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Sign Up for Covid-19 Testing
Besides the hesitation of each of us about returning to work after the end of directive 16, the problem posed in the current dilemma is how to move thousands of employees of the enterprise to the same place. sampling points without large gatherings to avoid the risk of cross-contamination?
To assist people in tracing the traces of infections as well as meet the needs of customers in proactively performing covid 19 testings, we have implemented COVID-19 rapid testing and PCR testing services.
COVID-19 Rapid Test
The COVID-19 rapid test service is currently considered the optimal solution to quickly test, evaluate and screen virus infections in the community with features such as safety, standardization, speed, and convenience.
1. What Is The Procedure For COVID-19 Rapid Test?
Medical staff takes samples from customers' nasopharyngeal secretions. Sampling can be done directly at the clinic, company, or at your home.
Step 1: Prepare
Medical staff wear the required infectious disease protective gear and keep the test kit equilibrated with a temperature of 15-30°C, prepare test trays and code for customers.
Step 2: Collect samples
Medical staff using expert technique and industry experience gently take a sample in 15 seconds from the client's nose.
Step 3: Extract the sample
Medical staff soaks the sample rod in the solution of the extraction tube for about 1 minute, after collecting a sufficient amount of solution, destroy the used sample strip according to regulations for biological infectious waste.
Step 4: Take the test
Place 3 drops (100 µl) of sample extracted from the tube into the sample receiving cell of the test tray and start using the timer. Read results after 15 minutes of sample collection.
Step 5: Read the result
Notify positive and negative customer results. Particularly in case, no results are found (invalid) due to insufficient sample volume or wrong procedure, medical staff will continue to assist until the test is completed.
2. How Much Does The COVID-19 Rapid Test Cost?
Most people are interested in whether the quick test is accurate? The rapid covid test is characterized by lower sensitivity and accuracy than the RT-PCR test. The rapid COVID-19 test method on the market has an accuracy of over 70%.
However, according to experts, in the situation where the epidemic spreads to the community like in our country today, a quick test is necessary. The rapid test is not used to confirm the case, but to diagnose the case in the community and trace the infected cases.
Currently, the price of the COVID-19 rapid test on the market is not uniform due to the different origins and manufacturers of the test kit. With the desire to bring the best service to customers, all test kits we choose to use have passed the approval of the Ministry of Health, and the most popular is Abbott's 𝗣𝗔𝗡𝗕𝗜𝗢 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 – 𝗔𝗴 Rapid Test Diagnostics.
This is one of the best quality test kits on the market today with reasonable cost and has been approved by the Ministry of Health according to the official letter 6693/BY_TB_CT. PANBIO COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test has 91.4% sensitivity on subjects with Ct values ≤ 33 and specificity reached 99.8%. Abbott Diagnostics 𝗣𝗔𝗡𝗕𝗜𝗢 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 – 𝗔𝗴 Rapid Test kit is approved by:
The Ministry of Health (Viet Nam)
- WHO’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL)
- The Government of Singapore, USA, Korea.
- U.S. FDA gives emergency use approval for PANBIO COVID 19-Ag Rapid test
- Production license and official circulation approval of the US, Korean, Singapore governments.
So, how much is a quick covid test? when you choose Diag to perform the test, the official price at this time is 140,000 VND/sample for SGTI. In case you request to take samples at home, the surcharge is 50,000 – 500,000 VND/sample depending on the distance traveled and the quantity.
3. How Long Will I Receive The Results Of A COVID-19 Rapid Test?
Usually, it only takes about 15-30 minutes to perform a quick test and announce the results on the spot. However, when you come to Diag's testing service, our medical staff will arrange the most convenient test schedule to save time and best meet the needs of social distancing.
Therefore, the quick test time for covid 19 will be shortened to the maximum. At the same time, you can look up the test results online quickly within 2 hours and receive the results with the certificate of the medical facility within 1 day.
4. Where Can I Take A COVID-19 Rapid Test?
Where can I take a COVID-19 rapid test? Interested people can go to medical facilities and addresses approved by the Ministry of Health for testing confirmed SARS-CoV-2 announced by the Centers for Disease Control (HCDC).
List of rapid testing and PCR testing locations in Ho Chi Minh City: Click here
However, testing results for SARS-CoV-2 only had a temporary effect at that time, if we do not implement 5K and do not agree on good epidemic prevention, it will cause difficulties in epidemic suppression and development. economy. Joining hands with the anti-epidemic community, Diag deploys rapid testing and PCR testing services with safety, standard, fast and convenient criteria.
