19 tests, contact us on:
Telephone1800 141 144
If you have a general enquiry about COVID-19 contact the National Coronavirus Helpline on:
Telephone 1800 020 080 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
- The TGA has confirmed the performance of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests available on the Australian market with COVID-19 variants.