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076 113 9344

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064 641 2056

Monday - Friday
9am-5pm
Weekends & After Hours:
By appointment only

Call-Out service:
Available 7 days a week

PRICES

PCR Test 24hr
R550
Travel Certificate
R200
PCR Test 12hr
R1100
PCR Test 8hr
R1600
PCR Test 4hr
R2500
Standard Certificate
R100

Rapid Antigen Test (Covid)
R200
Rapid Antibody Test (Covid)
R150

On-site Medical Doctor
On-site Doctors Referral
Travel Antigen certificates
PCR Travel Certificate
PCR diagnosis
4hr Express PCR
8hr Expedited PCR
15 Minute Rapid Antigen

After Hours fee is applicable on tests done after 5pm

 

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Covid 19 Testing 

Who should get tested for COVID-19?

Your healthcare provider may recommend testing for COVID-19 if you have any of the following symptoms:
* Fever or chills.
* Cough.
* Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
* Fatigue.
* Muscle or body aches.
* Headache.
* New loss of taste or smell.

TEST EXPLANATIONS
Rapid Antigen (AG)

A rapid antigen test (RAT), sometimes called a rapid antigen detection test (RADT), antigen rapid test (ART), or often even just a rapid test, is a rapid diagnostics test suitable for point-of-care testing that directly detects the presence or absence of an antigens (proteins). It is commonly used for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVID-19. 
Rapid tests are a type of lateral flow tests that detect antigens.
Rapid tests generally give a result in 5 to 15 minutes

When to test?

3 days of symptoms/ 5 days since contact with positive person

Cases may vary depending on viral load 

Test type : Lateral flow test

Anti-body (AB)

Antibodies are proteins created by your immune system that help you fight off infections. They are made after you have been infected. 

1. IgM antibodies
These are short-lived antibodies that our body makes when we are fighting off the COVID-19 infection. These antibodies normally appear from 7 day into fighting off the virus. If you test positive for this antibody it means that you are a new COVID-19 infection and you are contagious for the virus.
These antibodies only stay in your body for a short time and usually disappear a few weeks after your infection. That is why we can use this antibody to pick up if you may be infected with COVID-19. But that is also why it is recommended that should we pick up the IgM antibody you should also use a PCR COVID (infection) test to confirm your infection.

2. IgG antibodies
The presence of IgG antibodies on your test can tell you if your immune system has ever had to fight off COVID-19. These antibodies usually appear in your blood 2 weeks after you recover from the virus.
IgG antibodies stay in your body a long time (sometimes for a lifetime) and help give you immunity against catching the virus again. If you test positive for these antibodies, not only will you know for certain that you had the virus but you will also know that you have some protection against catching the virus again.

Test type : finger prick blood test

PCR

PCR means polymerase chain reaction. It’s a test to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus. The test detects the presence of a virus if you have the virus at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of the virus even after you are no longer infected.

What’s a covid-19 pcr test?
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 is a molecular test that analyzes your upper respiratory specimen, looking for genetic material (ribonucleic acid or RNA) of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Scientists use the PCR technology to amplify small amounts of RNA from specimens into deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which is replicated until SARS-CoV-2 is detectable if present. The PCR test has been the gold standard test for diagnosing COVID-19 since authorized for use in February 2020. It’s accurate and reliable.