To simplify access to corona testing and reduce waiting times at corona testing stations, CeGaT GmbH now offers kits for self-swabs for COVID-19. With the help of the CeGaT collection kit, the nasopharyngeal swab for acute corona diagnostics can be performed on one`s own. CeGaT thus opens up another possibility for rapid and uncomplicated testing for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The swab kits can be ordered via the homepage at https://www.cegat.de/en/diagnostics/corona-diagnostics/corona-kit/ or personally picked up at the CeGaT premises during the test station’s opening hours.
The swab can be performed on any day and at home. Detailed instructions are provided, and an explanatory video can also be found at https://www.cegat.de/en/diagnostics/corona-diagnostics/corona-kit/. The sample can then be sent by mail to CeGaT or handed in on-site. The nasopharyngeal swab is analyzed for viral RNA in CeGaT’s laboratory using real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). With the aid of this highly sensitive method, CeGaT is able to detect the smallest amounts of the virus and identify infection at an early stage.
The medical reports are prepared in German and English and can be accessed the following day via a secure portal on CeGaT’s homepage. All findings are also sent by mail. If a copy of the passport is enclosed with the sample, the passport number is also listed on the report.
CeGaT- collection kit contains:
- All materials for performing the swab
- Instructions for correct collection of the specimen
- All materials needed for the return shipment of the sample
Price EUR 65,- per sample sent in