COVID-19 Test Wait Time

Below, you can see the current COVID-19 PCR testing estimated wait time. This is the duration from when you get the PCR swab done to when your results are ready.

COVID-19 Nasopharangeal PCR Swab Test

Estimated result time:
48-72 hours

The processing of PCR tests is completely outside of the control of PRAXES. It is subject to change without notice depending on how many tests are being processed by the Nova Scotia Health Microbiology lab.

PCR swabs are sent to the NSH Microbiology lab ONCE PER DAY for processing at 5:00pm. Most results are processed within 48 hours, but there can be delays leading up to 72 hours before your result is able to be confirmed.