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Hough Sars-Cov-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kit Nasal Swab 5pk - $49.95 Free Delivery @ HealthyLife

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The Hough Covid-19 Home Test is intended for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens from individuals with symptoms or other epidemiological reasons to suspect a SARS-Cov-2 infection. This test is authorized for home use with self-collected direct anterior nasal swab samples from individuals aged 13 years or older or adult collected anterior nasal swab samples from individuals aged 7 years or older. The Hough Covid-19 Home Test is intended for use in patients within 7 days of symptom onset. TGA Approved - ARTG 345031

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  • Some of Hough's tests have no evidence of Omicron detection, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Lambda variants.

    • -1

      have no evidence

      so why the upvote if it doesn't work?

      • +1

        Because one of Hough's test is detecting Omicron, it's unclear which one is which from the image and the wording.

          • +7

            @jv: I prefer people to make their own decision

    • Clinical Evaluation
      The sensitivity of the test was determined with 34 PCR confirmed positive
      swab samples. The specificity was determined with 141 PCR confirmed
      negative swab samples. A sensitivity of 94.12% (32/34 known confirmed
      Postives) and a specificity of 100.00% (141/141 known confirmed Negatives) were determined for the SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kit.
      Detection Against Viral Variants
      This test is not affected by variants Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Kappa,
      Epsilon, and Lambda.

      link

    • +3

      This exact test picked up omicron for me, not sure what you are referring to.

      • I'm referring TGA's information on this test from their website, nothing is made up

      • +11

        How do you know you had omnicron. I was positive and wasn't able to find out which variant it was

        • -1

          Omicron follows a pattern. Symptoms are quite streamlined and also the timing of your postive/negative tests is an indicator.

          Symptoms are far milder (i wouldn't even describe mine as being comparable to a bad cold), you dont get a temperature and congestion is far more common. Its not for certain but it is all but certain.

          Omicron symptoms also display faster than delta. I was symptomatic for 3 days while returning negative tests, something that is virtually unheard of with Delta.

  • This test is authorized for home use with self-collected direct anterior nasal swab samples from individuals aged 13 years or older

    So can't be used for all year 7 kids returning to school?

    • +30

      You can swab two kids and combine the age

      • +1

        good way to spread the virus.

        • +4

          But you're testing for it? Just ask them to stand together while you wait for results

          • +2

            @1tightwad: If one has it and the other doesn't there's a good chance the other will catch it then.

            • +24

              @jv: Swab the negative one first.

              • +24

                @1tightwad: This is why I come to ozbargain. You don't get this kind of common sense medical advice from the government!

  • +11

    How free delivery? In QLD be costs.

    • +8

      love this wording šŸ˜‚

      • +7

        maxwellish is OzBargain's local poet

        • +2

          Sign up and cost free!

      • +11

        Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick - Abraham Lincoln

        • +1

          Why

        • +2

          Thank
          When me president, they see

    • +3

      There not be costs in Vic

    • First delivery is free.

  • +7

    FYI this is middle tier "High Sensitivity".

    Between "Very high" and "Acceptable"

    • +24

      IMO this info should be in every RAT post. Instead of just copy/pasting the retailer garbage

      • True my good man! I concur.

      • +1

        Tests can be searched here

        or here for post market results

        • +1

          Have been aware of that since Day 1…

          My brain can't memorise all 23 entries to recall which brand is which sensitivity…

          So, you think the retailer copy/paste in this post is helpful? I don't. I think sensitivity is much more useful in the deal post.

          • @nismo: Agreed, I wish the OPs would right better posts.

            • @sween64: I guess my suggestion is more to the people (inc OP's) who inevitably end up editing most posts anyway, it could be added later if the OP doesn't add it themselves.

    • +11

      Indeed. In practice, though, there's not a meaningful real-world difference between this test and one of the "very high" sensitivity tests. The dividing line between the categories is clinical sensitivity of 95%.

      It appears that Hough relied on a trial showing 94.1% sensitivity. Looking at some of the "very high" sensitivity tests, All Test's trial showed 95.9% sensitivity, Clungene's trial showed 95.1% sensitivity, and Panbio's trial showed 95.2% sensitivity. All of these results have substantial confidence intervals (i.e. they're not precise figures), and sensitivity will also be affected by the variant and by whether the test subject is using the test correctly.

      So I wouldn't get hung up about the difference between Hough and one of the "very high" sensitivity tests. What's more important is that, whichever test you get, you follow the instructions carefully.

    • +1

      Most of the "very high sensitive" are in the 95.0-95.9% range. This is 94.12%.

      They are likely to be close to identical given the percentages are likely to be soft at best. Ie a manufacturer reported %, and I don't think they did 10s of thousands of tests comparing each brand using the same methodology required to get those kinds of 0.01% accuracy levels. Even 1 or 3% error margins are quite possible if not more.

  • +7

    the government has a stockpile of 10 million, we will be flooded soon with RATS, with Scott Morrison as the pied piper

    • +5

      As he toots his horn saying, "see, no problem with supply. Please vote for me"

    • +8

      the government has a stockpile of 10 million

      NSW Dept of Education is requiring 2 million+ students be tested twice a week. So this supply won't even last two weeks in one state.
      Welcome to clown world.

      • They are nice to help parents to stock pile em :)

      • +1

        Wait for a lot of 2 packs to popup on ebay. Should be some good lunch money for the students though.

