COVID 19 TESTS

At Medland Hospital we offer 3 different Covid 19 Tests. Here is what you need to know about the 3 different Covid Tests:

PCR COVID 19 TEST

What is it?
A molecular diagnostic test that can detect an active infection.

What kind of sample is taken?
Nasal or throat swab (at Medland Hospital we recommend the nasal swab)

How accurate is it?
Highly accurate

How soon do patients get results?
Within 24 to 48 hours

 

ANTIGEN COVID 19 TEST (RAPID TEST)

What is it?
A rapid diagnostic test that can detect an active infection quickly.

What kind of sample is taken?
Nasal or throat swab (at Medland Hospital we recommend the nasal swab)

How accurate is it?
Positive results are highly accurate, but negative results may need confirmation from a PCR Test.

How soon do patients get results?
Within 40 minutes of testing

ANTIBODY COVID 19 TEST

What is it?
A test that detects antibodies in the immune system created in response to a past infection (IGG and IGM). This method is not to be used to confirm diagnosis of a current infection.

What kind of sample is taken?
Blood Draw

How accurate is it?
Accurate. Occasionally, a second antibody test is needed for better accuracy.

How soon do patients get results?
Within 2 to 3 hours of testing

 

Medland Hospital is strongly committed to the health and safety of all our patients and employees.

Throughout the pandemic, we have followed strict policies and protocols in compliance with the local health authorities guidelines, therefore appointments are compulsory in order to limit the number of people in our waiting rooms.

For information or queries about tests in the hospital premises, kindly contact 3111

If you are a company or a group of more than 50 persons, kindly contact our Business Development Department on: +260(0) 762 027 980 / +0260(0) 762 027 840