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Whether you have received a positive test result through a rapid antigen test or a PCR test, all residents should self-isolate.
PCR testing is available through Primary Health Care (PHC) providers (physicians and nurse practitioners). Patients who want a PCR should discuss the appropriateness of testing with their primary care providers.
Residents who require PCR test results for travel or insurance claims including potential Workers' Compensation Board claims may be required to purchase a test from a private lab service provider for that documentation
COVID-19 vaccinations remain the best defense to prevent serious illness and hospitalizations. The Saskatchewan Health Authority and pharmacies throughout the province continue to provide vaccination clinics. To find a clinic near you please visit COVID-19 Vaccine.
Antibody (serology) testing is generally limited to the following cases:
Antibody testing results cannot tell the difference between those who are vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19. Positive antibody test results will only show that you've either been exposed to COVID-19 OR vaccinated OR both. It cannot tell you if you are protected from COVID-19.
Anyone who requires PCR test results for travel or insurance claims including potential Workers' Compensation Board claims will be required to purchase a test from a private lab service provider for that documentation.
Under this model, the private lab services collect and process test specimens for asymptomatic people. All patient information collected goes to the SHA, and any specimen that is found to be positive is forwarded to the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory for confirmation and verification. All testing performed is included in the weekly COVID situation reports.
If you would like to receive your PCR test results online, sign up for MySaskHealthRecord at eHealthsask.ca.
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