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Acceptable Molecular Tests
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Transport Canada lists the following molecular tests as acceptable for those exercising a vaccination exemption. These tests use methods such as a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, nose swab, or saliva sample:

PCR - Polymerase chain reaction
Nucleic acid test (NAT) or Nucleic acid amplification test (NAATs)
Reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP)

Other acceptable types of tests:

RT-PCR – reverse transcription real time PCR
Quantitative PCR (qPCR)
Isothermal amplification
Droplet digital PCR or digital droplet PCR (ddPCR)
Transcription-mediated amplification (TMA)
RNA (Ribonucleic acid)
Ct (cycle threshold)
Next generational sequencing (NGS) or whole genome sequencing (WGS)
Oxford Nanopore sequencing (LamPORE)
Detection of the N, S, or E gene
Detection of Orf1a/b
Detection of the RdRp gene