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As the pandemic evolves, we are continuously updating our guidance and positions in light of the new scientific information available to us. We are open to reviewing all testing solutions as they become available.

Last Updated: Jun. 29, 2021
Date Published: May 26, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, pandemic, testing devices, testing devices for COVID-19, testing solutions
Federal

Nucleic acid-based testing is also called molecular testing, and is often called PCR. Molecular tests detect the virus genetic material (nucleic acids). Public health laboratories in Canada and around the world use nucleic acid-based testing to diagnose COVID-19 infection. This test is the gold standard to diagnose active COVID-19 infection in patients with symptoms.

Last Updated: Jun. 29, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 3, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, pandemic, testing devices, testing devices for COVID-19, nucleic acid testing devices, molecular testing, PCR, nucleic acid-based testing, COVID-19 infection
Federal

Serological tests do not detect the virus itself. Instead, they detect the antibodies produced in response to an infection. Serology tests are also known as antibody tests. Serological tests are not appropriate for diagnosing COVID-19.

Last Updated: Jun. 30, 2021
Date Published: May 26, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, pandemic, testing devices, testing devices for COVID-19, Serological testing devices, antibodies, antibody tests, detection of antibodies
Federal

The purpose of this notice is to communicate minimum values of sensitivity for COVID-19 antigen testing devices.

Last Updated: Nov. 4, 2020
Date Published: Sep. 29, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, pandemic, testing devices, antigen testing devices, minimum values of sensitivity for COVID-19 antigen testing devices
Federal

The purpose of this notice is to communicate minimum values of sensitivity for COVID-19 antigen testing devices.

Last Updated: Oct. 2, 2020
Date Published: Sep. 29, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, pandemic, testing devices, antigen testing devices, minimum values of sensitivity for COVID-19 antigen testing devices
Federal

This report presents evidence-informed recommendations for testing a vaccinated population and vaccinated individuals.

Last Updated: Sep. 24, 2021
Date Published: Sep. 1, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, testing for COVID-19, testing vaccinated populations, testing vaccinated individuals
Federal

This guidance document presents the criteria for safety and effectiveness that apply to test swabs used for COVID-19 sampling. It also provides guidance on how to meet these criteria in an application under the IO pathway.

Last Updated: Oct. 2, 2020
Date Published: Aug. 25, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, pandemic, testing devices, test swabs, sampling, criteria for safety and effectiveness
Federal

This guidance document presents the criteria for safety and effectiveness that apply to test swabs used for COVID-19 sampling. It also provides guidance on how to meet these criteria in an application under the IO pathway.

Last Updated: Nov. 4, 2020
Date Published: Sep. 25, 2020
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  COVID-19, pandemic, testing devices, test swabs, sampling, criteria for safety and effectiveness
Federal

The first version of the National laboratory testing indication guidance for COVID-19 document was developed at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. The original guidance document was finalized and approved by the Special Advisory Committee on April 16, 2020. Since then, significant developments in four areas have prompted the need to review and update the guidance. This document was updated in May 2020 to reflect these developments.

Last Updated: Jun. 4, 2020
Date Published: May 27, 2020
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19 pandemic, guidance for COVID-19, National laboratory testing, testing technologies, epidemiology changes.
Federal

Diagnosing and how we test, testing importance and contact tracing, increasing testing supply, test accuracy, testing for travellers, national overview of tests performed, roles and responsibilities, authorized testing devices, testing devices under review, access to and types of testing devices, testing and screening expert advisory panel, indutry advisory roundtable, and rapid tests for workplace screening.

Last Updated: Apr. 30, 2021
Date Published: Apr. 19, 2021
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, Coronavirus, testing, screening, contact tracing travellers, testing devices
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