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Definition of Covid-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It affects different people in different ways. Some it’s the symptoms include:

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COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

The sample required for testing is collected by inserting a long swab into the nose and back of throat (nasopharyngeal). The procedure is not painful but can cause slight irritation. Before the sample is collected you will be required to complete a questionnaire and consent form. This information is required by the MoH (Ministry of Health) Kenya.
Authorised by the Ministry of Health
RT-PCR COVID-19 TESTS
A PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test is a molecular test that detects genetic particles of SARS-CoV-2 virus in the nasopharyngeal swab sample. PCR is the most reliable and accurate test for detecting active infection. The PCR technology amplifies small amounts of virus RNA to DNA which is replicated until SARS-CoV-2 is detectable. The result is usually available within 12-24 hours of the sample reaching the molecular lab.
KES 5500
Rapid Antigen Tests For Covid-19
Rapid antigen tests are based on the detection of specific proteins (antigens) expressed on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 virus. The result can be obtained within 1 hour. The antigen test is less sensitive than PCR testing therefore likelihood of false negative results is higher. It is recommended that patients with symptoms who have a negative rapid antigen test have a PCR test for confirmation. Rapid antigen test is currently only approved by MoH Kenya in particular settings.
KES 3000

Steps Taken To Test For Covid-19

1. Registration

Registration, sample collection (Nasal and throat swab), payment, client departs.

2. Sample Analysis

Turn around time 12-24hours

3. Results

Covid-19 report sent to clients via email or printed copy collected

4. PanaBios (Bops) System

International travellers' results uploaded by Pathcare team into Pana Bops System. Pana Bios will automatically generate the certificate with the password together with the link sent to the traveller's email address. (Kindly check Junk/Spam mail)

5. Trusted Traveller Code

International travellers receive an email notification. It is advisable for the travellers to print hard copies of the TT codes having QR codes that will be verified at the airport

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Need to get employees PCR tested?

For corporate or mass testing kindly contact 0720451250 or email marketing@pathcarekenya.com 

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    Please fill in the form below to request a booking for your Covid-19 Test. We also offer a walk-in service at our labs.


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      Covid-19 locations

      NAIROBI LABORATORY (MAIN LAB)
      MOMBASA LABORATORY
      MERU COLLECTION CENTRE
      NAKURU COLLECTION CENTRE
      KISUMU LABORATORY

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