COVID-19 RT-PCR SALIVA TEST
Convenience, comfort and peace of mind
Collect your saliva sample from your home, office or hotel room
Accepted at Canadian, US and most international borders
1-way and 2-way kits available for travellers departing from the US or Canada
Don't scramble to find a PCR clinic on the road
Pack a BORDERPASS™ kit for your trip home!
Now available at:
Saliva Collection device SDNA-2000 authorized by Health Canada, SDNA-1000 authorized by the FDA
Purchase BORDERPASS™ online or in-store
If you purchase online, it will be FedEx'd to your home, office, or hotel room.
Please order as early as possible prior to your departure.
You can purchase BORDERPASS™ at over 500 Sobeys, Safeway, Lawtons, FreshCo. and Rexall pharmacies. Please ask the pharmacist as the kit will be behind the counter.
Book a Video Witnessing Appointment
You will find instructions on how to book your appointment inside your kit.
Book an appointment that is as early as possible within your destination's allowed time frame.
Please visit our Travel Tips section below to determine the best time for your appointment.
Ship your Sample to the Lab via FedEx
The day before your appointment, call 1-800-Go-Fedex to schedule an express pick-up directly after your appointment.
BORDERPASS™ is the perfect solution
as your company resumes business travel
Provide your team with
PEACE OF MIND that their PCR test will be accepted at Canadian, US and most international borders
CONVENIENCE of not having to search
for a clinic when they’re on the road
StageZero's BORDERPASS™ is the perfect solution for the business traveller!
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You can also purchase BORDERPASS™ at select pharmacies nationwide, including
Please ask the pharmacist as the kit will be behind the pharmacy counter.
Book an appointment that is as early as possible within your destination's allowed time frame
For example, if you must take a test within 72 hours of your departure time, please schedule your test as close to but not greater than 72 hours before your scheduled departure time.
Testing on Saturdays
Appointments can be scheduled Mon-Sat in Canada and the US.
Testing on Sundays
We do not offer testing on Sundays in the U.S. or Canada.
If you are flying Monday, you need to schedule your testing date for Friday, as Saturday collections will not be received by our lab until Monday morning.
If your flight is on Wednesday, we recommend getting tested on Monday.
Please plan carefully around testing for the holidays, as there can be delays and FedEx is closed most federal holidays. Click the links below for FedEx Holiday Schedules.
Note: Testing times vary by airline or travel destination, so please confirm this with them before booking your test. It remains your responsibility to take the test within the correct timeframe.
The TaqPath™ RT-PCR COVID-19
This test has been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use by authorized laboratories and by Health Canada under Interim Order No. 2 for importing and selling medical devices; This test has been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARSCoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens; This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner. This test has not been FDA cleared or approved. This test is for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) only. For prescription use only. For in vitro diagnostic use.
This test is performed by StageZero in our CLIA-certified high complexity laboratory, using a PCR-based test kit that has been granted emergency use authorization by FDA for detection of SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimens from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. StageZero has internally validated test kit performance for detection of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva. In a study(1) of 50 patients with known COVID-19 status, across 3 hospitals, using the Spectrum SDNA-1000 saliva collection device in conjunction with the ThermoFisher TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit, the following results were achieved for saliva:100% Positive and Negative agreement for contrived samples
100% Positive agreement for 1-2x Limit of Detection (LoD)
100% Agreement on all clinical samples
100% Agreement on swab vs. saliva results in clinical samples
1. Spectrum Solutions (accessed October 5th, 2020): https://spectrumsolution.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/RUCDR-Infinite-Biologics-COVID-19-QPCR-Testing-Swab-Saliva-Biosamples.pdf