The Process- Your Private COVID 19 Screening Test
Once you have a confirmed appointment for your private, asymptomatic COVID test, you will receive detailed instructions on how to reach our COVID screening clinic and private lab based on where you made your appointment for your private COVID test in Vancouver (Richmond, YVR), Vancouver Island (Nanaimo COVID testing clinic) or Calgary.
Or, if you have booked mobile in-home or at work COVID testing or pop up clinic location, we will provide you with a detailed set of instructions by email.
Your asymptomatic COVID-19 test for travel, work or play is an appointment with a medical professional, who under the watchful assurance of our Physician Medical Director, will collect a COVID-19 testing specimen from you. We require your consent to perform a COVID screening test.
Before your COVID-19 test sample is collected by one of our highly trained and licensed Nurse Collection Specialists, we will ask you to sign two consent forms. Please take the time to read, review and ask any questions you might have.
* Important Notice
Customers are fully responsible for understanding the requirements of their destination country as well as the airline they are flying with, and for choosing an appropriate collection date and time. CVM Medical Ltd.’s private lab uses the RT-PCR/NAAT Nucleic Acid Amplification Test as the testing platform, to confirm the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Results are typically available within 48 hours.
Please ensure that you carefully understand and abide by the requirements of your chosen airline and destination country, including any transit points.
The Test Collection
Our licensed Nurse Collection Specialists will collect a COVID swab from the back of your nose. A Q-Tip like device is gently inserted to pick up any virus particles that the COVID-19 virus leaves in the back part of your nasal area. We perform NP – Nasopharyngeal swabs only. Why? First, it is more comfortable for you – our patient, and secondly, the results are more reliable and more accurate, reducing the chances of a false positive.
The actual test itself takes about 2 minutes to complete. It’s quick, easy and we will have you in and out in no time at all! Our Paramedics are trained and licensed healthcare professionals who will ensure your comfort and safety at all times.
CVM Medical uses a government approved, ISO accredited lab to perform PCR based COVID-19 screening at the molecular level. Once all of the tests are completed, the swabs are carefully packaged and taken to the lab at the end of each day.
Unlike other companies, CVM Medical Ltd has guaranteed processing times at our lab, meaning, specific times of the day are blocked off exclusively for our customers, 7 days per week.
Our lab services only private customers, so your test is never bumped by public health demands. Results are available between 36-48 hours. No other company can offer those guarantees for private, asymptomatic covid-19 testing.
Once your COVID test sample is run through our approved, accredited lab, you will receive your results by email.
We will provide you a letter signed by our Physician Medical Director and your COVID-19 certificate for travels, which you can then use to travel, work and play. Your COVID negative certificate is valid for airlines, embassies, immigration and customs.
Public Health Reporting
COVID-19 is a reportable disease. Legislation and regulation requires that CVM Medical notify public health officials if our accredited lab detects a positive result from your private COVID test.
If your private COVID lab result comes back as positive, we will immediately contact you with the information that we have on file from your appointment. One of our Registered Nurses will speak to you and help you understand your results, and explain the next steps to you.
However as a government requirement, we will share the results of your private COVID-19 test with your local health authority, including your contact information. This is required by law.
CVM Medical must collect your contact information in order to properly administer your private lab, aysmptomatic COVID-19 test. We collect only as much information as we need to contact you to provide your COVID test certificate so that you can travel, work and play. We will not collect any specific medical information from you, and we will never share your information with anyone except as required by law, or as needed (such as with our accredited lab technicians who are processing your COVID test). We respect your privacy and we will never share your information outside of our organization, except in the event of a positive result. As healthcare professionals, we respect your right to privacy. We will not market to you or upload your information to any third party.