Prague Launches Mobile COVID-19 Testing Lab

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic, waiting in long queues for a COVID-19 test has been a major hurdle in getting tested.

However, the advent of a mobile laboratory may help alleviate the problem.

The lab can analyze nucleic acid samples on the spot immediately, allowing people to obtain results within a few hours, depending on the number of samples. At one time, the mobile laboratory can test and evaluate up to 94 people.

“As the latest figures show, Prague is coping well with the epidemic compared to the rest of the country. We are now adding this mobile laboratory to all test sites, which is able to perform bulk samples and evaluate the results within two or three hours,” said Deputy Mayor for Security Petr Hlubuček (STAN).

The mobile laboratory is run by medics and certified laboratory staff who will be in charge of PCR analysis. It will be possible to perform an immunochromatographic test for antibodies as well as an antigen test.

You can book your appointment via email at mobilnilaborator@ghc.cz or by calling the number 739 500 500. It is necessary to communicate the date, address of the planned collection, and the total number of persons that want to be tested.

Prices:

5–10 samples (collection in Prague) = CZK 2,500 / 1 person – result within 2 hours + price for delivery of an ambulance CZK 5,000 (one-off)

11–34 samples (collection in Prague) = CZK 2,200 / 1 person – result within 3 hours + price for delivery of an ambulance CZK 2,000 (one-off)

35 and more samples (collection in Prague) = CZK 1,900 / 1 person – result within 5–6 hours Ambulance delivery = FREE

 

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