Trained technicians will be observing the collection virtually. Through this virtual observation, you will be instructed on how to complete the COVID kit self-collection. The samples will be tested at LifeLabs laboratories or our trusted partners and the results will be provided by LifeLabs via email.
LifeLabs now offers a convenient home collection kit for travelers to test for COVID-19 safely and easily through the comfort of their home or hotel. The kit contains a swab which you will insert only 1cm into your nostrils under supervision by an observer. It will then be sealed, packaged, shipped, and tested at a LifeLabs laboratory and you will receive your results within a maximum of 72 hours of our lab receiving the sample.
If your final destination is outside of the three listed provinces, you can still complete your COVID-19 test with our COVID-19 Home Collection Kit by following the 5 mandatory steps below
- Register your COVID-19 Home Collection Kit at LifeLabs.com/covidkit and select your province of entry.
- Book a virtual observation by a LifeLabs technician.
- Complete your test through virtual appointment.
- Schedule a FedEx pick up.
- Obtain your results!
Please note: The alternate collection or drop off locations listed on the website are for BC, SK and YK customers only. If you are completing your COVID-19 test in a province outside BC, SK or YK, please ensure you book and attend virtual observation appointment and schedule a sample pick up by FedEx ONLY.