Covid-19 PCR Testing
(Polymerase chain reaction)
Currently, the only Health Canada approved test to diagnose the disease is Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing, either in the laboratory or by a point-of-care (POC) device.
MCI collects PCR tests in our clinics as well as at employer sites and mobile collection. Only asymptomatic people are tested. If any symptoms are present, testing must be conducted at Public Health sites. Site collection of samples for PCR testing to startup within 1 -3 business days.