How long does the procedure take?
The entire procedure will take an estimated time of 20 minutes.
Is your partner lab certified for RT-PCR testing?
Yes, Singapore Diagnostics and Hero Laboratories have been certified by the DOH for RT-PCR testing.
Where can testing be done?
The swabbing procedure may be done in any well-ventilated location, preferably with a table and chair.
What do I need to do before testing?
All patients will need to practice social distancing and properly wear masks. The procedure may cause an involuntary sneeze or cough, so a napkin to cover one’s nose and mouth may be needed. Alcohol and hand washing is necessary before and after the swabbing.
How will I receive my results?
Your results will be emailed to you by AIDE in in 24 to 48 hours.
What if someone tests positive?
All data are forwarded to the DOH by the laboratory through the Epidemiology Bureau. If one is positive, they will be contacted by the DOH for proper instructions and contact tracing. Only moderate to severe cases, patients with comorbidities, or the elderly, are advised to be confined in hospitals.