Feb 26

Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)

Dear Patients,

The team from Gordon 7 Day Medical Centre hopes you are staying safe and well, especially for those who are going back to the office or school. With the wide adoption of Rapid Antigen Tests (‘RAT’), following are some basic information about RAT from the NSW Health Department.  

Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) 

What happens if I get a positive RAT result? 

If you get a positive RAT result and unsure of the next step, you may follow the guideline below.

Test result Symptoms Exposure risk Next step 
Known or unknown contact You are a confirmed case, follow the advice for people testing positive for COVID-19 
Or  Known high risk or household contact You are a confirmed case, follow the advice for people testing positive for COVID-19 
  No known contact You may be a confirmed case. Take another rapid antigen test within 24 hours or have a PCR test 

What type of RAT should I use? 

The Therapeutic Goods Administration provides a full list of RAT kits approved in Australia and how to use each one correctly. Please refer to https://www.tga.gov.au/covid-19-rapid-antigen-self-tests-are-approved-australia 

How do I use a RAT kit? 

Each RAT differs slightly so please follow the instructions of the RAT you are using. NSW Health has provided a quick video on how to use a basic nasal test. Click Here to watch the video.  

Can I eat or drink before using a saliva sample RAT? 

The answer is, “No. NSW Health recommends you do not eat, drink or brush your teeth for at least 30 minutes before doing a saliva rapid antigen test. This will ensure a clean sample is taken.” 

For full information on RAT for Covid-19 from the NSW Health, please refer to: 

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/rapid-antigen-tests-for-covid-19

How do I register a positive RAT result? 

From 12 January 2022, people who test positive to a Covid-19 RAT at home must register with Service NSW. You do not need to register if you have had: 

  • A negative or invalid RAT result 
  • A positive PCR test in the 28 days before your positive RAT 

To understand your eligibility, what you need and how to register, please refer to: 

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-positive-rapid-antigen-test-result

Booster Eligibility 

You are eligible for a booster vaccination if you: 

  • are fully vaccinated (have received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine), 
  • are aged 16 and over, and 
  • have received your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago. 

For further information please see the NSW Government website Here. 

Welcoming New Doctors at Our Practice 

Please join us to welcome our new doctors in the clinic. We attached their bio and area of special interest.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you like to know more about them or book an appointment Here.  

Dr Aaron Tso

Background – Dr. Aaron Tso completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland after first completing a degree in Medical Science with Honours at the University of Sydney. He spent a few years working as a resident around South-East Queensland before deciding to come home to Sydney and pursue GP training. He is fluent in Cantonese and eager to continue improving his Mandarin. 
Special Interests –  Paediatrics, lifestyle/preventative medicine and mental health. 
Personal Interests – Enjoys playing with his infant son, board games, martial arts, motorcycles, and bushwalks. 
Availability – Monday: 8am-6pm; Tuesday & Wednesday: 8am to 5pm; Alternate Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Dr Evan Cameron

Background – Previously trained in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Evan Cameron completed a graduate medical degree at the University of Sydney in 2014. His resident years were spent in the Hornsby and Northern Beaches area. He then worked for 2 years in Emergency Medicine at Westmead, and 1 year in Addiction Medicine in the Westmead/Blacktown/Mt Druitt region. 
Special Interests – Addiction medicine and most aspects of medicine. 
Personal Interests – He continues to enjoy dabbling in engineering and computer science. 
Availability – Monday & Thursday: 8am-6pm 

Dr Brodie Hookins

Background – Dr Hookins graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016. He has worked in the obstetrics and gynaecology departments of Royal North Shore, Hornsby and Gosford Hospitals, and has a special interest in antenatal care, women’s health, and family planning. He spent the last year working in rural medicine in Central Western NSW and has returned to Sydney to complete his training in general practice. 
Special interests – Very interested in care during pregnancy, women’s health, paediatric medicine, mental health as well as drug and alcohol use, skin procedures, palliative care, holistic care and general medicine. 
Personal Interests – outside of work he enjoys music, photography, kayaking, film, and bushwalking. 
Availability – Monday: 8am-4pm; Wednesday: 8am-12pm; Friday: 8am – 6pm

Dr Clayton Leung

Background: Dr. Clayton Leung graduated from medical school in 2012 at the University of Western Sydney. He went on to train in various hospitals across the country including Queensland and South Australia, where he gained valuable skills and experience in rural settings.  Before Australia, Clayton grew up in Canada. He completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto. Having lived in multiple countries, he has a great appreciation and respect for the diverse range of cultures and backgrounds that patients come from.  
Special Interests – Paediatric and adult general medicine, especially preventative care and chronic disease management. He is a firm believer in improving health outcomes through establishment of a trusting relationship with his patients. He speaks fluent Cantonese. 
Personal Interests – When not working, Clayton enjoys food and travelling. He would also spend hours trying to perfect his coffee making skills. 
Availability – Monday & Thursday: 9am-6pm; Alternate Saturday: 9am-1pm

Please take care and stay safe.   

Best wishes, 
The Team from Gordon 7 Day Medical Centre 

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