**Please Note: Results will be emailed directly for the next 2-3 weeks until the lab's patient portal has been completed.


Edmonton COVID-19 Testing


Need COVID-19 testing in Edmonton? Then Ichor has you covered. We're currently accepting bookings for our COVID-19 antibody serology and PCR swab tests on a first come first serve basis.

We can facilitate COVID-19 testing to help determine if you or your loved ones have potentially come in contact with SARS-CoV-2 and now have the antibodies for the virus, or complete an asymptomatic swab test for active infections which could be required for a safe return to work or just peace of mind. 

Please note due to overwhelming demand all appointments are at our office location at 6538 170 Av NW, we are not offering mobile service at this time.


Pricing

The PCR Hologic Aptima SARS-CoV-2 test for active infections is now $150 and the Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test for past infections is now $80. Results are targeted to be delivered within 48-72 hours of collection.

Test Results

Test results will be emailed to you upon completion with further instructions.


Ichor has recently shifted to a made in Alberta solution for our COVID-19 testing. This has resulted in a quicker turnaround for testing results and a steep reduction in the cost for both the antibody and PCR swab test, which are both now Health Canada approved. The PCR Hologic Aptima SARS-CoV-2 test for active infections is now $150 and the Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test for past infections is now $80 Results are targeted for delivery within 48-72 hours of collection. 

ATTENTION TRAVELLERS

ALL OUTBOUND TRAVEL RELATED COVID-19 TESTING WILL BE BOOKED AND PAID THROUGH DYNALIFE LABS IN EDMONTON. 

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Once you have booked and paid, PLEASE SELECT AN ICHOR OFFICE TO HAVE YOUR SWAB COMPLETED. We would appreciate your business!

If you have already booked a test with Ichor directly you do not need to cancel, you will still be processed and receive your result. 


If you are looking to book a Covid-19 test not related to outbound travel, either serology antibody, you can click below to book an appointment at our office located at 6538 170 Av NW.

If you will be arriving into Edmonton and require a follow up PCR test after 6 days of arrival to continue your 14 day quarantine exemption, we can help with that too!

Please note if you are booking multiple appointments if you do so under one name we will have a difficult time getting results to you, please create a new account for each person so we can search by name and send results to that email that is listed. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Antibody Testing?

When our body faces off against a virus our immune system creates antibodies to fight it. By testing for the antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 (the official name for the coronavirus which causes the disease COVID-19) and finding them within a patient, we can determine if people have been infected with the disease and likely have built up antibodies against it, at least for a short period of time.

Ichor has put in place COVID-19 protocols to limit the risk of transmitting the virus during our in-home lab collection appointment.

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How Does Antibody Testing Work?

Unlike other tests that diagnose COVID-19 through either a throat or nasal swab by looking for genetic evidence of the virus, antibody testing requires serology (a blood test) to see if our body's immune system has developed antibodies after fighting off SARS-CoV-2. The wonderful part about antibodies is that each one is specific to the virus or bacteria that it was produced to fight, so we can single them out and determine whether or not a person has been infected with that specific virus. Antibodies also last a lot longer in our bodies than the genetic material of the virus, allowing for a much wider window to detect it. 

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Why is Antibody Testing Important?

Antibody testing for COVID-19 is important because it may help identify those individuals who have recovered from the virus. Those who have the antibodies for COVID-19 most likely have developed some sort of protection or immunity against reinfection, at least for a short period of time, allowing them to return to work or other activities safely. Because the antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 remain in the body for a much longer period of time than the genetic material of the virus itself, antibody testing is also a great tool for determining past infections. As we begin to shift to the next phase of this pandemic, antibody testing is also being looked at as a way to help return things to the way they were before the virus struck.

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How Accurate is This COVID-19 Serology Antibody Test?

We collect for the Access SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody Test which features market-leading sensitivity and specificity. If your test result comes back negative, the negative result is reported with 99% certainty. If your test result is positive, a confirmatory test is then run. If your confirmatory test is positive, it will validate the presence of antibodies with a Positive Predictive Value of 99%.

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Is this COVID-19 Serology Antibody Test Designed to Identify an Active Infection of SARS-CoV-2?

No, the COVID-19 serology antibody test is only designed to determine a past infection or exposure to SARS-CoV-2. The antibodies that are created to fight off the virus usually appear around 7-14 days after contracting SARS-CoV-2. While it's possible that a serology antibody test could indicate a current infection, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing via a nasal or throat swab that looks for the genetic material of the virus is currently the best way to identify active SARS-CoV-2 infections. Please contact Health Link at 811 if you are currently experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or suspect that you may have COVID-19.

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When Will My Appointment be Scheduled After Booking My COVID-19 Serology Antibody Test?

Once we have all the required information and payment, our booking software will then provide email and text notifications of your appointment date and time. Please note that appointments will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

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How Do I Get My COVID-19 Test Results?

You will be sent an email with instructions on how to access your results. Results will be ready within 48-72 hours.

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