Shoppers Drug Mart now sells rapid COVID-19 tests in all stores in Ontario and Alberta.
Loblaw Companies made the announcement in a press release Monday and said the tests are also available at Loblaw pharmacies.
Rapid antigenic tests are available for those who are asymptomatic and have not been in contact with a confirmed case of the virus.
Although less sensitive than PCR tests, rapid tests typically provide results within 15 to 20 minutes and “complement” public health testing, which often requires someone to show symptoms or be close contact to qualify, according to the press release.
Customers are urged to make an appointment to take a test, which costs $ 40, Loblaw said.
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