Find information for health-care workers on the use of point-of-care COVID-19 testing.
Last updated: May 5, 2022
Updated: Guidance on Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing for Remote, Rural and Indigenous Communities - This guidance is for the use of point-of-care (POC) COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) to assist with the diagnosis of
symptomatic individuals within rural, remote, First Nations and Indigenous communities in B.C. where
laboratory-based diagnostic testing is not readily available (e.g., any situation where barriers or delays exist
between testing and receipt of results by clients, or key decision-makers where applicable), and where a
diagnosis informs the appropriate support and care of the individual and/or community.
Information is available for individuals using rapid antigen tests at: