Helping Companies Remain Open and Operate Safely with Our COVID-19 Testing Program for Businesses

Ichor Blood Services provides businesses comprehensive COVID-19 testing so they can avoid setbacks and protect their employees. Data from the CDC and WHO has shown roughly 30 per cent of Covid-19 cases are from asymptomatic individuals, meaning they had the virus without ever experiencing any symptoms. Absent any COVID-19 testing protocols, these asymptomatic people can slip through the cracks and pose serious risks to the businesses they work for. 

Ichor offers both antibody and molecular COVID-19 testing for businesses. Molecular testing is used to identify active cases, whereas antibody testing is conducted to identify past cases. When used in conjunction, antibody and molecular testing can provide your company with near-complete coverage and ensure your operations remain safeguarded against disruption. 

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Protect your company from setbacks or closures

With comprehensive COVID-19 testing from Ichor Blood Services, you can protect your company and its employees from suffering any setbacks or closures due to the novel coronavirus. Given the time, effort, and money your business spent on bringing people back safely to the office or job site, it only makes sense to add this level of protection and screening to your health and safety plans so those previous measures aren't wasted due to an outbreak amongst your employees.

With active infection and past infection testing available, you can provide your company with the protection it needs to keep operating effectively during these uncertain times. 
 

Two tests, 360° coverage

To complement your back to work health and safety programs, Ichor is now offering Health Canada-approved tests through an Alberta laboratory to minimize the amount of time it takes to receive results while also lowering costs for our customers. The two COVID-19 tests we provide for our comprehensive screening coverage are:

  • The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) Hologic Aptima SARS-CoV-2 assay for active infections (Positive Percent Agreement = 100%, Negative Percent Agreement = 98.2%)
  • The Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test for past infections (specificity of greater than 99.8%, sensitivity of 99.5%)

At Ichor, we recommend businesses conduct both tests upon the initial return of their employees in order to create a baseline that can be referenced as time goes on. This will allow you to identify individuals who have likely already come in contact with the virus and now have the antibodies for it, meaning they are most likely protected from reinfection for at least a short period of time. This enables your company to place employees in specific cohorts based on their risk of being infected.

Once you have carried out the initial round of testing and determined who has likely already had COVID-19 through the Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test for past infections, and you've cleared all other employees from having an active infection through the PCR Hologic Aptima SARS-CoV-2 assay, you can then proceed to test for active infections on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to ensure the safety of your workplace. 
 

One secure portal to manage all your results

Our comprehensive COVID-19 testing for businesses uses a barcode labelling system tied to the email address of the company's designated health and safety representative. Once the results have been confirmed, a report will be sent to the representative's email. This allows your organization to properly coordinate back to work planning or quickly address any active infections without having to rely on your employees or contractors to share their results. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who will the results be shared with?

Our intake form includes a waiver that clients must sign which gives the lab permission to share their results with the designated health and safety representative for the company, as well as the lab’s chief medical officer. The results are also shared with provincial health authorities as part of their ongoing campaign to minimize and control the spread of COVID-19.

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