    • 25 million people, using one rat once a week.

  • +3

    I've had two boxes of these with really difficult to read results (yes, I'm using the torch).

    • -2

      Difficult to see the solid red line that glows strongly in the uv light?

      • -2

        wHy diDn't I thInK oF ThaT?! Yes. It must have been a bad batch or something because friends have been able to read theirs easily. See how I didn't say "these all suck"?

    • I've used this one during the Christmas period and didn't have an issue. Must just be batch to batch?

    • the "solid red" line is not always vivid… sometimes gives a very faint red line which is the one hard to see on these.

      • I had the same issue. The ones without the need for a torch are much easier to see the faintest of positive lines.

    • +3

      Same issue, I find the 2san ones much easier to use and read

    • I've had the same issue. I found negative results had a clear C line, but positive results had a clear T line but a super faint C line. It makes you think the positive result is a dud. I rechecked with another RAT that didn't need a UV torch to confirm and it was much easier to confirm a negative result.

      I wouldn't recommend the Hough tests that require a UV torch, however its not like you can pick and choose which RAT test you use since there are so few available.

      • +2

        They're becoming much more attainable now, only a couple weeks until the market is completely flooded

    • +1

      Just sharing my experience with these - obviously people have different experiences and I've likely got some from a bad batch (although I also don't like the need for the torch). I've gone through 20ish 2Sans, four Panbio and eight Houghs. Only had trouble with the "C" line on the Houghs.

  • +1

    same ones stocked by coles and IGA

    • Office works had this brand as well.

  • +3

    Two out of five of mine invalid. PCR confirmed positive. Completely worthless tests.

    • +4

      Shhh… the emperor's new clothes are surely the finest garments you have ever seen!

    • +3

      While this is probably not what you want to hear, the most likely cause of an invalid test is user error. It doesn't mean the test kits are "worthless".

    • +1

      Unclear what your word "invalid" means in this context.
      False positive or false negative ?
      Or the test failed to give a control marker, in which case the test truly failed and was "invalid".
      But as said above - this is usually due to user error.

  • +4

    Just an idea for others, we have been sharing the test cassette. We got spare nasal swabs and we will just use one vial of fluid and cassette to save on tests. If it shows positive we both have to test again either way

  • +2

    Great deal! Been looking for a while without being able to get any. Thanks!

  • $0.05 off from being eligible for free shipping. Shame.

    • +1

      Free shipping over $30

      • Am I doing something wrong? It's charging me $7.95.

        • +1

          If you sign up as a member it's free over $30

    • I noticed that as well.
      But first order when signed up is free delivery.

  • -1

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jan/28/only-...

    Hough "home test" doesn't explicitly state it detects omicron.

    https://www.tga.gov.au/post-market-review-antigen-and-rapid-...

    Nice to know they're selling these kits knowing they might not work. But if you still want a 5pk, they're selling them at our Coles for $50.

    • +4

      It certainly worked for me!

  • +1

    fyi still yet to detect omicron - "Evidence of performance against Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Lambda variants" https://www.tga.gov.au/post-market-review-antigen-and-rapid-...

    just put "Hough" in search box under review status

    • 28/54 listed do detect Omicron

      • +2

        Only 16 are self-tests (the rest are point-of-care). Of those, 9 have evidence of performance against Omicron. They have the following test kit names:

        • Panbio COVID-19 Antigen Self-test (Nasal)
        • All Test SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Nasal Swab) Self-Test (INCP-502H)
        • All Test COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (Oral Fluid) Self-Test (ICOV-802H)
        • My Covid Test Antigen Rapid Test (Oral Fluid) Self-Test (ICOV-802H)
        • V-Chek COVID-19 Antigen Saliva Test
        • JusChek SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test
        • InnoScreen COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device (Self Test)
        • CareStart COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
        • LYHER Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Antigen Test Kit (colloidal Gold) Self-Test
  • +2

    these ones come with a free csi light so you can check your bed as well!

    • or shine them on your teeth to reveal if you do indeed brush well.

  • +1

    Thanks OP! Finally managed to get one!

  • +2

    Can confirm from personal experience that these detect COVID lol

  • Great test, great price! Get it up ya!

  • +1

    5.5% back from cashrewards…what a deal lol

  • +1

    How is this still in stock after 4 hrs in Ozbargain? No one cares any more? Actually makes sense, I did a PCR test today and the wait time was 15 mins only, in and out. I think these will drop to their cost price of $2 soon enough.

    • I am thinking the same.
      Bought a pack before Christmas from Officeworks and still have 2 left.
      Iā€™m not buying anymore until they are all on the shelves everywhere.

      It Will be like how hand sanitiser was, prices will be $20 a 5 pack in a month or so.

    • Many people can get these for free from their state run testing clinics - who would have thought making a commodity free would have stopped panic buying?!

      • Human species activate their lizard brain at the worst times.

  • Thanks finally managed to order

  • Concessional card holders are getting them for free and school children are getting them for free too. All of a sudden, the prices have dropped from $15 a pop to $10 a pop. Still much further to go. Good to see the price gouging eroding away.

    • +2

      These ones were always about $10 each from healthy life. I'm waiting for the sales to hit last year's discounted prices (lyher were 7 pack for $43).

  • Also available at Woolworths online. 5 pcs $50.

  • +1

    The UV light is hit and miss. Didn't work in one box I had but was fine in others.

  • Back in stock.

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