Can I test with you if I have symptoms?
Yes, even you who have symptoms of ongoing infection are welcome to us! Let us know when booking if you have any symptoms.
How long does it take to get an answer to a quick test?
Our quick tests will give you answers within 15-20 minutes!
How safe are the results from the test?
Positive results from antigen tests are very accurate. Diagnostic sensitivity is higher than 98% (ct value: ≤ 33) and the diagnostic specificity is> 99%. Even if you test negative, it is very important that you continue to follow the authorities' recommendations.
How long before my trip do I need to test myself to get answers before I leave?
With our PCR tests for travel certificates, you will receive answers and certificates within 48 hours after the sample has been taken. With our quick tests for travel certificates, you will receive an answer within 15-20 minutes.
What travel certificate do I need?
Depending on the country you are traveling to, you may need a travel certificate based on an RT-PCR test, Antigen rapid test and / or a "Fit for Travel" certificate. You must check with the country you are traveling to which certificate is required. Local authorities change their rules overnight and it is impossible for us to keep track of current rules for individual countries.
Where can I find information on which certificates apply to different countries?
Watch here: https://coronapassport.se
Are your certificates approved for entry into all countries?
Yes, we always stay up to date on the requirements for the tests we use to issue the certificates.
Who analyzes your PCR tests?
Those who analyze the samples are Life Genomics AB in Gothenburg. An accredited laboratory according to ISO / IEC 17025 that collaborates with the Swedish Public Health Agency, EU and region
Which PCR test does your lab perform?
TATAA Biocenter performs RT-qPCR test with TATAA GrandPerformance SARS-CoV-2 Detection kit (CE-IVD) with LightCycler® 480 System (Roche).
What kind of travel certificate do I need?
Depending on what country you are travelling to you might need a certificate based on a rt-PCR test, an Antigen rapid test and/or a ”Fit for Travel” certificate. You must check the requirements on your own. Local authorities are changing the rules over the night and we cannot maintain an updated accuracy on the requirements needed.
Where can I find information about travel requirements for certain countries?
Please visit https://coronapassport.se
Are your certificates valid for travel to all countries in the world
Yes, we keep ourselves updated on the requirements on the SARS-CoV-2 certification needed.
Who are analysing your PCR samples?
We are using TATAA Biocenter in Gothenborg. They are an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory in cooperation with the Swedish Public Health Agency, EU, and the Swedish Public Health Regions.
Is my travel certificate signed by a doctor?
Yes, our travel certificates based on PCR tests are reviewed and signed by a licensed physician. Our travel certificates based on antigen tests are reviewed and signed by a licensed nurse.
What training do the staff performing the tests have?
Our tests are performed by licensed nurses and assistant nurses and there is always a nurse available for advice in the event of a positive test result. We are registered caregivers and have a medically responsible doctor specializing in emergency care.
Where can I see more about how the sampling is done?
You can see more about how antigen tests work Here and on antibody tests Here
For which countries does your certificate apply?
We issue certificates for all countries, feel free to read more Here about what applies to your particular destination.
What Antigen tests do you use to perform your travel certificates?
We use Abbotts PANBIO™ rapaidtest. Testanswer within 15 minuter.
What is the performance of your Antigen test?
Sensitivity 91.4% (94.1% for samples with Ct values ≤ 33) / specificity 99.8%
I suspect I have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, what test should I take?
We always recommend that you take both the rapid test Antigen and the rapid test Antibody because then our healthcare staff will receive more information to be able to guide you further. For subsequent testing in connection with a negative answer, an Antigen test is sufficient. In case of doubt, we can also offer PCR tests.
Can your tests show incorrect answers?
YES! All answers can with extremely low probability be incorrect both in terms of positive and negative answers.
Do I receive compensation if it turns out that I received an incorrect answer?
If it can be proven that there has been a fault in the laboratory, a manufacturing fault in the rapid test or if our staff has made a handling fault, we will reimburse the test cost. We do not reimburse other costs, such as costs for canceled travel.
What kind of PCR test are you providing?
TATAA Biocenter performs a RT-qPCR test using the TATAA GrandPerformance SARS-CoV-2 Detection kit (CE-IVD) on LightCycler® 480 System (Roche)
What kind of Rapid Antigen tests are you using?
We use Abbott’s PANBIO™ Rapid Test Device. Test results in 15 minutes.
What specifications does your Antigen test have?
Sensitivity 91.4% (94.1% for samples with Ct values ≤ 33) / Specificity 99.8%
Can your test results be wrong?
Yes indeed! All results and test methods could with a very low probability be wrong both on the positive and on the negative result.
Will I be compensated in case it turns out that I have received a wrong test result?
If it can be proved that there has been an error or malfunction at the laboratory, if the rapid test kit has some fabrication malfunction or if our staff have made some significant error, we will reimburse the cost for the testing. Other costs, i.e., delayed or cancelled travel will not be covered by us.
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