Haven Testing: At Home Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Tests We Love

Haven Testing: At Home Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Tests We Love

This post is in partnership with Haven Testing. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

It almost feels like things are getting back to normal right? We are cautiously optimistic over here and so ready to get back to living life. Full disclosure I have calmed down a lot now that I have the at-home Covid-19 antigen tests from Haven Testing sitting in my medicine cabinet.

Haven Testing offers at-home Covid 19 tests for Ontario residents. Get yours here. Use code ANETA12 for 12% off.

LIVING DURING COVID

If you have been following along with us you know we pulled our kids out of school back in March of 2020. Although a lot of factors attributed to us hunkering down I am glad about our decision looking back. We had no exposures, didn’t get sick, and managed to have a great time connecting as a family.

That being said we’ve had half our household vaccinated now and with stores, sports, and schools opening up it’s starting to feel a lot like the pre-covid days and we are excited about the transition.

HOW DOES THE AT-HOME COVID 19 ANTIGEN TEST WORK

Haven Testing: At Home Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Tests We Love

At-home antigen tests work by testing for contagiousness because they detect the presence of an active COVID-19 infection, whether you have symptoms or not. This kit is so simple to use I feel confident that my preteens could do it even if I am not at home.

To begin you would take the swabs and insert them into your nose just half an inch and move it around to get a good specimen of the gunk in your nose. This is nowhere near how far you get the swab put in when you get tested at a government testing facility and since it’s done by a parent or loved one that kids trust it will be a lot less invasive.

You have to then set up the extraction tube and fill it with buffer solution. You will insert the swab and swirl it around to mix well. After letting it sit for 2 minutes you then add the nozzle and add 3 drops into the sample well of the test cassette. Results are ready in 15 minutes and you will know whether you are positive on the spot. You can then choose to get tested by a local health system to confirm results.

Haven Testing: At Home Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Tests We Love

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE KIT?

When you order from Haven Testing you get your kit delivered right to your door.  They give you the option of fast shipping so you can get it quickly too. Included in your kit are 5 individual packed tests so you can use each one on a different person if you need to. 

WHO CAN USE THE HAVEN TESTING AT-HOME COVID 19 ANTIGEN TEST?

The Haven Testing kit can be used by anyone over 2 years of age. Obviously, you need to do the test for your little ones, but as I said, I think my older kids could easily do it themselves.  I think it is a must-have for households with children and people who are at risk whether it is due to health reasons or a job that puts you around a lot of people.

AT-HOME COVID 19 ANTIGEN TEST OFFER PEACE OF MIND FOR PARENTS

Here is the thing. My kids are going back to school in September. They are playing on their rep sports teams and taking swimming lessons. There will be visits with family and friends. As long as we follow public health guidelines my kids will be doing all of these things but let’s be honest here, I need some peace of mind.

Haven Testing: At Home Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Tests We Love

I now know that I can quickly test my kids if they wake up and are exhibiting symptoms from the privacy of home. I know I can offer guests or friends a test before we engage in a visit where social distancing is not an option. I can check our family before we visit someone who is a high risk to protect them in case we are positive and not showing symptoms. I have peace of mind now.

HOW MUCH DOES HAVEN TESTING: AT-HOME COVID 19 ANTIGEN TEST COST?

Currently, the cost for one kit which includes 5 tests is $99 CAD dollars. It works out to be less than $20 per test. Haven Testing has very graciously offered our readers 12% off using code ANETA12 which brings your total to under $88 a kit. The price per test is then $17.60 CAD.

If you compare that to the cost of possibly missing work because you have come into contact with someone who is Covid-19 positive or wake up with symptoms that you are unsure of, I would much rather test to know whether I am contagious than miss out on a day of work.

Haven Testing: At Home Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Tests We Love

Think about when September rolls around and the kids are back to school and wake up with a runny nose or sore throat. You can now quickly test to see if they are contagious and whether they need to stay home and you need to call work.

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HOW TO PURCHASE YOUR AT-HOME COVID-19 TEST IN ONTARIO

Head on over to our friend’s Haven Testing site here and get your kit. Make sure you use code ANETA12 for a 12% discount on your order. The kits are Health Canada authorized and approved for self-administration by Ontario’s Ministry of Health. They also ship from Ontario. What are you waiting for?

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This post is in partnership with Haven Testing. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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9 Comments

  1. Sandra Dufoe
    August 19, 2021 / 9:26 am

    Thank you for the information.

  2. Debbie Beattie
    August 21, 2021 / 12:36 am

    Having these tests would make getting tested much easier

  3. Sandra McG
    August 26, 2021 / 8:21 am

    might be a good thing to keep on hand

  4. Debbie Beattie
    August 30, 2021 / 12:27 am

    Although I think these kits and great I’m really hoping we won’t need them for long

  5. Heather Swanson
    August 31, 2021 / 7:32 am

    great information to have

  6. Sandi
    September 1, 2021 / 11:21 am

    great info, something to think about for sure

  7. Heather Swanson
    September 12, 2021 / 6:55 am

    very informative story

  8. Louanne Baelde
    September 12, 2021 / 1:14 pm

    So good to know because they are needed so frequently.

  9. Heather Swanson
    September 13, 2021 / 7:59 am

    great to pass along