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SDM now have antigen tests for $40 across ON and AB for travel purpose

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SDM now have antigen tests for $40 across ON and AB for travel purpose

results available in 15-20 mins.

just received in email.

but most countries asking for PCR though
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forgetpwd wrote: results available in 15-20 mins.

just received in email.

but most countries asking for PCR though
I got one for BC but when I called the pharmacy, they said their not sure when it gets implemented
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What's SDR? Shoppers Drug Mart?
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forgetpwd wrote: results available in 15-20 mins.

just received in email.

but most countries asking for PCR though
Been around for a long time now in Ontario, at those prices for antigen. Not new...quite a few folks on RFD have used this service and reported on in.
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forgetpwd wrote: results available in 15-20 mins.

just received in email.

but most countries asking for PCR though
This is old news
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What we really need is for countries to drop this PCR test requirement and go with these rapid tests.
And ofcourse to drop the pcr test pricing, its ridiculous price for pcr test and not to mention the silly 3-day window for results, specially here
In many developing countries even pcr test results arrive within 8-12 hrs from most labs.
SDM making lot of money from these tests
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This has turned into a money making business now for the labs.
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doonboy wrote: This has turned into a money making business now for the labs.
Why shouldn't they be making money? Do you work for free at your place of work?
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doonboy wrote: This has turned into a money making business now for the labs.
Ummm, do you expect them to be non profit? Travel is a for profit industry and so are pharmacies

Why wouldn't they make money? And are you complaining government lets companies make money? Lol
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Aren’t most of the requirements globally a PCR test?
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rinse wrote: Aren’t most of the requirements globally a PCR test?
Yes, but some places, such as most of the US and the UK, you can use the rapid antigen.
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apnayloags wrote: What we really need is for countries to drop this PCR test requirement and go with these rapid tests.
And ofcourse to drop the pcr test pricing, its ridiculous price for pcr test and not to mention the silly 3-day window for results, specially here
In many developing countries even pcr test results arrive within 8-12 hrs from most labs.
SDM making lot of money from these tests
canada needs to drop it coming back.

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