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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
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  COVID-19, pandemic, testing devices, test swabs, sampling, criteria for safety and effectiveness
Federal

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which infect animals and others that can infect humans.

Last Updated: Jul. 7, 2020
Date Published: Jun. 27, 2020
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  COVID-19, coronavirus, testing, stigma, mental health, physical health
Federal

People infected with COVID-19 can shed the virus through their stool, even if they don't have any symptoms. Testing a community's sewage (wastewater) can tell us if COVID-19 is increasing or decreasing in that community. Our scientists have developed a pan-Canadian wastewater network to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. This is in collaboration with provincial, territorial and municipal governments and academia across Canada.

Last Updated: Aug. 3, 2022
Date Published: Apr. 29, 2022
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  Wastewater samples, wastewater, COVID-19
Federal

As businesses safely reopen and vaccination rates increase, continuing to test and screen for COVID-19 can help prevent outbreaks, maintain safe workplaces and keep the economy running.

Last Updated: Nov. 8, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 14, 2021
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Rapid, rapid tests, COVID-19, tests, pharmacies, symptoms, COVID, vaccination, vaccines
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
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  COVID-19 pandemic, guidance for COVID-19, National laboratory testing, testing technologies, epidemiology changes.
Federal

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to manufacturers of serological assays intended for the detection of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. The guidance outlines recommendations regarding the minimum testing that should be performed for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics.

Last Updated: May 11, 2020
Date Published: Apr. 24, 2020
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  COVID-19 pandemic, Antibody tests, serological assays.
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
Formats: HTML
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
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  COVID-19, pandemic, testing devices, antigen testing devices, minimum values of sensitivity for COVID-19 antigen testing devices
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
Formats: HTML
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

The Government of Canada and some provincial/territorial governments are providing free rapid COVID-19 tests to organizations for regular workplace screening of close-contact employees. Rapid tests are easy to administer and provide a result in 15 minutes.

Last Updated: Oct. 4, 2021
Date Published: Apr. 13, 2021
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  pandemic, COVID-19, COVID, coronavirus, Benefits, rapid, testing, test, kit
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