COVID PCR Testing in Canmore, Alberta
Travel Testing in Canmore | AHS Free Covid Test Kits
Certain countries require a negative PCR test result for entry. Our PCR tests are approved for travelling internationally and are FDA approved. Results are sent to the client via e-mail by 7pm the next day. Call the pharmacy at 403 609 4100 to book an appointment .
PCR Testing: $170 -Results and reports via email by next day at 7pm
What is a COVID-19 PCR test?
PCR test is the “gold standard” test for screening COVID-19 because it’s the most accurate and reliable test.
We use the technology of the Allplex™ 2019-nCoV Assay, which is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.
How does a COVID-19 PCR test work?
There are three key steps to the COVID-19 PCR test: 1) sample collection, 2) extraction, and 3) PCR.
- Sample collection is done using a swab to collect respiratory material found in your throat. A swab contains a soft tip on a long, flexible stick that is inserted into your throat or nose. After collection, the swab is sealed in a tube and then sent for extraction.
- When a laboratory technologist receives the sample, they perform a process called extraction, which isolates genetic material from the sample including genetic material from any virus that may be present.
- The PCR step then uses special chemicals and a PCR machine.
Alberta - Take home test kits for personal use
We also have Alberta health services provided test kits available to all Albertans at no cost in stock. These tests are for personal use and can not be used for travel purposes.
To book an appointment or if you have further inquiries please fill out the form below or contact the pharmacy directly at 403 609 4100.