Rapid Tests - Updated Information - April 5/2022


Nova Scotia Public Health updated their instructions for rapid kits and now recommends swabbing both the throat and nostril. Nova Scotia researchers have determined that collecting samples from both the throat and nose provides a more accurate rapid test result than a nose swab alone, which is the instruction provided by the manufacturer.

An updated instruction sheet is available at this link - COVID-19 Rapid Testing | Nova Scotia Health Authority (nshealth.ca). Please note, kits may have two sets of instructions, and all are encouraged to refer to this updated information.