COVID-19: Testing and sampling options

MEDISYN SA has been by your side since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering advice and support in your daily work. Particularly, MEDISYN SA actively contributes to breaking the chain of infection – through virus screening, RT-PCR tests and serology tests, all carried out in our laboratories by teams working around the clock.

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Latest update: 29.01.2024

Different testing and sampling methods

PCR Test

PCR testing is the gold standard test in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The reliability of the results is especially high.
PCR Test

Serology test

Serological tests can identify a past infection with the virus.
Antibody test

Nasopharyngal swab

The gold standard sampling procedure is to collect secretions from the nasopharynx. This procedure should be performed by a healthcare professional.
Nasopharyngeal swab

Mouthwash sampling

One way to take a sample is by gargling. The sample is taken by the person to be tested.

Saliva sampling

Saliva sampling is more convenient and easier for patients to follow than other methods.
Saliva test