Government of Canada warns of unauthorized COVID-19 test kits

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates Leave a Comment

The Government of Canada is warning Canadians not to buy home diagnostic test kits, including mail-in sample collection kits, claiming to diagnose or detect COVID-19 as they could provide inaccurate or false results. These products have not been authorized by Health Canada, which means they have not been reviewed for safety, quality or effectiveness.

What should I do if I purchased a test kit already?

  • If you have purchased a test kit that claims to diagnose or detect COVID-19, do not use it or rely on its results.
  • If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, you should take an online self-assessment.
  • If you have any information on potential false and misleading advertising or the sale of products that have not been authorized by Health Canada, report it.

For more information please visit https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73003a-eng.php?utm_source=getupdatesoncovid19-test-kits&utm_medium=eml&utm_content=info-page&utm_campaign=covid-1920

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