Pricing and Shipping
When will you ship the Rapid Tests?
Due to high demand, our next stock of Boson rapid tests will be shipped out between February 1 - 4th.
What are your shipping options?
We currently ship with Canada post and offer Expedited, Parcel Priority or Xpresspost options.
Shipping times are calculated from when the order has been fulfilled, NOT when the order has been placed by the customer.
Due to Covid-19, Canada Post shipping may take longer than expected.
What is your refund policy?
As Rapid Tests are FINAL SALE and are not eligible for return, refund or exchange after your order has been shipped.
Are there any discounts if I buy more than one kit?
Yes! Get 15% off if you buy 2 or more boxes. If you would like to purchase more than 20 boxes please contact us for a special discount.
Do you deliver rapid antigen test kits outside Canada?
No, we currently only deliver within Canada only.
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests
What is a COVID-19 rapid antigen test?
Rapid Antigen tests detects certain proteins of the COVID-19 virus. Using a nasal swab to obtain a fluid sample, rapid antigen tests can produce results in minutes. While other tests such as the PCR test may need to send the sample to a lab for further analysis, a process which may take several days before a result is obtained .
Rapid antigen testing devices should only be used for screening purposes. Nucleic acid-based testing, also called molecular testing or PCR, is the gold standard to diagnose active COVID-19 infection in patients with symptoms. For more information about self-testing and antigen testing devices, please visit the Health Canada website here.
Who should use a rapid antigen test kit? When should you test yourself?
The current guidance is that properly trained individuals may perform self-swabbing. Before Rapid Testing kits can be purchased, the following training materials and documents must be reviewed here.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate knowledge, skills and judgement to perform the test.
What are the benefits of rapid testing?
Rapid antigen tests offer a faster, less expensive alternative to PCR testing, with results available within 20 minutes. Pilot projects are ongoing throughout the world to determine the value of frequent rapid antigen testing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when combined with other safety measures.
How does the test detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus?
The N protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus reacts with the strip-shaped coating of the test line and, if present, leads to a colour change and a red line will appear on the test card.
If the sample does NOT contain any virus proteins or antigens, NO red test line will appear in test zone t on the test card (T).
Test cassettes require 3 drops of sample liquid only as the liquid absorption of the test strip is of course limited. If the control line does not appear or the test strip is unclear or discoloured making it illegible, the test should be considered invalid. If this occurs, you are advised to repeat the test according to the steps outlined in the full instructions for use.
*Prior to test use, POC test administrators are advised to read and be familiar with the full “instructions for use” sheet included with the test kits.
Why is it important to test yourself frequently?
Frequent testing can help you detect COVID-19 more quickly and reduce its spread, especially to those who are more vulnerable, such as children, the elderly, individuals who are immuno-compromised, and those who are at high risk of developing severe diseases.
Boson Rapid Antigen Test Kit
What is Rapid Kit?
Rapid Kit is a company specialized in COVID 19 Rapid tests and is a proud partner with Boson.
Are Boson rapid antigen test kits legal for use and sale in Canada?
The rapid antigen test kit manufactured by Xiamen Boson Biotech Co. Ltd. was approved by Health Canada for import and sale in Canada.
Xpec Group/Boson Canada is the authorized Canadian distributor of the Boson rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test card.
Should Boson rapid antigen test results be used as the sole diagnosis or as a confirmatory test for COVID-19?
No! The Boson rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test card has been designed to act as a supplementary test for suspected cases of COVID-19.
Testing can be performed on both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients to determine a result. Studies have shown that early testing within the first 4 days of sickness typically means a higher viral load providing easier detection.
Results from rapid antigen tests should NOT be used as the sole basis when diagnosing COVID-19.
Do Boson rapid antigen tests detect the new variants of COVID?
Yes. Boson Rapid antigen tests are capable of detecting any COVID variant, including Omicron.
What does the kit contain?
The kit contains:
- 20 rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test cards (individually packaged)
- 20 sterilized nasopharyngeal swabs (individually packaged)
- 20 extraction tubes (individually packaged)
- 2 sample buffer
- 1 instruction guide
- 1 tube rack (can hold 6 tubes)
Self-Testing and Reading the Results
How do I test myself?
Please refer to the instructions page for a video demonstration.
Do I need any additional instruments or analyzers to read the results?
No additional equipment is required to administer the test but access to a timer is required to determine the best result.
Each single test will require:
Instructions for use
Extraction Tube & Extraction Tube Tray
Sample Extraction Buffer
Timer (not included with the test kit)
How much time should I wait before reading the result?
Between 15 and 20 minutes. DO NOT read the result after 20 minutes have passed. We recommend having a timer handy when performing the test.
How do I read the results?
Positive: You should see color lines in both the C and the T sections.
Negative: You should see one color line on the C section.
Invalid: You can either see no lines or a line in the T section.
What happens if I get an invalid result?
If you get an invalid result, retest or seek the advice of a healthcare professional.
If you are experiencing symptoms, we highly recommend self-isolate and consult with your healthcare provider regarding the next steps.