The molecular test is performed by taking a nasopharyngeal smear (procedure lasting just a few seconds) and by using molecular virus detection techniques. To diagnose SARS-CoV-2 virus, we use real-time PCR, which is arguably the most valid method of diagnosing the new coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization, given the extreme sensitivity and specificity it shows in upper or lower respiratory tract samples. Molecular tests Covid-19 show us if someone has the virus at the time of testing, but cannot determine if anyone has had the disease before.
Aegean Medical Service, which since 2010 specializes in the provision of high quality medical services, has organized a specialized medical network, which performs molecular Covid-19 tests in specially designed spaces at the diagnostic center of Aegean Medical Service, at Mitropoleos 50, in the center of Thessaloniki. Aegean Medical Service mobile team also performs Covid-19 molecular tests at your place as we can arrange home visits. This way you avoid unnecessary traveling and contact with possible cases and, consequently, the spread of the virus.
Prior to sampling, patients fill in a special form with their personal data and give their consent for the processing of their personal data. Sampling is performed by taking biological material with a special pen to detect the genetic material of the virus. This procedure is completely painless. In some patients however, it may cause mild discomfort.
Why do I have to take the test?
COVID-19 can be possibly transmitted by people who are completely asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms and do not know they are carriers of the virus. Protect your loved ones!
Who should take the Covid-19 test?
– People experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 disease
– People who have come in contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19
– People who have recently traveled to countries with a widespread outbreak of COVID-19
– People who continue to work in order to provide basic services
– People who worry about their health
When do we get the results?
The time it takes for the results to come out varies greatly. The soonest the results can be ready is in a few hours (5-6 hours), while it could also exceed the 7 hours.
⚠️ Book your appointment by calling 2310 224 224, +30 698 517 9999! You can book an appointment at our lab facilities Mitropoleos 50, in the center of Thessaloniki, or our mobile team for home visits can come at your place of stay.