Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Testing

Available either as at-home test, or by visiting one of our walk-in locations where a trained healthcare professional will collect your sample.
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Choose your option below and book your test.

If the test is required for travel, make sure to review your destination requirements prior to booking any tests.

At-Home Visit

$159 / first test
$79 / additional test

Schedule a visit at the location that is convenient for you and your close ones. Our nurse visits at the time and location you choose.
  • Servicing Greater Montreal Area
  • Results in 15 minutes
  • Results valid for travel*
  • Health Canada Licensed
Walk-in Visit

$69 / each test
No appointment required

You do not need an appointment or a referral to get a walk-in rapid antigen test. Simply reserve your test online and visit our location.
  • Walk-in, no appointment needed
  • Results in 15 minutes
  • Results valid for travel*
  • Health Canada Licensed

*please verify if your destination accepts Rapid Antigen tests.

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Explained

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing to help you determine if this is the right test for you.

General Antigen Information

Antigen tests, also known as rapid antigen or lateral flow tests, look for proteins produced by the virus called antigens. They don’t require a laboratory. These are similar to a pregnancy test.
Around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 do not have symptoms. Rapid antigen lateral flow tests help find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others.
An antigen test involves a nasal swab. The swab is then placed into a liquid to allow the antigen to dissolve in the liquid. This liquid is then dripped onto the device’s pad, producing a reaction that gives a result.
Anyone can get a private rapid antigen test provided. 15 minute result tests are available as at-home or walk-in.

All tests performed with Canada Home Doctors come with an attestation. It will be emailed to you within 15 minutes of your test. 

Yes, in some countries, including the USA, Italy and France accept antigen tests for travel. However, you should verify that both the airline and destination consider an antigen test for travel valid.

All children can be tested using an antigen test. Children and teenagers who have symptoms of Covid-19 should be tested immediately to determine if they have Covid-19, particularly if they are participating in sports or going to school or a workplace so that effective tracking and tracing can be carried out.

Both PCR and antigen tests look for current infection. However, PCR tests are more accurate than antigen tests – they are the “gold standard”. An antigen test, also known as a lateral flow or rapid antigen test, looks for proteins created by the virus, whereas a PCR test looks for the genetic material of the virus itself. Most PCR tests need to go to a laboratory for the results to be processed. This means that it can take hours to days to get the results. Rapid antigen tests can be done at home, using a pregnancy-style test, giving results in minutes.
Antigen tests used by the Canadian government go through a rigorous evaluation by the country’s leading scientists. This means they are accurate, reliable and successfully identify those with Covid-19 who are not showing symptoms and could spread the virus without knowing.

Test Results Information

At Canada Home Doctors, we guarantee antigen test results within 30 minutes. On average however, you can expect to receive results from an antigen test within 15 minutes.

If your antigen test result comes back negative, you will simply be receiving an email with a copy of the result attached. In case of a positive result, one of our staff members will be reaching out to you by phone to inform you of your result.

A negative test result means that there was no evidence of proteins created by the virus. This is usually interpreted as meaning that you are not infected with Covid-19.

A positive test result means that there is evidence of proteins created by the virus. This is usually interpreted as meaning that you are infected with Covid-19. All positive test results are transmitted to the LSPQ (Laboratoire de santé publique du Québec) as required by law. Follow-up testing with a molecular test should also be considered.