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COVID-19 Testing at Medcan

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Knowing if you’re infected with COVID-19 is important, both to protect your friends and family and to limit community spread. Testing not only helps to reduce the transmission of the virus, but actively informs the public health actions that are put in place by our government.

Whether you’re curious if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past, think you may be currently infected, or just want peace of mind before travelling or visiting a loved one, Medcan offers a range of tests to suit your specific needs.

COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test

Our Nucleic Acid Amplification Test detects genetic material (mRNA) specific to the COVID-19 virus. It is intended to be used for screening and diagnostic purposes with overall test sensitivity at 92.9%.

This test is perfect for anyone traveling outside of the country and returning to Canada within 72 hours. It is accepted for entry into the United States and Canada as well as other countries you may be traveling to.

Our Nucleic Acid Amplification Test is conducted by nasal or throat swab – result turnaround time is within 30 minutes.

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing

Our asymptomatic Rapid Antigen tests, are quick and affordable nasal swab tests that provide early detection of COVID-19 viral proteins. Offering results in just 15 minutes, this type of testing is optimal for those planning to travel**, or for clients looking for quick reassurance.***

Include it as an add-on to your Annual Health Assessment or schedule a standalone appointment. If you’d like to book a Rapid Antigen test on the same day as another appointment at Medcan, please be sure to book your test 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.

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COVID-19 IgG Antibody Testing

Unlike our other COVID-19 tests, which determine if you’re currently infected, our COVID-19 IgG antibody test (also known as serology testing) reveals if you’ve previously contracted the virus. It involves drawing a sample of blood to identify a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G (IgG)—a protein in the body that’s produced in the later stages of an infection. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, your body will typically produce this antibody.

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For workplace COVID-19 testing options, please contact our team at