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Do-It-Yourself COVID-19 Testing Anywhere, Anytime You Choose

Do-it-yourself COVID-19 testing with Health Canada approved rapid antigen test kits in the comfort of your own home – or anywhere, anytime you choose.

The BTNX Rapid Response™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test offers results in 15-30 minutes, and are useful for screening and surveillance of COVID-19. Every kit comes with access to COVIDdetect’s online educational portal that includes step-by-step instructional videos demonstrating how to perform the test and read results as well as live support team available 7 days a week1 to answer questions during the testing process.

Includes:
  • 5-Pack of rapid tests
  • Health Canada Approved
  • Available for delivery to AB, MB, NB, ON, and SK
  • Free shipping on orders of 3 or more kits
  • Must review product information and free online educational and training material before administering test

Rapid antigen tests are lateral flow assays (LFAs) that detect the presence of the specific viral antigens (proteins) of the virus. Antigen tests are most effective in the 2 days before the onset of symptoms and for the next 3 days starting when symptoms develop.

How it works

STEP 1

Purchase your kits, then register with our web-based DC Access portal.

STEP 2

Follow guided training and instructions to perform your test with accuracy and confidence.

STEP 3

Allow your sample to incubate.

STEP 4

Should you wish, you can submit your results for record keeping.

STEP 5

Receive confirmation of tests results you recorded.

Perform the Test with Confidence!

Test kits come with access to COVIDdetect’s comprehensive online educational and training portal which features extensive step-by-step video instructions for greater reassurance when conducting tests and reading results. With COVIDdetect you’ll know you’re performing the test accurately and gain peace of mind you’re not spreading COVID-19.

Sample tutorial video of COVIDdetect: Perform a self-collection antigen test

In accordance with government guidelines, any individual supervising or doing self-swabbing for COVID-19 rapid antigen tests must consult the training resources to ensure they have the appropriate knowledge, skills, and judgement to perform the test.

FAQs

Antigen-based tests detect specific proteins on the surface of the virus. They’re often called rapid tests, as they typically provide results in less than an hour. Rapid antigen testing is used for screening purposes only and should NOT be used for diagnosis of acute COVID-19 infection. Testing does not prevent someone from getting COVID-19.

Antigen tests are most effective in the 2 days before the onset of symptoms and for the next 3 days starting when symptoms develop. These tests are useful for screening and surveillance of COVID-19.

Participants self-administer their COVID-19 test and enter the result in the COVIDdetect platform. The entire process takes an average of 20-30 minutes. Real time results can be available in as little as 15 minutes.

Rapid antigen screening can be thought of as an additional screening tool. Rapid antigen screening does not replace public health measures such as symptom screening, physical distancing, masking and hand hygiene.

It is the responsibility of individual do-it-yourself users to dispose of test kits in accordance with their local public health guidelines. In most cases, it is as simple as placing the test kit in an enclosed garbage bin.

Antigen test results are permitted for travel to some international locations. As travel requirements may change, please carefully review all appropriate travel and public health guidance to ensure compliance before traveling. At this time, travel testing is currently available only in our DriverCheck Clinics as the test needs to be directly observed.

At this time, the COVIDdetect service is not available for travel related purposes, stay tuned for updates. Travel testing is currently available in our DriverCheck Clinics. Please carefully review all appropriate travel and public health guidance to ensure compliance.