Antigen point-of-care testing (POCT) is an additional screening method that can help stop the spread of It is important to note that it is not a diagnostic tool, and is appropriate for use in asymptomatic individuals only. At this time, the supplied test kits should be used for staff-screening only.by identifying cases that may otherwise have been missed.
Organizations can test their staff on-site one to three times per week and get results in about 15 minutes.
The Ontario Government is working with the ODA to provide limited quantities of theses tests to dental professionals free of charge.
To find out if on-site testing is right for you:
The Provincial Antigen Screening Program provides free rapid antigen test kits to high-risk communities, organizations and essential workplaces.
Requests and inquiries from Registered Dental Hygienists regarding the Provincial Antigen Screening Program should be directed to the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association.