If you are traveling to Cape Town and must perform a Covid-19 PCR test before your flight, below is a list of Covid-19 PCR test centers in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Covid-19 PCR Tests in Cape Town – South Africa
Centers for molecular detection of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), more commonly referred to as PCR tests, Antigen Tests, or Rapid Lateral Flow tests, can be found on this page. PCR Tests, (Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT–PCR) is a nuclear-derived technology for identifying the presence of specific genetic material in any disease, including viruses. It’s one of the most extensively utilized COVID-19 viral detection methods in laboratories. An Antigen test is a rapid diagnostic test suitable for point-of-care testing that directly detects the presence or absence of an antigen. Rapid lateral flow tests are required for UK travelers and involve rubbing a long cotton bud (swab) over your tonsils (or where they would have been) and inside your nose.
All Covid-19 PCR Test / Rapid Antigen Test / Rapid Lateral Flow test centers that appear in this list have been certified by the country´s state health department. If you need your Covid-19 diagnostic test prior to your flight, make sure to provide the exact name that appears in your passport (including middle name) and request a test certificate in English.
If you are on vacation or holiday and have symptoms such as fever, cough, tiredness, loss of taste, loss of smell, difficulty breathing, chills, sore throat, runny nose, headaches, chest discomfort, or diarrhea, it´s highly recommended that you conduct a Covid-19 test and auto-isolate till the results are back.
Prior to going for your PCR, Antigen, or Rapid Lateral Flow test, make sure to contact the laboratory and ask if you need to make an appointment or if they accept walk-ins. Some RT-PCR test laboratories offer expedited results (which may incur an additional fee). Not all Covid-19 diagnostic test centers are open on weekends, so plan accordingly and make sure to consult the lab prior to going for your Coronavirus test.
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