Hough COVID-19 Home Test

Hough COVID-19 Home Test

Hough COVID-19 Home Test

44 reviews

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44 reviews
44 reviews
Rose Graham
Rose GrahamCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

Hough covid-19 Home Test

UV torch didnt work (integral to reading the results). It seems that the purchase today from Coles was out of date - the integrity of this product needs to be examined. Show details

If I could give zero stars I would

I have bought a pack of five tests for the second time, and not a single one has shown a red line anywhere at all. These tests are worse than useless because I have wasted a lot of money on them and they don't work. I can't believe Coles are still selling these! Please don't waste your money. Show details
Mark M.
Mark M.Gippsland, VIC166 posts

Product may be Expired and fake test kit don’t recommend using for testing against Covid-19

Beware of this test kit may have an expiry date on it make be fake as well got from coles over a year ago Show details
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MumofMSydney, NSW13 posts

One false positive and always negative

Early on it once displayed a very faint positive line for my 3 year old, PCR was negative but we were still forced to isolate by daycare so it cost us a whole lot of money paying for daycare but not being able to attend for nothing. It was the mildest cold my child has ever had too.
After that it has never shown a positive result even when my child finally contracted COVID many months later. Most useless test ever.
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DisgruntledSouth East Queensland, QLD

False Negative x3

I tested myself on day one and day three of symptoms and both were negative. On day four I took a PCR test and on day five informed positive. I then did another Hough RAT and it was again negative. Waste of time and money on this brand. Unreliable. I have now passed it on to my 89yr old Mum :( Show details
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Jack4 posts


Have gone through 10 tests. Never once have T line shown up. Fake tests putting peoples lives at risk.
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Christopher H.
Christopher H.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Never work don't buy

Been through two packets of these test and none have shown a positive result when I had covid. And most of them didn't show anything, or invalid result. Show details
Russell S.
Russell S.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Inaccurate testing

My partner and I got these to test as we weren't feeling 100%. 1 test failed, 3 tests showed negative and the final one came back positive. We both figured we would do 2 just to be sure. As there was then a positive one we got another brand and they instantly came back positive, way more accurate. Show details
Shirley N.
Shirley N.


DO NOT BUY from these con artists. Designed with multiple gotchas to make you think you've made a mistake, but they are simply fake. The game goes like this: (1) a UV flashlight with: a toggle switch you can't tell is on or off or if you should hold it; a battery you can't tell is wrapped; one-way screw-off parts that happily go back on wrong way; blacklight not visible to humans so don't know if it works; (2) no result on test cassette after EVERY POSSIBLE fix to above. THEFT.

Torch did not work. Can’t see results

I have no idea whether the test produced a result as the supplied UV torch was faulty. Yes I took the plastic off the battery and swapped it out with 3 others Show details
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Not happy Jan
Not happy JanWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

Don’t waste your money on these!!!

Brought through Coles supermarket and what a waste of money, have used 3 tests and so far only one has worked. Don’t waste your money on these non working tests. Total and utter crap!! Buy a different brand, Terrible product should of never been approved. Show details
Bruce G
Bruce G2 posts

Why does TGA allow this to be sold?

I have used other brands, no problems. I do read and follow instructions. I purchased a pack of 5 of these from Coles for $40 as I thought the major supermarkets would sell quality. Wrong.
The first two tests were invalid, no control mark, not even the faintest line. I then Googled and found the supplier had been fined repeatedly and there is doubt the product is effective to test for Omicron. In addition there are numerous complaints of invalid test results like mine (which the company blames on the user). The TGA should force a recall rather than issuing a fine which will possibly never be paid if the company goes into liquidation to avoid a fight with their big customers, Coles and Woolworths etc. Show details
Tim R.
Tim R.Sydney, NSW13 posts

Waste of time and money

I had a cough and a sniffle so I used this test on Monday night and it reported a NEGATIVE result... not satisfied with the result I went to my local testing centre the next day, and it came back with a POSITIVE covid result. If I had accepted this product's negative result I could've been out in the community and spreading the virus to my family, friends, and work colleagues..! Show details
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JaseLitchfield, NT4 posts

Why are Coles still selling these faulty items

Strange ultraviolet light process. Line at bottom nowwhere near the T and line at C Control. No support available, no information. Look up and find out company has been fined last month for not complying with TGA TGA.gov.au
Coles and Woolworths should NOT still be selling these. Show details
JPBSydney, NSW

Multiple tests didnt work

Took 3 tests. Ensured I took the tests as directed. No lines were visible each time. A family member also tried to find a line with the UV flashlight and was unable to. Waste of money. Show details
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CategoryRapid Antigen Self-Tests
Specimen TypeNasal Swab
Australian Sponsor (supplier)Hough Pharma Pty Ltd
ManufacturerBIOHIT HealthCare
Country of ManufactureChina
Clinical Sensitivity High sensitivity
ARTG ID 345031
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