Pricing and Shipping
Yes! Get 5% off + FREE shipping using the discount code MZ5 on the last page of the checkout. If you would like to acquire more than 100 boxes please contact us for a special discount.
Orders generally ship out within 1 business day. Choose UPS Express and receive your package within 1-2 business days. Choose UPS Standard (free) and receive your package within 3-8 business days, depending on location.
UPS Standard shipping is free, and UPS Express varies based on location & total quantity / weight.
No. Currently, we deliver our rapid antigen test kits within Canada only.
All orders have been shipped, and we've moved to next day shipping as of Feb 5th, 2022. If you still have not received your order, please contact us.
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests
COVID-19 rapid antigen tests can detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in your body using a sample, such as a nasal or throat swab, nasal secretions, or saliva.
It is quick in producing results and faster than Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.
Those with symptoms, are not able to go for PCR tests, or want to be extra safe, can self-test using a rapid antigen kit.
Important: Note that rapid antigen tests do not replace PCR tests. PCR tests are more reliable and accurate in diagnosing COVID-19.
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.
The N protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus reacts with the strip-shaped coating of the test line. If present, it leads to a color change. If the sample collected is positive for the virus, 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 on the test zone (labeled “T” on the test card).
*A graphic outlining how to read a result is included on the “instructions for use” sheet.
Test cassettes require 3 drops of sample liquid, as the amount of liquid that the test strip can absorb is limited. If the control line does not appear, or the test strip is unclear or discolored, the test should be considered invalid. If this occurs, you are advised to repeat the test according to the steps outlined in the instruction guide.
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.
The Boson rapid antigen test kits for sale on this site are manufactured by Xiamen Boson Biotech Co. Ltd. They are authorized for sale and use in the country by Health Canada (Authorization #323096).
MyZone Health and Boson Rapid Antigen Test Kit
MyZone, with headquarters in Vancouver, BC, has been operating in Canada since 2002, and is a proud partner with Boson.
The rapid antigen test kit manufactured by Xiamen Boson Biotech Co. Ltd. was authorized by Health Canada under the Interim Order – Authorization #323096.
Xpec Group/Boson Canada is the authorized Canadian distributor of the Boson rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test card.
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.
Yes. Boson Rapid antigen tests are capable of detecting any COVID variant, including Omicron.
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)
This product was authorized by Health Canada to be used by trained health care professionals and laboratories.
Testing and Reading the Results
Please note the following before performing the test:
- As the sample to be collected will be a nasal swab, blow your nose prior to conducting the test.
- Test cards should be used within 1 hour of opening. Perform the test immediately after collecting a nasal swab.
- The test specimen from the extraction tube should only be added to the section of the test card marked “S”. Also note that too few or too many drops may lead to an invalid result, so take extra caution.
No additional equipment is required to administer the test, but access to a timer is required to determine the best result.
1) Collect a sample by carefully inserting the swab into the nostril and swabbing over the surface of the posterior nasopharynx.
2) Add 8 drops of buffer into one of the extraction tubes.
3) Put the swab in the extraction tube and leave it there for 1 minute. Then remove it from the tube.
4) Close the tube and add 2 to 3 drops of the test specimen on the test card.
5) Read the result in 15 to 20 minutes.
6) Interpret the results based on the instruction guide.
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.
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.
If you get a positive test result using the rapid antigen test kit, self-isolate and consult with your healthcare provider on the next steps. Be sure to follow guidelines from the local health department and government.
If possible, have yourself tested via a PCR test to get confirmation and avoid contact with others until you get the results.
For more information, please see Canada’s public health page about COVID-19.
This means the SARS-CoV-2 virus was not detected in the sample collected. Kindly note though that there is still a possibility that the test returned a false negative result. If you are experiencing symptoms, seek professional help from your healthcare provider and if possible, have yourself tested via a PCR test.
If you get an invalid result, retest or seek the advice of a healthcare professional.
If you are experiencing symptoms, self-isolate and consult with your healthcare provider regarding the next steps.