Travelling to the US? Get your COVID-19 Rapid Antigen 15 minute paper result with Ichor Blood Services. U.S. State Department Compliant!

Ichor offers a 15 minute COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test with the signed paper results, accepted for travel to the USA. We have been offering this test option to our clients since May and have had no one turned away at the border. 

If you're residing in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer Alberta, Vaughan, Ontario, or Fredericton, New Brunswick, you can book your COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test at our office locations. Your results will be provided at the time of your appointment.  

Ichor uses the Rapid Response® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device from BTNX, which is Health Canada Approved. 

Take the stress out of COVID-19 and travelling with Ichor!

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Workplace COVID-19 Rapid Testing In Alberta and Ontario

Are you interested in learning how you could mitigate your next COVID-related workplace shutdown while stopping the spread and ensuring the health of your staff and employees? Contact Ichor Blood Services to formulate your Pandemic Response Plan to include Rapid Testing, in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer or Vaughan areas.

If your city is not listed, let’s connect and see how Ichor can help.

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Ichor Offers COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Testing

Rapid Response® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device detects viral antigens presence of contagious infection/virus within a mere 15 minutes. This test is done by performing a nasal swab/ Nasopharyngeal Swab, does not require any special laboratory equipment, and the results are easily interpreted and ready in 15 minutes.

Compared to standard testing, Molecular Testing (RT-PCR), which relies on detecting an active infection, and outsourcing to be processed in a laboratory setting, with a lengthy result time ranging from at least 6 hours to 3 days, Rapid Response® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test can be done at the workplace with in-hand results delivered in a mere 15 minutes. The BNTX brand is over 5% more accurate compared to the 90% accuracy in standard molecular testing models and provides products without the need for lab equipment. No more shutdowns or excessive close-contacts isolation mandates to send homes for employees- get results and get back to your operations without further disruption.

Standard Molecular COVID-19 Testing Rapid Response® COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test
Limited Testing Capacity High Turnover Testing
Requires Lab typical equipment No Lab equipment needed
Takes at least 6 hours to process up to 3 days Results in less than 15 minutes

COVID-19 Antibody Rapid Test

The Rapid Response® COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device is a breakthrough testing method approved by Health Canada. The antibody test is used to determine if the testing subject has had a prior infection. It works by detecting antibodies, proteins that the immune system manufactures from fighting and overcoming COVID-19 which it can store in anticipation to fight future infection. Research is unclear whether antibodies protect you from future COVID-19 infection or what the period of protection may be. 

This can help when tracking points of contact and the route of spread. In this way, employers can track close contacts down through a tree to diagnose asymptomatic patients and cut the source of spread in the workplace. Furthermore, for employees suffering from long-term symptoms, this can help them interpret the cause of their health concerns even past the window of active infection.

Streamline Your Covid Testing Workplace Response, Get Results And Get Back To Daily Operations

Unfortunately, COVID-19 testing and shutdowns have become a common occurrence in workplace operations. Find out how you can streamline your COVID-19 response protocols by cutting testing time by more than double, eliminate sending employees home needlessly, and halt the spread of COVID-19 in its tracks. Rapid Testing can improve company operations and morale by encouraging productivity and the safety and health of employees.

Find out how Ichor can help you swiftly and efficiently curb your next COVID-19 outbreak so you can get back to business safely and responsibly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long after having Covid-19 are antibodies present?

Antibodies are not present nor detectable until at least 14 days after the onset of symptoms. Therefore testing is not recommended until after this period.

Is the Antigen Rapid Testing still effective if you are asymptomatic?

Yes, the rapid antigen testing has a 95.80% diagnostic sensitivity/accuracy and 100% specificity.

What is the testing window for Antigen Rapid Testing?

Symptom onset comes after 3 or 4 days after someone has been tested, then the antigens develop after that timeline and are present for up to two weeks, after which the presence of antibodies will appear. During these first 3-4 days, there is room for a false negative result between the point of contact with the infection and becoming infected. According to the World Health Organization, “The incubation period of COVID-19, which is the time between exposure to the virus and symptom onset, is on average 5-6 days, but can be as long as 14 days.” An individual can be contagious even before symptom onset, which means if you’ve been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient, you need to isolate for the full 14 days. Rapid Testing does not supersede close-contact isolation mandates but does expedite the testing period for an unrelated symptomatic individual. They will need to continue to isolate until symptoms have subsided, even with a negative test result.

What does a positive test mean?

Employees whose screening result is positive should consider themselves to have COVID-19 and follow all local health measures to self-isolate. They should follow up with their family doctor for information on how to self-treat, seek medical attention, and reach out to local health care resources for any other questions or concerns.

How much does testing cost?

Testing costs depend on various factors, including the quantity and type of tests and whether you require testing personnel for end-to-end testing. For a comprehensive quote for your workplace testing requirements, please contact us.

Can businesses purchase testing kits from Ichor and perform the testing themselves?

A healthcare professional must conduct all COVID testing; whether your business wants to delegate or hire out its personnel or have Ichor do the complete end-to-end testing is up to you and what suits your business.

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