CORONAVIRUS TESTS AND CERTIFICATES

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causes a lung disease known as COVID-19. The main symptoms caused by the coronavirus are fever, cough and difficulty breathing that appear in most cases within 14 days after exposure. Not all infected people develop symptoms. The infected people who are asymptomatic pose a great risk as they can spread the disease without knowing it. Coronavirus infection is particularly dangerous for older adults and those with chronic medical conditions because their immune system is weakened and may not respond to the disease as well as that of the average healthy person.
It is known that the coronavirus is transmitted in four ways: through respiratory droplets, via infected surfaces, faecal-oral transmission and/or aerosols.

 

Coronavirus tests in SYNLAB:

  1. Coronavirus detection from pharyngeal washings or nasopharynx

  2. Rapid detection of coronavirus from nasopharynx

  3. Detection of coronavirus, influenza A/B and RS virus

    from pharyngeal washings or nasopharynx

  4. Quantitative IgG antibody test for coronavirus from blood sample

SYNLAB does not perform a rapid covid antigen test.

SELECT TEST:

Coronavirus detection

The presence of virus is analyzed by a reliable PCR method. A sample is taken according to request either from the pharyngeal washings or nasopharynx. In order to ensure smooth sampling with children, we recommend practicing throat gargling at home for 10 seconds before giving the sample.
45 €
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Rapid detection of coronavirus

The presence of virus is analyzed by a reliable LAMP method. A sample is taken from  nasopharynx. Results with 3h.
70 €
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Detection of coronavirus, influenza A/B and RS virus

The presence of viruses is analyzed by a reliable PCR method. A sample is taken according to request either from the pharyngeal washings or nasopharynx. In order to ensure smooth sampling with children, we recommend practicing throat gargling at home for 10 seconds before giving the sample.
75 €
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Quantitative IgG antibody test for coronavirus

The venous blood sample helps to detect if you have had the disease or if antibodies have formed after vaccination. The quantitative (QN) test of coronavirus IgG antibodies shows not only the presence of antibodies, but also their numeric level.
15.20 €
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A prior booking is required to detect the coronavirus

There are three ways to book a time for a coronavirus test:

1.on patient portal MINU.SYNLAB.EE

  • select product Coronavirus detection
  • add 1 product by clicking “+”
  • Click “Book a time” and select the appropriate sampling location, date and time
  • pay for the order

2. call SYNLAB customer support at 17123 (when calling from abroad +372 640 8231) (Mon-Fri 8-18)

3. write to klienditugi@synlab.ee

 

To book an appointment for another person, add to the order the corresponding number of Coronavirus detection products by clicking “+”.

  • If you book an appointment for a person over the age of 18, they will see their result and certificate themselves by logging in to the patient portal using an ID-card, Mobile-ID or Smart-ID. If this option is not available, contact SYNLAB Customer Support.
  • If you book a time for a child under the age of 18, you will see his or her result and certificate on the timeline of the parent who ordered the analysis

 

If you wish to pay the invoice as a company, please fill in this online registration form (In Estonian)

If you pay for the coronavirus test yourself, a doctor’s referral letter is not required.

Where can I give a sample for the coronavirus test?
  • In Tallinn at Töökoja 1, Mon-Fri 7.30-19.00, Sat-Sun 9.00-17.00
  • In Tallinn at Tammsaare tee 104a (in a parking lot behind Mustamäe Centre, mobile testing point), Mon-Fri 8.00-16.30 (lunch break 12.00-12.30), Sat-Sun 9.00-17.30 (lunch break 13.00-13.30)
  • In Tallinn at Mere pst 10 (Europark EP29, mobile testing point) Mon-Fri 11.30-20.00 (lunch break 15.30-16.00), Sat-Sun 9.00-17.30 (lunch break 13.00-13.30)
  • In Tartu at Raatuse 21 (1st floor, entrance from the side of the building), Mon-Fri 13.00-18.30, Sat-Sun 9.00-13.00
  • In Pärnu at Suur-Sepa 14 (separate entrance from the backyard), Mon-Fri 13.00-17.00, Sat-Sun 9.00-12.00
  • In Jõhvi at Jaama 34, Mon-Fri 8.00-14.00, Sat-Sun 9.00-12.00
  • In Narva at Tallinna mnt 21, Mon-Sun 9.00-13.00
  • from 17.5 In Võru at Tartu str 9, samples are taken based on a schedule
A quantitative IgG antibody test for coronavirus does not require prior booking

A quantitative IgG antibody test for coronavirus does not require prior booking.
Samples are taken based on a first-come, first-served principle at all of our sample collection points; the list is available HERE.

