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SARS-CoV-2 screening

COVID-19 molecular PCR testing

Molecular test that identifies individuals potentially infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the time of testing. This polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) looks for viral RNA in a sample of secretions from the nose and throat (oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab).

Take this test at Biron if you :

  • are over 10 years old and do not have symptoms related to COVID-19 (fever, cough, breathing difficulties, sore throat, weakness), but suspect you have been exposed to the virus.
  • wish to have regular monitoring of your condition to protect people in your environment who are considered more vulnerable (e.g., you live with an immunosuppressed person).

So you can:

  • quarantine to protect everyone around you in case of infection.

Specimen Type: Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab

A positive result: indicates that SARS-CoV-2 RNA has been detected and that you are considered infected with COVID-19 and presumably contagious.

A negative result: means that SARS-CoV-2 RNA was not present in your sample. You are not infected with COVID-19.

If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 (fever, cough, breathing difficulties, sore throat, weakness), call 1 877 644-4545 to reach the government line dedicated to COVID-19 so they can advise you of the steps to take.

Biron sets itself appart

COVID-19 molecular PCR testing *

  • Approved by government authorities.
  • Results available in 24 to 48 hours.
  • Safe, fast and attentive service: a visit can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
  • Costs reimbursed by most insurers

*A doctor's prescription is required.


Term of the Week

Hot zone

A hot zone is a section of a facility (sometimes an entire facility or even a city district) where there is a high risk of contamination by patients with an infectious disease. All individuals entering a hot zone must respect appropriate protective measures. By analogy, “cold zone” and “warm zone” are used to refer to areas where there is no infected individual or only individuals suspected of having an infection.