We conduct a nasal swab test which is highly recommended by the CDC. This is a highly accurate PCR NAAT test which is the gold standard for COVID-19 testing. The process is described to be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful.
Once the sample is collected, it is sent to Lifelabs, the only accredited lab in BC to process the test.
The turnaround time is about 48-72 hours, we are unable to guarunee that results will come out in 72 hours however. You calculate the 48-72 hours from 9pm on the date you did your test, NOT THE TIME THAT YOU DID YOUR TEST.
For example, if you did your test on September 26 12pm, you start counting from 48-72 hours from September 26 9pm.