What is PCR Test?
* Nucleic acid-based testing (NAAT), also known as RT PCR, or molecular testing used to diagnose COVID-19 infection and is the most widely accepted test for travel.
“All types of PCR testing are looking for the same thing – respiratory secretions and infected cells.”
* Nasal Swab collection method for COVID-19 testing – are designed to collect samples from the nasal walls of your nostril. After the swab is collected, it is placed into a liquid, which is referred to as transport media, and sent to the laboratory to be processed and tested.
* Saline Gargle collection method for COVID-19 testing – PRIOR TO SAMPLE COLLECTION, THE PATIENT MUST AVOID EATING, DRINKING, CHEWING GUM, SMOKING, BRUSHING TEETH FOR 1 HOUR PRIOR TO COLLECTION.
Nurse will Instruct the patient to swish saline back-and-forth in their cheeks for approximately 5 seconds, then tip their
head back to gargle for 5 more seconds. They should repeat this cycle two more times, for a total of 30 seconds – When complete, spit the saline gargle into the dry sterile container and sent to the laboratory to be processed and tested.
How to Find Us
We are located on the 4th FLOOR of the WORLD TRADE CENTRE
The building is located at 404-999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3E2
The Main Door is located to the right of Starbucks – which is located outside the Pan Pacific Hotel.
After 6:00 PM, Please kindly Email: Info@covidtestsvancouver.ca