CADTH is committed to supporting Canada’s health care decision-makers through this challenging and uncertain time.
Our COVID-19 Evidence Portal contains the latest COVID-19 information from CADTH and other respected organizations. Content is updated daily to reflect the rapidly changing and increasing international scientific evidence related to this disease.
The following is a summary of the most recent information posted to our COVID-19 portal.
- This report provides information on the availability, accuracy, safety, cost, and other considerations for using self-administered screening tests at home for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2.
- The report includes a list of available at-home tests and their respective accuracy values. At the time of this report’s publication, 1 test (Lucira Check-It COVID-19 Test Kit) had received authorization for use without a prescription in Canada. However, it was not yet available for sale.
- While there are no known safety issues related to these tests, the main concern is the potential for human error in administering the self-test, which could provide a false-negative result.
- Considerations of use also include access and out-of-pocket costs for the individuals.
Visit our COVID-19 news page to stay on top of all the emerging information we are monitoring and updating.
CADTH Literature Searching Tools
CADTH is pleased to showcase additional COVID-19 resources from our partner organizations and the Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments’ health jurisdictions:
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Canadian ministries and departments of health, publicly funded organizations responsible for health service delivery, and clinical society stakeholders are encouraged to submit a request or contact their CADTH Liaison Officer. We’re here to help.
The CADTH Weekly COVID-19 Update is intended to keep you informed about the latest information posted on the CADTH COVID-19 portal.