COVID-19 Testing


Avalon Laboratories Inc. (ALI) offers local, private molecular diagnostic testing for COVID-19, delivering reliable detection of the virus for workers and employers in our accredited laboratory. We analyze nasopharyngeal and other suitable swabs using PCR technology to detect the presence of the virus. We work with private-sector employers, and their medical practitioners, to ensure proper administration and collection of specimens from workers.

Once swabs are collected, custody transfers to ALI where they are analyzed for COVID-19. Results are available within 24 to 48 hours from the time swabs arrive at the lab. Results for samples received outside regular working hours may take longer than 48 hours.

By conducting preventative screening and confirmatory testing ALI is responding to the demand by businesses looking to provide further protection to their employees, their employees’ families, and the wider community. Preventative screening can help keep COVID-19 from spreading, ease employee anxiety, reduce occupational health risks for employees, and maintain business continuity.

ALI operates the only private laboratory in Newfoundland and Labrador accredited by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation. It maintains ISO Certification and holds a Containment Level 2 Certified Lab designation for providing services and analytics covering microbiology, toxicology, and water quality.

ALI delivers a robust COVID-19 detection test using PCR technology, the same methodology used across Canada’s public healthcare system.

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