COVID testing is dependent on where you are going. Although rapid antigen testing may be acceptable in certain countries, it must be done and signed off by a doctor or trained individual.
ARE THESE TESTS APPROVED BY HELTH CANADA?
The Minister of Health has approved the sale and importation of medical devices for use in relation to COVID-19 under Section 5.
DO I REQUIRE ANY ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS? TO READ THE RESULTS
These rapid tests don’t require any additional instruments for reading the results. The test kits come fully equipped and contain all the necessary tools to read the results, from sample collection through result reading.
CAN THE HEALTH CANADA RAPID COVID-19 ANTIGEN TEST BE USED AS A SOLE DIAGNOSIS?
This test is intended to be used as a supplementary test in cases of positive coronavirus nucleic acids detection. Nucleocapsid antigen testing results should not be used to diagnose, exclude, or inform about SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19).
CAN THESE RAPID TEST KITS BE USED AT HOME?
There are many brands we carry of rapid antigen kits. Some are approved for self-testing or at-home testing, while others can only be used by healthcare professionals or trained lab personnel. For more information, please refer to the product description. All laboratory results must be reported to the appropriate public health authorities.
IS AURORA MED APPROVED TO SELECT THESE RAPID TESTING DEVICES
Yes! Aurora Biomed Inc. has a Medical Device Establishment Licence (MDEL #17977), which allows for the importation and export of Class 4 medical devices. COVID-19 Rapid Antigen kits fall under Class 4 certification.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN IF MY TESTS TURNS FROM NEGATIVE to POSITIVE IN A FEW HOUR?
The results of rapid antibody and antigen tests should be interpreted within 15-30 minutes. If you do not check back within a few hours, the result will be invalid.
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