rapid tests

Alberta program allows small and medium business to apply for COVID-19 rapid tests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Small and medium businesses can now get access to COVID-19 rapid testing kits through their local chamber of commerce. According to a Wednesday news release from the province, interested businesses can apply to receive the kits directly from their chamber. “This partnership gives businesses another leg up to move …

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How rapid tests are being used to test for COVID-19 across Canada

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While the federal government has distributed 15.4 million rapid tests, a Global News analysis shows the use of rapid tests varies widely across the country and adding up answers from all the provinces and territories can only account for a total of less than 1.3 million either used or …

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How rapidly is Canada rolling out COVID-19 rapid testing?

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People living on the street in Vancouver’s lower east side; pop-up site attendees across Nova Scotia; staff and visitors at long-term care homes in various places across Canada —  these are all groups with access to COVID-19 rapid test pilot programs. But, months after the first test was approved …

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Federal panel recommends rapid COVID tests in long-term care; B.C. still reluctant

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The co-chair of a federal advisory panel whose job is to provide guidance to the federal government and the provinces on COVID-19 testing and screening says B.C.’s provincial health officer is correct to say that rapid tests are not always as accurate as PCR tests, which take longer to …

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Rapid coronavirus tests slow to be used as officials unsure of best use, reliability – National

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More than 3.8 million rapid tests for COVID-19 are now in the hands of provincial health authorities but many jurisdictions are still evaluating how the devices might help battle the coronavirus pandemic. Health Canada has approved more than three dozen different tests for COVID-19, but only six of them …

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100,000 rapid coronavirus tests arrive, are being distributed to provinces: minister – National

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Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 has arrived in Canada but their eventual destinations remain shrouded in mystery. Canada signed a deal with Abbott Diagnostics to buy 7.9 million ID Now tests, which can produce results on the spot in under 15 …

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As coronavirus cases spike, feds still ‘reviewing’ rapid testing applications – National

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As lineups at coronavirus testing sites surge at health clinics across Canada, so does the demand for more rapid results. There are around 12 point-of-care rapid tests awaiting review from Health Canada. One rapid test was approved on Friday — the Hyris bCUBE, which must be used in a …

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Coronavirus: Saskatchewan exploring antibody testing for the future

Coronavirus: Saskatchewan exploring antibody testing for the future

Antibody testing could play a part in deciding when life can return back to normal in Saskatchewan. “I think this is a really important area of investigation,” said Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer, during a teleconference on Saturday. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Developing a rapid COVID-19 test is …

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