FAQ

Which test is do I need?

Rapid Antigen / PCR VS. Antibody

When comparing these tests it is important to ask yourself the following questions. "Do I currently have COVID?";

Antigen or PCR test is what you're looking for. 

If you're looking to check if your vaccine has developed an immune response or if you've been exposed to covid in the past;

Antibody test is what you're looking for. 

Travel

Can I use these results to travel? Every government has different rules, we recommend that you contact the authorities at your destination before you leave. 

- Travelling to the USA (CDC:) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html  Rapid Antigen Accepted

FAQ

What is a Rapid Antibody Test? The COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Antibody Test is intended to determine the antibody status for individuals previously diagnosed with COVID-19, and can also help identify individuals who have been exposed to the virus. Antibody testing should NOT be used to infer immunity status or infectivity and should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.

What is a Rapid Antigen Test? Rapid Antigen Tests detect the presence of viral proteins (antigens) expressed by the COVID-19 virus in a sample from the respiratory tract of a person.

How long does it take to receive my results? The Rapid Antibody and Antigen Tests are concluded within approximately15 minutes.

How accurate are the results?

As per the manufacturer the results are:

Antibody:
IgG Detection: Relative Sensitivity 94.6% (CI: 84.2%-98.6%), Relative Specificity: 100% (CI: 96.5%-100%)
IgM Detection: Relative Sensitivity 94.6% (CI: 81.9%-97.6%), Relative Specificity: 98.1% (CI: 93.3%-99.5%)

Antigen:
Nasal: 91.1% Sensitivity

How do I schedule my appointment? You can simply book your appointment online during your checkout process or you can email us at info@gotestrapide.com

Can I schedule more than one test at a time? Yes, you can book as many tests as you would like as long as they are all at the same address and they follow all local laws and guidelines.

How long does the appointment take? The process should take approximately 30 to 45 minutes from the arrival of the nurse at your location until you have the results of the test.

What happens if I test positive for Antibodies? A Positive result for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) antibody result may indicate previous or current exposure to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) but should NOT be used to infer immunity status or infectivity. It is unknown whether antibodies indicate protective immunity and for how long.

What happens if I test positive for Antigens? If your test is positive for Covid-19 then you must immediately contact your local health professionals for information on how to proceed. All of this information can be found in the link below:

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/instructions-for-people-who-have-been-in-contact-with-a-confirmed-case-of-covid-19/#:~:text=If%20you%20test%20positive%2C%20you,hours%2C%20without%20using%20fever%20medication.

Do you report my positive antigen test to Health Canada or Quebec Santé? Yes, our nurses will forward any positive results to Quebec Sante and public health authorities.

Does a negative result mean that I’m COVID-19 free? No. The tests screen for the presence of the virus, if you are asymptomatic then you may not have enough virus in your system to trigger a positive result. We recommend that you speak to your local healthcare representatives and follow government guidelines regarding the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. 

 

Can these tests be covered by my private insurance? Please contact your private insurance company to confirm if this test will be covered.

Does my airline, employer or school accept these results? We recommend that you contact the organization directly in order to find out if they accept the results of this type of test.

Are there false positive and/or false negative results? Yes, as with any medical screening, there can be false positive/false negative results. We recommend that you contact your local health authority for more information or secondary screening/testing.

If you have any further questions please contact us to : info@gotestrapide.com