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Point-of-Care COVID-19 Testing

Find information for health-care workers on the use of point-of-care COVID-19 testing.

Last updated: May 5, 2022

Guidelines for provincial point-of-care COVID-19 testing

  • 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. 

Client resources

Information is available for individuals using rapid antigen tests at:

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