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Covid Inquiries

Complete this form if you want to talk to us about testing options for your employees. We have developed a detailed 'Back To Work' program that can help to keep your employees and their working environment safe.

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Home  »  Covid-19 Tests

SYNLAB offers Covid-19 tests to: 

  1. Travelers ( with issued certificate )
  2. Corporate organisations who want to ensure the safety of their employees.
  3. Individuals who suspect that they have a Covid-19 infection.
  4. Individuals who want to test if they have built up immunity following an infection.

Our Covid-19 PCR test is only available at our dedicated Synlab head office at Roman Ridge. Appointment bookings are essential to ensure social distancing, your safety, and the safety of our staff.

 *Subject To Regulatory approval

Tests we offer:

RT-PCR Covid-19 test.

ONLY AT DESIGNATED, TEMPORARY TESTING CENTRES

RT-PCR is the laboratory test of choice. It is the most sensitive, giving you the most accurate result. Recommended for individuals who show symptoms of a SARS-CoV-2 infection or who may have been exposed.

Sample required: Either Nasopharyngeal swab or Throat swab for PCR testing. 

                              Blood ( Serum ) for Antibody testing. 

Availability of results:  Regular  =  12Hrs - 24Hrs,   Express = 6Hrs  TAT. 

Getting tested is easy!

  1. Book your appointment online. 10% discount for initial 300 bookings. 
  2. Or walk-In to complete the questionnaire.
  3. Pay for your test

Once you have paid for your appointment, a booking confirmation code will be sent to you via sms. You will need this code to enter the testing facility and it will be requested by the phlebotomist who will collect your sample.

You will be asked for proof of ID on the day of your appointment. SYNLAB accepts the following documents:

  • National ID Card
  • Passport
  • Voters ID Card
  • Driver’s Licence

You are requested to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to ensure verification and preparation for your sample taking.

 

Should I get tested?

  1. Do you have symptoms associated with the SARS-CoV-2 infection? If you have symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, loss of sense of smell and taste, gastro-intestinal symptoms or muscle ache you may want to take a RT-PCR Covid-19 test to be certain.
  2. Have you tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 previously? If yes, antibody testing is recommended 14 days after an initial test to determine immunisation. A follow up test is recommended to review growing titers.
  3. Were you symptomatic, but not tested, in the past two months? If you had symptoms in the past but feel fine now, an antibody test will determine if you have built up immunity.
  4. Do you have any known high-risk chronic conditions? Individuals who have known high-risk chronic conditions such as obesity with BMI over 40, respiratory conditions, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, autoimmune diseases, severe allergies, conditions requiring immunosuppression, chronic kidney disease are at more risk of developing severe outcomes in the case of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2. It is advisable to have a doctor review the severity of the condition and remain self-isolating to avoid the risk of contracting an infection.

How will I get my results?

Depending on which test you do, your results will be available within 12Hrs – 24 hours and 6Hrs express.

For notifiable diseases which have the risk of contagion and are of public health concern, we are legally required to notify the health authorities of our results. Results can be picked up, sent via email or whats app upon request during sampling. 

How do I pay for my test ?

You can pay at your convenience from the portal using MoMo, (MTN,Vodafone,Tigo) , using any local bank debit card or Visa and Mastercard