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 SYNLAB we use 2 methods to collect a coronavirus sample.

1. SAMPLING FROM PHARYNGEAL WASHINGS. To do this, gargle throat 10 seconds with a special saline solution, which is not dangerous to health if swallowed. For testing, it is necessary to collect all the solution in a cup. Collected sample is analyzed in the laboratory with a reliable PCR method and the result of the sample is equivalent to that of a sample taken from the nasopharynx. 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 grooming at home in advance.

2. SAMPLING FROM NASOPHARYNX. The sample is taken with a cotton swab from a depth of about 5 cm from the nasopharynx. In some cases, sampling may cause inconvenience. We recommend you blow your nose before sampling if necessary.

Book an appointment for the coronavirus test

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 analysi

 

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 9:00–17:00
  • In Tallinn Tammsaare tee 104a (rear parking lot, mobile testing point) Mon-Fri 8-16:30 (lunch 12-12:30), Sat-Sun 9-17:30
  • In Tallinn 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)
  • In Tartu at Raatuse 21 (SYNLAB laboratory), Mon–Fri 13:00–18:30, Sat-Sun 9:00–13:00
  • In Pärnu at Suur-Sepa 14 (separate entrance from the yard), Mon–Fri 10:00–16:30, Sat 9.00-11.00
  • In Jõhvi at Jaama 34 (SYNLAB laboratory), Mon–Fri 8:00–14:00, Sat 9.00-12.00
  • In Narva at Kangelaste prospekt 2 (SYNLAB sample collection point), Mon–Fri 8:00–14:00, Sat 9.00-12.00
  • In Võru at Jüri 19a (room 412), based on work schedules
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 – 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.

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 coronavirus PCR test result does not preclude an initial positive result. Also, a subsequent negative antibodies result does not preclude an initial positive coronavirus PCR test 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/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

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 €2.

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.
  • 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.
  • Follow the 2+2 rule.
  • 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 grooming at home in advance.
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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