COVID-19 At-Home Saliva Collection Kit
At-Home Saliva Collection Kit
Monitor Your Health
Concern for the health of yourself and your loved ones is vital to helping all of us get through this together. This kit provides straightforward results so you can look out for those closest to you.
Simply administer this easy-to-use kit, ship your sample at your local UPS drop box, and we'll text and email you your results 24-48 hours after the lab receives your sample.
Kai Care is an integral part of Kai Medical Laboratory, best known for providing reliable testing solutions to hospitals, pharmacies, enterprise businesses, and professional sports teams. Your results are screened at our labs in Dallas, Texas, where our scientists and medical professionals can process up to 5,000 tests a day.
How It Works
Frequently Asked Questions
How reliable is the Kai Care At-Home Saliva Collection Kit?
Answer: The kit has an accuracy rating of over 99%. The proprietary extraction and detection methods used by Kai Medical Laboratory minimizes the occurrence of false positives and false negatives to deliver reliable results.
Is this kit Health Canada approved?
Answer: Yes, this saliva test and saliva collection device are approved for use by Health Canada for at-home self-collection in Canada.
How do I administer this kit on myself or loved ones?
Answer: The Kai Care At-Home Kit requires only a saliva sample. To ensure the saliva is usable, do not eat, drink, or smoke 30 minutes before collecting the saliva sample. Detailed instructions will be provided to you in the kit’s packaging. Watch this video
Can I use my Kai Care At-Home Kit results for travel purposes?
Answer: Yes, RT-PCR lab test like the Kai Care At-Home Saliva Kit is the preferred COVID-19 testing method for many travel requirements which require negative results within a very narrow timeframe. All travelers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result for travel. You must take a test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your flight to Canada. Airlines will refuse boarding to travelers who are unable to provide a valid molecular test result.
Please visit https://travel.gc.ca/ for more information.
What address do I use to register my kit?
Answer: Always use your Canadian residential address when registering your kit.
Does this kit detect the newest strains of COVID-19?
Answer: As of February 2021, this kit can detect the following variants of COVID-19: the UK variant B.1.1.7, the South African variant B.1.1351, and the Delta variant B.1.617.2.
When will I receive my Kai Care At-Home Kit and results?
Answer: We offer complimentary next-day air delivery and if you order before 1PM EST, your kit will be shipped out the same day. We also offer an overnight UPS shipping label included in your kit, please contact your local UPS* for delivery specifics. Your results are available within 24-48 hours after the lab receives your sample, you’ll be notified via email or text msg.
*UPS Locations: https://www.ups.com/dropoff?loc=en_CA
What does this At-Home COVID-19 collection kit measure?
Answer: The samples collected using the Kai Care At-Home Kit are meant for RT-PCR tests (a specific kind of molecular PCR test) that look for the presence or absence of unique genomic markers of the COVID-19 virus using a saliva sample.
Why should I get tested?
Answer: Screening testing for COVID-19 is intended to identify infected persons who are asymptomatic and without known or suspected exposure to COVID-19. Screening testing is performed to identify persons who may be contagious so that measures can be taken to prevent further transmission (Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC).
What do I do if my results are positive?
Answer: You should remain in self-isolation, and inform your healthcare provider of your test result. You should follow the guidance provided by the CDC.
Can this test be used for International Travel?
Answer: A Kai Kit result is eligible for any destination that requires a PCR test for travel. Canadian's traveling within North America may use the Kai Care Saliva Kit to enter the United States and return into Canada (with the exception of entry of Hawaii, but can be used to depart Hawaii). When sending the specimen back from countries outside North America and the Caribbean, there is a risk that the it may not get processed with the 72hr timeframe.
Can I use this kit in the Caribbean?
Answer: Yes, The Kai Care Saliva Kits make it super convenient for travel. Just pack a kit in your luggage and start your activation within the 72hr timeframe of your return flight.
*Make sure to check with the local UPS courier for their operating hours
Can I use this kit in Mexico?
Answer: Due to Mexico’s unique legislation there is a risk that the specimen may not get processed within the 72hr timeframe. For customer convenience we suggest against the use of our kit to fly out of Mexico.
I do not have a Canadian government issued ID, can I still get tested?
Answer: Yes, if you have a Canadian shipping address and a valid government-issued photo ID from any country (including the United States), you may purchase a kit
Forms of valid photo ID include:
- A province/state issued driver’s license
- A passport
- A province/state ID card
Why do I need to activate my kit?
Answer: We cannot process your kit if it is not activated and linked to you. Instructions on how to activate your Kai Care At-Home Kit will be included in your package.
Will this kit tell me if I already had COVID-19 and currently have antibodies?
Answer: This is not a kit for COVID-19 antibodies, which are produced by people that have had the virus and have recovered.
Is this kit suitable for use by pregnant women, children, and senior citizens?
Answer: The saliva collection process is non-invasive and as such, is able to be used by pregnant women, children, and senior citizens.
What if my sample comes back inconclusive?
Answer: An inconclusive result typically means the saliva specimen sample collected was contaminated and unable to provide a result.