4821 Calgary Trail NW,
Edmonton AB T6H 5W8
By Appointment only
Please call and book your slot before you walk in.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09:00 AM – 5:00PM
Wednesday : 09:00 AM – 2:00PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday – Closed
(587) 454-0014
(587) 454-0015

Our Phone Number : (587) 454-0014

We provide asymptomatic Covid-19 Testing at our facility providing same day result

Our Phone Number : (587) 454-0014

Our Asymptomatic Covid-19 Testing Services

Rapid Antigen Test

This COVID-19 Rapid Test uses a swab of the nose to detect infectious coronavirus protein fragments (front of nose swab rather than the back of nose swab).

Because it is highly sensitive in detecting viral levels that are currently deemed infectious, the Rapid Antigen Test is appropriate for quickly determining if you are at risk of spreading the virus.

As a result, this rapid antigen test is widely employed in the workplace, events, and some travel destinations – since they can detect whether someone could unintentionally spread Covid-19 to others. The results of the Rapid Antigen test are known within 15 minutes.

Same day results available while you wait  (15 min)

This includes certification printout copy and emailed results.

  • Rapid Antigen Test $ 60.00

    Often needed for Public Events, U.S. Travel, Employer Requirements, and Personal Use.

PCR Test NAAT – Nucleic Acid Amplification Test

Our on-site PCR Testing Clinic system is utilized to detect the presence of viral coronavirus RNA. A swab of the tip of the nose or throat (not nasopharyngeal) is required.

This COVID-19 PCR test (also known as NAAT) is the gold standard of coronavirus testing because it has a high sensitivity for detecting the virus in a sample.

Testing is performed right in our clinic using the Abbott ID NOW platform that is Health Canada approved.

We do not send test samples to another location. This is how we are able to provide same-day rapid and accurate results.

Same-day results available while you wait
(within 1 hour of your test)

This includes certification printout copy and emailed results.

  • PCR (NAAT) Test $ 200.00

    PCR Test for Travel to International Destinations, Cross Border Shopping Trips, Employer PCR Testing, and more

Please Note :

Spectrum Diagnostics at Calgary Trail Family Medical Clinic is an asymptomatic screening centre and we cannot take appointments from anyone that has symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If you need testing for any of these symptoms, call Alberta Health Services at 811.

We cannot guarantee the travel restrictions and test requirements for each country and airline, so please ensure that you have confirmed the test type and time requirements before booking your appointment.

Please visit International Travel Restrictions by Country for the most up-to-date information on travel restrictions to understand what you will require for your travel destination.

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Frequntly Asked Questions

What is a rapid (antigen) test?

Rapid screening tests detect the presence of proteins (or antigens) on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus which causes COVID-19) from your nasal secretions.

 A swab sample collected from your lower nasal passages will be used to perform the test. The result will be available 15 minutes after testing.

 A doctor’s prescription is not necessary for this test.

What is a PCR test?

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 is a molecular test that analyzes upper respiratory specimen, looking for genetic material (ribonucleic acid or RNA) of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

We at Spectrum Diagnostics / Calgary Trail Family Medical Clinic use the Health Canada approved state of art equipment that does the Polymerase Chain Reaction using Nucleic Acid Amplification Technology (PCR- NAAT) to amplify small amounts of RNA from specimens into deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which is replicated until SARS-CoV-2 is detectable if present. The PCR NAAT test has been the gold standard test for diagnosing COVID-19 since authorized for use in February 2020. It’s accurate and reliable.

A sample will be collected via a nasal swab. The swab will be processed on our site, and the result will be available within 1 hour after testing if you choose to get the same-day result option.

A doctor’s prescription is not necessary for this test.

What do I need to do to prepare for my testing appointment?

Please bring a valid ID, your healthcare card, and the email confirmation to your appointment. No specific preparation is required for a COVID-19 test.

We require that all patients wear a mask when they visit our clinic. Please note at our facility COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic persons only for Travel and work / school / social gathering that needs COVID-19 testing and confirmation of negative result. 

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or who have been in close contact with a known case of COVID-19, contact your local Public Health Department by calling 811 from Alberta for further direction.

Do I need to make an appointment for doing a COVID-19 test?

Yes, please book your appointment online, if you have difficulty booking online please call the clinic and check the booking slot availability and make an appointment by phone.

We do not suggest walk-in as you may end up waiting for a long time. Same day booking slots may be available, check online or call the clinic to find out the availability.

What is your cancellation policy for an appointment?

Please use the link in the booking confirmation email or contact the testing clinic location directly to cancel, at least 24 hours in advance of your test.

If you booked your appointment on the same day that you are attending, please contact the testing clinic directly to cancel your appointment.

Appointments for PCR testing must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance in order to receive a refund.

How will I get a copy of my COVID-19 test results?

Your test results will be sent to you by email.

I did not receive my COVID-19 test result by email, what should I do?

Please check your spam folder to see whether your result was delivered to you. If you haven’t received your test result within the time frame mentioned to you, please contact the clinic by phone or email.

What happens if my test result is positive?

At our facility, we do NOT do COVID-19 tests for persons who have COVID-19 symptoms, however, when someone is infected with COVID-19 in the past, the PCR NAAT test can detect the presence of  SARS-CoV-2 virus’s genetic material in the nucleic acids even up to 6 months (varies with individuals) from the last time the person was infected with COVID-19. 

If you were infected with COVID-19 in the past, and if you are able to provide the necessary documentation to validate the history, and currently if you are healthy and asymptomatic, a rapid antigen test will be able to provide you the COVID-19 negative result.  However, if a rapid antigen test result also indicates a positive result or your PCR test result indicates a positive result without you having been infected with COVID-19 in the past, You should contact your local Public Health department for further direction by calling 811 from Alberta.

Why are you charging patients for these tests?

Rapid screening tests and PCR tests are not covered by provincial health services for those who require a test and documentation for international or domestic travel, recreation, visiting family, or work/school.

Patients can see if they qualify for and where they can obtain government-funded PCR COVID-19 testing by visiting their provincial health or government websites and checking the most recent guidelines.

Are COVID-19 tests covered by my insurance?

We invite you to check with your insurance company to find out whether your COVID-19 test is included in your coverage.

Contact us

Calgary Trail Family Medical Clinic
We are located at 4821 Calgary Trail NW

Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5W8

Phone (587)-454-0014 / Fax: (587)-454-0015


Call to book an appointment 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Wednesday – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm call to book an appointment

Saturday – 10:00 AM -3:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Better Health Care is Our Mission

SPECTRUM DIAGNOSTICS / Calgary Trail Family Medical Clinic





4821 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB, T6H 5W8