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CeGaT Expands Coronavirus Test Portfolio with Rapid Antigen Tests

Rapid COVID-19 tests are offered at CeGaT’s corona testing sites in Neu-Ulm and Tübingen. The rapid antigen test we use provides reliable results in just 15 minutes. Anyone who would like to take a test can come to the testing sites during opening hours. Medical professionals will take the sample for the test on-site.

The rapid antigen test detects both symptomatic and asymptomatic coronavirus infections.  Appointments are not required for the test; it can be performed at the testing sites at the following times:

  • The testing site on the premises of CeGaT GmbH in Tübingen is open Monday through Friday from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m..
  • The testing site at the ratiopharm arena in Neu-Ulm will offer rapid antigen tests from Monday, March 3, 2021. The opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.. More information about the testing sites can be found here.

The nasopharyngeal swab required for the rapid antigen test is performed by our medical staff on-site. The result is available within 15 minutes and can be read directly on the sample carrier. If you need help reading your result, our team is, of course, at your disposal.

Inexpensive test with reliable result within 15 minutes

The COVID-19 antigen rapid test from Abbott that we use is CE certified. It is based on the proven lateral flow principle and showed in clinical studies a sensitivity of 91,4% and a specificity of 99,8%.

The test costs EUR 25,-. We do not provide findings for the rapid antigen test. In case of travel abroad, please use our qPCR test.

CeGaT completes coronavirus test portfolio

The rapid antigen test completes our comprehensive coronavirus test portfolio to understand and manage the pandemic: The PCR-based laboratory test can detect active infections with utmost certainty. The antibody test is not only used to detect past infections but also measures vaccination effectiveness in vaccinated individuals. Genome sequencing of positive samples identifies viral variants, providing information on how the virus evolves and spreads. Further information on our test portfolio can be found here.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at corona@cegat.de or by phone at +49 7071 56544-20 (we are available on weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).