Find information for health-care workers on the use of point-of-care COVID-19 screening and testing.
Last updated: June 11, 2021
- Interim Guidance on B.C. Provincial Point-of-Care COVID-19 Screening - This guideline provides interim guidance for health-care workers on the use of point-of-care (POC) COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) screening for individuals without symptoms, with technology that has already been approved by Health Canada and that undergone field and laboratory validation in B.C.
- Interim Guidance on Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing for Remote, Rural and Indigenous Communities - This interim guidance is for health-care workers for the use of point-of-care (POC) COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) diagnostic testing to assist with the diagnosis of symptomatic individuals within rural, remote and Indigenous communities in B.C. where laboratory-based diagnostic testing is not readily available (e.g., any situation where unavoidable barriers or delays exist between testing and receipt of results by clients, or key decision-makers where applicable).
If COVID-19 POC screening is being provided in a workplace or community setting, this document has information for individuals being tested that will let them know what to expect and what they need to do.