PCR testing

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Rapid testing - PCR

Rapid PCR/NAAT testing

A PCR (polymerase chain reaction) rapid test applies DNA/RNA identification technology to accurately identify the genetic markers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Globally recognized as the “gold standard” for accurate COVID-19 testing, PCR rapid testing—or nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT)—is available as a point-of-care option in Canada.

The Hyris bCUBE is Health Canada-approved for point-of-care testing

6 samples

per testing cycle

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Quick results

120 minutes per analysis

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99% specificity

100% sensitivity

Hyris bCUBE


Songbird’s preferred PCR testing device is the Hyris bCUBE. Validated by Health Canada at 100% sensitivity and specificity at 99%, the bCUBE, as a PCR-based device, it is unmatched for its high sensitivity, often detecting infection in asymptomatic carriers. Approved by Health Canada for point-of-care (onsite) testing in September 2020, the bCUBE is the chosen testing device by leading Canadian businesses, organizations, and communities, including the Province of Manitoba.

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Ideal deployments for PCR rapid tests

Different rapid tests serve different purposes. As national experts in point-of-care rapid test deployments, Songbird will help determine which tests—PCR/NAAT, antigen and/or antibody—are the right fit for a space and its population.

Each type of test has a different probability for detecting COVID-19. As the most sensitive and accurate diagnostic tool, PCR rapid tests are ideal for controlled environments where an outbreak will have severe economic and/or health impacts. This includes sports tournaments, mining operations and remote communities.

Find out if the Hyris bCUBE PCR device should be part of a point-of-care testing solution for your specific environment and population.

Learn about our other rapid testing options or compare all three

Antigen test

A rapid antigen test for COVID-19 detects SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins to confirm the presence of an active infection. Learn more

Antibody test

Antibodies are proteins produced in response to a viral infection offering protection from future reinfection. Learn more