Thanks to its outstanding advantages, the Covid-19 rapid test can be conducted in an outside environment, not necessarily in a laboratory. This makes rapid testing popular, rapid testing can be performed at mobile quarantine checkpoints, hospitals, or home testing services with the participation of medical staff to ensure safety in the process and provide the most accurate results.
Medical Diag Center – Medical Diag Center
Address: 414-420 Cao Thang, Ward 12, District 10, City. Ho Chi Minh
Diag Laboratories is one of the reputable laboratories licensed by the Ministry of Health to test COVID-19 by Realtime RT-PCR method. We are proud of 17 branches spread throughout the districts of Ho Chi Minh City and branches in neighboring provinces to promptly meet the testing needs of customers everywhere.
1. The Procedure Of The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test
Step 1: Prepare
Medical staff wears protective gear against infectious diseases as prescribed, including protective suits, helmets, face shields, 2 layers of medical gloves, N95 masks, disinfect at the sampling area.
Step 2: Collect samples
Medical staff use a sample stick and collect fluid from the respiratory tract (the nasopharyngeal area, pharynx). Then transfer the obtained solution into a tube with a virus transport medium available.
Step 3: Preserve the sample
Medical staff transport patient samples to the laboratory.
- In case the patient sample is transported to the laboratory 48 hours before, it should be stored at 2 – 8°C.
- In case the specimen is transported to the laboratory after 48 hours, it should be stored at -70°C.
Do not store specimens at -20°C or in the freezer compartment.
Step 4: Pack and transport the sample to the laboratory
- Medical staff cover the patient, cover the outside with paraffin paper, use absorbent paper to wrap each patient sample, and put it in the sample transport bag.
- Continue to wrap the transport bag with absorbent paper, disinfected the cotton swab (Cloramin B), and fasten the specimen in the second plastic bag.
- Finally, close the specimen collection slips and transfer them to the cooler, and carry out shipping.
Step 5: Read the result
Notify positive and negative customer results. If the customer has a negative result, they need to follow up within 14 days to take the next sample as directed by the Ministry of Health.
2. How Much Does It Cost For A COVID-19 RT-PCR Test At Diag?
Is the PCR test accurate and how much does it cost? The RT-PCR test confirms the SARS-CoV-2 virus with nearly 100% accuracy.
At Diag, the current fee is 550,000 VND/sample for COVID-19 RT-PCR test single (not including the home sample collection fee for patients in need). Customers who register for COVID-19 RT-PCR test with 5 sample pools have a preferential price of 990,000 VND/ sample (5 sample pools) to help save maximum costs and is suitable for groups, families as well as businesses.
3. How Long Does It Take To Receive Results For The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test?
If customers choose quick test COVID-19 will receive fast results within 15-30 minutes. However, for real-time RT-PCR samples, a longer process is required, results are available after 5 hours at the laboratory, and with the current widespread disease situation, it is necessary to perform PCR tests for many subjects. Therefore, it can take 1-2 days to return results.
Currently, customers tend to actively perform tests to ensure the health of their loved ones and contribute to the protection of the community, services that are deployed to connect with PCR tests such as Diag clinic are the right choice. because it can shorten the time for customers.
4. Where Can I Get A COVID-19 RT-PCR test?
Customers who are wondering where to get a PCR test, here is a list of units authorized by the Ministry of Health to perform confirmed COVID-19 testing (updated until December 30, 2021).
Click the link below to view the List:
We have more than 23 years of experience in medical testing and diagnostics and have developed more than 20 branches spread across Ho Chi Minh districts and neighboring provinces. Choosing Diag, customers will be satisfied with the large-scale, modern, luxurious, polite space and attentive, professional, and dedicated service from experienced specialists.
In particular, the equipment of Diag laboratory comes from famous, modern, and international brands such as Abbott, Roche, Sysmex, Thermo Fisher, Arkray.
Rated as one of the trusted addresses, you can register to schedule a PCR test through us.
Facing the alarming situation of COVID-19 infection and unknown source of infection, proactively testing quickly for covid-19 and PCR testing to help detect the existence of covid 19 will help you and your loved ones avoid the risk of community infection. and qualified to return to a safe work environment. Take the covid 19 test at Diag, the test results will be recognized and certified by the medical facility (signature and redwood).
To ensure compliance with the Department of Health's 5K safety regulations for COVID-19 prevention, all customers wishing to perform a Real-time PCR test please fill in the registration form for COVID-19 test, we will contact you as soon as possible after receiving the information.
Do you need to be tested for COVID-19 without any waiting? We offer COVID-19 rapid test and RT-PCR screening services at your location. Diag is here for your service. Request your COVID-19 test with Diag!
Sign Up for Covid-19 Testing: https://www.diag.vn/en/covid-test-registration
Diag Laboratories: https://www.diag.vn/en/find-branch