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Rapid Antigen Testing

Find information about using rapid testing kits at home and for workplaces.

Rapid antigen tests detect the antigens (proteins) of the virus that causes COVID-19. It can take 3 to 7 days after infection for there to be enough antigens to be detected by the test. 

Public health recommends using rapid antigen tests for people with COVID-19 symptoms only.

In this section, you will find information about using rapid testing kits at home and information for employers seeking a rapid antigen test program for their workplace.

  • Rapid testing at home: Learn more about the eligibility criteria, how to perform a rapid test, where to get a rapid antigen testing kit, what the test results mean, and common questions about rapid testing.
  • Rapid testing for workplaces: This page has information for organizations seeking a rapid antigen test program for their workplace.
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