Would you like the invoice to be sent to a company?

If paid by invoice, VAT is added to the price of the service. To give a sample, please book an appointment through the online registration form for companies.
Read the additional information and fill in the online registration form

Results

You will get the test result within 24 hours.

You will find the test results:

  • on the Patient Portal MINU.SYNLAB.EE – the results of your minor child can be seen by the parent who ordered the analysis
  • at the TESTI mobile app (download from TESTI.ME website) – you can also see the results of your minor children/dependents here
  • in the DIGILUGU.EE environment

In order to log in, you need an ID card, Mobile-ID or Smart-ID.
If necessary, you can receive the test result on paper from a SYNLAB sample collection point.

Certificate

After receiving the result, you can download the trilingual certificate FREE OF CHARGE:

  • from the Patient Portal MINU.SYNLAB.EE/EN (under “Results/Certificates”) – the certificates of your minor child can be seen by the parent who ordered the analysis
  • at the TESTI mobile app (download from TESTI.ME website) – you can also see the certificates of your minor children/dependents here
  • in the DIGILUGU.EE environment – here you can download European Union digital COVID certificate that has been created for the EU citizens for simplifying mobility

An EU COVID certificate to confirm you have had COVID cannot be generated based on the presence of antibodies. In Estonia, the presence of antibodies can currently be used only to assess vaccination (whether to be vaccinated with one or two doses), in other cases, evidence of antibodies is not currently taken into account.

A travel document (passport, ID card) number is neccessary in order to get a coronavirus test certificate. You can enter the number during ordering a coronavirus test or, if necessary, change it later under “My account” on MINU.SYNLAB.EE main page.

If the child’s result cannot be generated via TESTi or minu.synlab.ee, please contact klienditugi@synlab.ee or the institution that took the sample from you in advance to order the child’s certificate, giving the child’s name, date of birth, country of residence and travel document number.

You can also obtain the certificate on paper at SYNLAB sample collection point for a fee of €3.

We issue certificates on paper:

  • Tallinn Veerenni 53a, 6th floor (Mon-Fri 7.30-16.00)
  • Töökoja 1 (Mon-Fri 9.00 – 16.00)
  • Tammsaare tee 104a (rear parking lot, mobile testing point) Mon-Fri 8-16:30 (lunch 12-12:30), Sat-Sun 9-17:30
  • Mere pst 10 (Europark EP29, mobile testing point) Mon-Fri 11:30–20:00 (lunch 15:30–16:00), Sat-Sun 09:00–17:30 (lunch 13:00–13:30)
  • Valukoja 7/2, 2nd floor (Mon-Fri 8: 00-16: 00 (lunch 12: 00-12: 30))
  • Linnamäe tee 3 (Lasnamäe Health Centre), 2nd floor (Mon-Fri 8: 00-16: 00 (lunch 12: 00-12: 30))
  • In Tartu, Pärnu, Narva and Jõhvi at the sampling point according to the opening hours
Important information
  • The scheduled appointment can be changed and cancelled by logging in to the MINU.SYNLAB.EE Patient Portal and by clicking on the “Orders/Bookings” button.
  • Only customers who have booked an appointment are served at the sample collection point.
  • At the sample collection points in Tallinn, Narva and Pärnu, please wait outside until a customer service representative invites you to enter.
  • When you come to the sample collection point, please bring the identity document you use when traveling.
  • Vaccination certificates are not issued by SYNLAB Eesti.
  • If you choose to use sampling from pharyngeal washings, then we ask you not to eat, drink, smoke, chew gum and brush your teeth 1 hour before giving the sample.
  • With children, we recommend practicing throat gargling at home in advance.
You can see the results and certificates of the SYNLAB coronavirus test at the TESTI mobile app

SYNLAB created the free TESTI mobile app, which allows you to view your, your minor children/dependents results. You can also generate and transmit a free certificate, which is necessary for travelling or working.

The TESTI app can be downloaded onto your mobile phone from the testi.me webpage.

Where can I get more information?

Information on referral-based coronavirus testing, cross-border and paid testing as well as on the virus, its testing methods, etc. is available on the website KOROONATESTIMINE.EE/EN.