MOLECULAR TEST COMMISSIONED BY THE VOIVODSHIP SANITARY AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STATION
EXPERIENCED DIAGNOSTICIANS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGISTS
TESTS FOR CORONAVIRUS DAILY
OF EXPERIENCE IN GENETIC RESEARCH
Free tests for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 for those who go for a sanatorium treatment.
Do you have a referral for a sanatorium treatment?
Starting June 15, you will be able to get your treatment, provided that you are not infected with coronavirus.
If you want to go to the sanatorium, you must have — in addition to the confirmed referral for your treatment — a negative coronavirus test results.
The tests will be funded from the National Health Fund. The basis for taking a diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 is a referral to a sanatorium treatment or a sanatorium rehabilitation. The referral should be shown at the drive-thru point on the day of the testing.
When to take the test?
You can take the test no earlier than 6 days before the beginning of the sanatorium treatment. Drive or walk to a mobile collection point — drive-thru — 6 days before the beginning of the treatment. Without the results of the test, you can’t start your treatment.
What does the procedure look like?
Do you have a referral for your sanatorium treatment confirmed by your Voivodship Centre of the National Health Fund?
STEP 1: The Voivodship Centre of the National Health Fund will send you a letter in which the date of your sanatorium treatment.
STEP 2: No earlier than 6 days before the beginning of the treatment, call +48 58 58 800 and we will make an appointment for your test.
STEP 3: Before taking the test, contact the sanatorium you’re going to visit (its name is on the referral) and enter your UPDATED phone number.
STEP 4: Not earlier than 6 days or no later than 3 days before the beginning of the treatment, visit the mobile collection point. Remember totake your ID card and the letter from the National Health Fund with you. Then we will take a swab for the test.
Remember: If you arrive to take the test earlier than 6 days before the start of the order, you will have to cover the whole cost on your own.
STEP 5: Before taking a test, open the link from the text message and prepare the QR code to be scanned by the employee of the collection point..
STEP 6: After the test is done, you will receive the result online via: medipoint.pl. To check the result you need the order number (received at the collection point) and the PESEL number.
We encourage you to read the detailed guidelines of the Ministry of Health:
Where can you take a free test?
Car park at Gdańsk Science and Technology Park
Gdańsk, Trzy Lipy 3
Mon – Fri: 8:00 – 12:00
Sat – Sun: 8:00 – 10:00
Car park at Ergo Arena
Sopot, Dwóch Miast Square
Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 13:00
Sat – Sun: 11:00 – 13:00
Below you can find answers to some frequently asked questions:
In case of a positive test result, contact the local sanitary and epidemiological station and follow their recommendations.
As recommended, all results, including positive ones, are reported by INVICTA Medical Diagnostic Laboratories to the local sanitary and epidemiological station.
At the COVID-19 collection points, swabs are taken from people who reach the site by car and for non-motorized patients. The procedures we use make it possible to ensure safety and reduce human contact to the necessary minimum .
Yes. The staff is equipped with personal protective equipment, including FFP 2 and 3 masks and visors, which reduces the risk of virus transmission. The person from whom the material is taken does not have contact with the pathogen. The swab taking itself takes no more than 5 minutes.
The test allows to measure clearly whether coronavirus’s RNA is present in the material taken or not. Credibility and quality of the result is the result of several factors: (a) appropriate swab taking by trained personnel, (b) precise evaluation of the sample quality in the laboratory, (c) a thoughtful process of diagnostics and additional quality controls, (d) the experience of the Laboratory and diagnosticians working in it. The test is carried out using the rtPCR method, recommended by the World Health Organization. Diagnosis is possible as early as 5 days after infection.
Yes. The study is recommended to exclude the infection with the virus after the quarantine period.
Wait for a signal from the staff to enter the line-marked zone. It is located right by the tent forming the essential collection point. Turn off the engine and haul the handbrake. Prepare your ID card and show it to the member of the staff through the glass. Lower the window — the staff then retrieves material from the throat and nose with a special swab. The swab is placed in a test tube with a buffer deactivating the virus and stabilising its genetic material. After that, wait for the signal from the staff and leave the collection point.
- The swab should be taken after rinsing the mouth with boiled water or after about 3 hours after the last meal.
- Before taking the swab, do not brush your teeth, or use mouthwash, throat lozenges and chewing gum.
- The swab should be taken after at least 2-3 hours from the application of intranasal medicine i.e. drops, ointments, sprays.
- Do not rinse or blow your nose before taking the swab.
- Before taking the swab, it is recommended to remove movable dentures.
The process itself from the moment of entering the point to the moment of leaving does not take more than 5-10 minutes.
According to the recommendations of medical organizations, it is necessary to take a swab both from the throat and from the nose.
The download of material at the go-thru downloads point is made in a specific hourly range, so that the waiting time is reduced to a minimum.
No. Only coronavirus-specific RNA can be detected in a genetic test. Therefore, only infection or lack of it can be confirmed. Past infection can be confirmed by performing serological tests, detecting antibodies.
Tests can be done no earlier than 6 days before the beginning of the treatment, at the collection points called drive-thru.
For sanatorium patients, the test is free. The National Health Fund will pay for taking the swab and performing the test in the points indicated by the Voivodship Centres.
The basis for performing the test is a referral to sanatorium treatment or sanatorium rehabilitation.
The obligation to perform the test for coronavirus applies to both children who are awaiting sanatorium treatment and their caretakers.