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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

Testing for the virus, testing accuracy depends on when you get tested, and testing for antibodies.

Last Updated: Oct. 22, 2020
Date Published: Aug. 7, 2020
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  COVID-19, Coronavirus, testing, positive test, true positive, false positive, negative test, true negative, false negative
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

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

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

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
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Keywords:  COVID-19, coronavirus, testing, stigma, mental health, physical health
Provincial

Get a list of COVID-19 assessment centres. Before you go, you should check if: * The centre is open * They have drive-through or walk-in testing * They will test small children or babies * You need to make an appointment * You need to speak to a staff member about your condition (prescreening) All assessment centres will test you if you would like to be tested. Call the assessment centre or your local public health unit if you have questions. You do not need a health (OHIP) card for a test.

Last Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
Date Published: May 29, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
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Keywords:  Government and Finance, Health, Coronavirus, Covid, testing, covid-19 testing locations, COVID-19
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