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Rapid-testing project at YVR shows promise for future use in long-term care homes (SPH Dr. Don Sin)

Rapid antigen tests can tell if someone has the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 within 15-20 minutes. (Photo credit: CBC News)
Rapid antigen tests can tell if someone has the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 within 15-20 minutes. (Photo credit: CBC News)

Testing of over 300 passengers has been quick, reliable and inexpensive, says respirologist with project

A respirologist who is part of the COVID-19 rapid-testing pilot project at Vancouver International Airport says preliminary results show promise in deploying such testing at B.C.’s hard-hit long-term care homes. 

The project at the airport has been running since late November. All departing passengers on WestJet domestic flights are invited to to take the rapid antigen test, which takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Dr. Don Sin, a respirologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and a professor at the University of British Columbia, said early results are promising. 

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