Covid-19 Testing in Mississauga

Vector Health Labs has clinics in Mississauga.

Simply book an appointment at one of our test locations today. Our clinics offer a variety of tests from 2 hour, same day, and next day PCR testing, to Antigen and Antibody testing.

What is an RT-PCR test?

A polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test detects a virus through genetic material. The test will identify the presence of the virus and it can also detect fragments of the virus, even when you are no longer infected.

Learn more about RT-PCR tests

What is an Antigen test?

This COVID-19 test is similar to a flu test and provides results within 30 minutes. The purpose of an antigen test is to detect the nucleocapsid protein found in the SARS-CoV-2, virus which is the cause of COVID-19.

Learn more about Antigen tests

What is an Antibodies test?

This test confirms the presence of antibodies against SARS CoV-2 (commonly known as COVID-19), either from a previous exposure (infection) and/or a vaccination. A sample of blood is drawn and sent to our lab to test for both N-protein and S-protein antibodies.

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Vector Health is an Ontario Ministry of Health Licensed Lab under Med Chem Health Care, Ltd. Ontario Lab License #5697.
We provide COVID-19 RT-PCR testing and Antibody detection for individuals and corporations in Ontario.

A key question from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has been whether individuals can become reinfected with SARS-CoV-2, and if so, the frequency of occurrence and timing relative to prior infection.

There are numerous studies that demonstrate prolonged detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA that extends beyond the resolution of COVID-19 symptoms and can persist for several weeks or months.

For more information on this topic visit the Government of Canada’s Guidance for repeated PCR testing in individuals previously positive for COVID-19

Yes, all our test are authorized for sale by Health Canada. Travellers should confirm with the local government agency or airline to ensure your test results will be approved prior to boarding.

Vector Health offers a number of testing solutions for individuals and corporations.

RT-PCR Test: Polymerase Chain Reaction testing with results available within hours (2 hour, same day, and 24 hours). In our clinics, these tests are administered via nasal swab collection. This test is the “gold standard” of COVID-19 testing.

For our Corporate Clients, we offer a Saliva Collection Method for RT-PCR testing. Tests are administered with a Saline Oral Rinse and results are provided next day.

Antigen Test: All Antigen testing is administered via nasal swab collection. These tests provide quick screening results and are acceptable for travel to the United States, the UK and certain International countries

We currently have 22 locations in Ontario and expanding.

Please visit Our Locations page in order to find the closest location to you.

You must book an appointment online before receiving a test. We have appointments every 10-15 minutes and our online system is always available.

Vector Health will send your QR encoded result to the email address provided when booking an appointment. Your privacy is important to us, so please make sure all your personal information is correct when booking. 

If you provided the wrong email address, please contact us at info@vectorhealth.ca so we can update your file.

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Our RT-PCR and Antigen tests can be used for travel. Please check with your airline or local destination to determine which test is required.

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Your confirmation email has a reschedule option. If you have any problems rescheduling, please email info@vectorhealth.ca with the name you booked under and the date/time you wish to change to.

There is NO COST to change your appointment.

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If you would like to change either the type of test (eg. RT-PCR to Antigen) or the time for results (eg. Same day to 2HR), we are here to assist. Please email info@vectorhealth.ca with the name you booked under and the type of test you would like to change to. We will update and either automatically credit your Credit Card the difference or provide you a payment link if the cost increased.

There are no hidden fees.

We understand that travel plans change.

Your confirmation email has a cancel option that you can select. If you have any problems cancelling an appointment, please email info@vectorhealth.ca with the name you booked under and note you wish to cancel your appointment.

For ALL cancellations, a $25.00 admin fee will be charged to your credit card.

If you answer yes to any of the screening questions then Vector Health will NOT be able to complete your testing.

  • The UK requires that the test meets the following performance standards:
    ≥97% specificity, ≥80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml.
    This could include tests such as:
    ·     a nucleic acid test, including a RT-PCR test
    ·     a LAMP test
    ·     an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test

Vector Health Labs Antigen Test does conform to the specifications:

Vector Antigen Performance
  UK Requirement vs Nasal RT-PCR vs NP RT-PCR
Specificity >97% 99.8% 99.8%
Sensitivity >80% 98.1% 91.4%

Operator of Ontario Laboratory License #5697 under Med-Chem Health Care Ltd.

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for local government approval of tests or test equipment when travelling.