Coronavirus detection 58 €

What is a coronavirus?

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 diagnostics

In Estonia as well as all over the world, detection of viral RNA is used to diagnose the coronavirus and detect the infection. This test allows for discovery of the presence of virus in the early stage and therefore facilitates immediate imposition of self-isolation, if necessary. The second advantage of this type of testing is that it gives reliable results. The presence of viral RNA can be detected using the standard real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) method that is performed in the laboratories of the Health Board, SYNLAB and various hospitals. Detection of viral RNA is the only method for coronavirus diagnosis and infection detection that is currently approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Sample collection

In adults, the specimen required for the detection of coronavirus is taken from the nasopharynx. Sampling from the nasopharynx can cause some discomfort. It is recommended that the nose is sniffed before sampling. The sample is taken with a cotton swab at a depth of about 5 cm from the nasopharynx.

Under the age of 18, it is possible to take a sample from pharyngeal washings. The throat solution used for rinsing the throat is a saline solution, which is not dangerous to health if swallowed, but testing requires collecting all of the throat solution into a cup. Therefore, we recommend practicing throat rinsing with children at home for 10 seconds before coming to sample collection.

Book an appointment for the coronavirus test

A prior booking is required to give a sample.

  1. Book an appointment by clicking on the “Book an appointment” button under the Coronavirus Detection or
  2. call SYNLAB customer service on 17123 (when calling from abroad, please use the following number: +372 640 8231) (Monday to Friday, 08:00-18:00) or
  3. send an email to klienditugi@synlab.ee.
  4. You can book an appointment for another person, including over 16-years old child, by logging in to the portal using their ID-card, Mobile-ID or Smart-ID. If this option is not available, another person, including a child, can be booked by contacting SYNLAB Customer Support.

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?
  • In Tallinn at Töökoja 1 (SYNLAB sample collection point), Mon–Fri 7:30–19:00, Sat–Sun 9:00–16:00
  • In Tartu at Teguri 37B (SYNLAB laboratory), Mon–Fri 13:00–16:00, Sat 9:30–12:30
  • In Pärnu at Suur-Sepa 14 (separate entrance from the yard), Mon–Fri 14:00–16:00
  • In Jõhvi at Jaama 34 (SYNLAB laboratory), Mon–Fri 9:00–12:00
  • In Narva at Kangelaste prospekt 2 (SYNLAB sample collection point), Mon–Fri 8:00–12:00
How will I get the result?

You will get the test result within 24 hours.

You will find the test results on the patient portal MINU.SYNLAB.EE, at the TESTI app (you can download the mobile application from the testi.me website) and 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.
In the case of a positive result and/or the presence of symptoms, we recommend contacting your family doctor.

Reference value: Negative

A subsequent negative result from a nasopharyngeal sample (PCR) does not preclude an initial positive result. Also, a subsequent negative antibodies result does not preclude an initial positive nasopharyngeal sample (PCR) result, as asymptomatic/mildly symptomatic people may not develop antibodies.

Certificate

After receiving the result, you can download the trilingual certificate FREE OF CHARGE from the Patient Portal MINU.SYNLAB.EE (under “Results/Certificates”) or from the TESTI app (you can download the mobile application from the testi.me website).

Parent will not see child’s result through their TESTI account.

If the parent has ordered the test for a fee at the SYNLAB testing point, the child’s result and certificate will be displayed on the timeline of the parent who ordered the test on the portal minu.synlab.ee.

Both parents see the child’s result in their digilugu.ee environment. The certificate cannot be generated there.

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 €2.

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.
  • Arrive at the exact scheduled time (if you arrive earlier, please wait outside until you are invited to enter).
  • Come with a face mask and wear it until you exit the sample collection point.
  • Bring the identity document you use when traveling.
  • Follow the 2+2 rule.
Quantitative IgG antibody test for coronavirus

In 2–3 weeks after contracting the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, antiviral IgG type antibodies are formed in the blood, indicating the body’s response to the virus. Similarly, antibodies are formed in the body as a result of vaccination. According to research, the antibodies will be present in the body for at least six months.
The quantitative (QN) IgG antibody test for the coronavirus not only determines the presence of antibodies, but also defines their numeric level in blood, which allows to detect the level of the coronavirus antibodies present in the body at the moment of giving the sample.
A positive antibody test result indicates that a person has recovered from the infection caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has a late-stage COVID-19 disease or has developed antibodies due to vaccination.

Read more HERE.

 

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