COVID 19 Rapid Antigen Testing

(Last Updated October 5, 2021)

$40 (no tax) per test

WALK-IN

Monday to Friday 9:30-6:30

Saturday 9:30-4:30

Sunday 11:30-3:30

Holidays 12:30-2:30

Depending on supply we use either:

BTNX Rapid Response Test

BD Veritor Test

This is a screening tool that can quickly detect COVID-19 antigens

This test is NOT used for diagnosis

This test is NOT the laboratory PCR COVID-19 test 

This test is NOT for use in confirmed or suspected outbreak settings

You are eligible for this test if you have:

NO Symptoms

NOT been in contact with symptomatic individuals

NOT been in contact with anyone in close contact to known positive cases

The Antigen test is only valid for travel to countries that accept rapid test results, such as: 

Austria, Belize, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ecuador, France, Finland, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Namibia, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA 

The Antigen Rapid Test is valid only for countries accepting this test, whereas the PCR test is valid for all international travels

*It is your responsibility to please check the travel requirements for your country of destination as they are subject to change.

Antigen vs PCR Testing:

Compared to the PCR test, the Antigen Test has a higher risk of false positives (positive result when it’s actually negative) and false negatives (negative result when it’s actually positive)

False positives are more likely for individuals with a low likelihood of COVID-19

False negatives are more likely for individuals with a high likelihood of COVID-19

Process:

A trained healthcare professional at Dundas West Pharmacy will collect a nasal swab sample and perform the Rapid Test:

  • If you get a Negative Result you will be given a certificate of proof.
  • If you get a Positive Result you will be given a certificate of proof AND you will then need a laboratory PCR COVID-19 test within 48 hours and should isolate until the results of the lab-based test are known.