PCR TEST Edmonton

Fastest Results in Edmonton

Guaranteed PCR Results in under an hour!

We provide fast and reliable PCR and Rapid Test results for Travel and all other purposes. All testing and diagnostic work are performed right in our clinic on Health Canada Approved Molecular Platform Diagnostic Equipment.

Rapid Test Edmonton

Health Canada Approved Rapid Antigen Testing

Same day results available while you wait
(15 Min)

  • Results obtained within 15 Minutes
  • Official certification printout copy and emailed results.
  • Valid for some destinations
  • Emailed Receipt for Insurance Claim
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PCR Test Edmonton

Health Canada Approved PCR Testing for Travel

Same day results available while you wait
(Less than 1 hour)

  • Results obtained in less than 1 hour
  • Official certification printout copy and emailed results.
  • Valid for International Travel
  • Emailed Receipt for Insurance Claim
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Covid-19 Testing Edmonton Clinic
(In the Family Care Medical Center)
11611 107 Ave NW

Walk in's Welcome

COVID-19 Testing Questions

Here is a basic answer to the general question - what is PCR covid test.

A PCR Covid Test is a test that is done using a laboratory molecular platform that produces results consisting of either a positive or negative diagnosis for the COVID-19 virus. A health care professional collects a fluid sample from the nasal cavity that is analyzed by the platform equipment to determine the presence or absence of the covid virus.

A Rapid Antigen Test also requires a health care professional collecting a fluid sample from the nasal cavity. The test is done using a relatively simple plastic test kit that works by detecting the antigen proteins on the surface of the virus.

The key difference between a PCR Test vs a Rapid Test is that the PCR tests look for genetic material from the virus, and the antigen test looks for molecules on the surface of the virus.

The PCR test requires expensive and specialized laboratory molecular equipment, while the Rapid Test is done with a simple self-contained apparatus.

The trade-off is that the PCR test is significantly more accurate than the Rapid Antigen Test and much less prone to producing a false negative result.

Here is the comprehensive Health Canada link to the authorized and approved testing devices. Icon Test Labs is Health Canada approved and Compliant.

Health Canada Authorized Testing Devices

A negative COVID-19 test infers that the test did not detect the covid virus, but this doesn't rule out that you could have an infection. The following links provide insight and more information.

COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know

Testing for COVID-19:  Test Accuracy

How long after I get COVID-19 will I test negative?

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Rapid Testing in Edmonton

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PCR Test for Travel in Edmonton

Please Note

Icon Test Labs is an asymptomatic screening centre and we cannot take appointments from anyone that has symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If you need testing for any of these symptoms, call Alberta Health Services at 811.

We cannot guarantee the travel restrictions and test requirements for each country and airline, so please ensure that you have confirmed the test type and time requirements before booking your appointment.

Please visit International Travel Restrictions by Country for the most up-to-date information on travel restrictions to understand what you will require for your travel destination.

Our travel test methods are quick and painless. A simple swab of the middle of the nose is used (not a deep nasopharyngeal swab). Our testing appointments are for a short duration of approximately 10-15 minutes. You will get accurate results in our efficient and well-planned service.

Icon Test labs are Edmonton’s #1 Health Canada approved Covid-19 testing center. We provide PCR Tests that are QR coded and certified for travel – with Guaranteed Results in under an hour. 

Here is what you will receive when booking a Travel Test with Icon Test Labs:

  • Confirmation of your appointment sent to your smart phone
  • A painless nasal swab performed by our skilled staff
  • Printed hardcopy of your QR coded results in less than an hour (usually closer to 1/2 hour)
  • This QR coded result is also sent to your email
  • Receipt for Payment sent to your email
  • Fast, Certified, and Friendly Service

Rapid Test Edmonton

For Rapid Antigen test results, your nasal sample is tested with our Panbio Antigen Testing kit from Abbott Laboratories that provides the result. Our Rapid Antigen Screening is a fast, efficient, and  Health Canada Approved Travel Clinic.

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For our PCR (NAAT) Test, results are determined by analyzing the swab sample using the Health Canada approved Abbott ID NOW Molecular Testing platform from Abbott Laboratories.

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Covid Updates and News

Here’s a handy link to Alberta COVID-19 related Statistics

Alberta COVID-19 Statistics

Medical experts release report on COVID-19 border measures – September 23, 2022

Omicron Variant Testing

Abbott Laboratories’ Covid-19 Testing Platform has been proven successful in detecting the Omicron variant. This critical fact has been verified by the Abbott team of dedicated scientists, who are working nonstop to tackle the infection.

For more details, see this news release.

Evaluating Omicron and Other COVID Variants to Ensure Test Effectiveness

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