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Where to take a coronavirus test in Belarus?

Nowadays, people are very concerned about their health. The topic is very important, but today it is more relevant than ever. Due to the spread of the incidence of COVID-19, everyone is interested in taking a test to ensure that they are in good health. The test is needed not only for those who are sick, who clearly have symptoms of the disease, because many confirmed cases of asymptomatic disease. Therefore, today we will tell you where to take the coronavirus test in Belarus.

List of medical institutions where you can take a paid test for coronavirus

The coronavirus has adversely affected not only the epidemiological situation in the world, but also the plans of many people. The borders of many countries were closed, and some were completely quarantined. All of these measures have been taken to reduce the incidence of disease worldwide.

In truth, there is less talk about the coronavirus, and the virus has weakened significantly, which makes it possible to slowly come to a normal life.

But not all measures were lifted. For example, to visit many countries at customs, you must show piglets a negative test for coronavirus, the passage of which was recorded no more than 2 days before presentation.

Entering the position of citizens, many medical institutions present the opportunity to take a COVID-19 test on a paid basis. These institutions are:

• Republican Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health;

• Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology;

• Brest Regional Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health;

• Vitebsk Regional Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health;

• Gomel Regional Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health;

• Grodno Regional Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health;

• Minsk Regional Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health;

• Mogilev Regional Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health;

• Minsk City Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology.

Also, laboratories for passing the test are located in private clinics such as Sinevo and Sinlab. Patients are admitted without an early appointment, with one condition - blood is donated on an empty stomach or only at least four hours after eating.

Coronavirus test cost

All price tags for the test passing service are provided in the public domain. In state medical institutions, the cost of PCR research will be 37.94 rubles for patients with a Belarusian passport, with the issuance of an opinion in English - 39.44 rubles. Foreign citizens are also served on a first-come, first-served basis, although for them the cost of the service rises to 50 rubles, with the issuance of an opinion for traveling abroad - 54.00 rubles. \

The test of private clinics, together with the service of registering an order and taking biomaterials, will cost 31 rubles 57 kopecks.

After delivery, you need to wait for the results. They are presented in two copies: in Russian and in English. However, the service is only available to patients presenting a flight ticket to a country where a negative COVID-19 test is an official customs requirement.

It is allowed to take the test in public medical institutions only by appointment from 14:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday. Do not forget about the observance of the mask regime in medical institutions.

Preparation before taking the test

The Ministry of Health warns that for a more accurate result, the test must be taken on an empty stomach or the last meal should be no later than 3 hours before the test. Try to take the test without first brushing your teeth, this also affects the performance.

Be sure to clear your nose before the procedure if the nasal cavity is filled with mucus.

It is not recommended to smoke two hours before taking the Covid-19 test.

In the office, you will be asked to present two copies of your passport and a receipt for payment for the service.

Registration for testing for COVID-19

Most government agencies do test generation by appointment only.

Pre-registration is available by calling the selected med. institutions.

Thus, the Minsk Scientific and Practical Center for Surgery, Transplantology and Hematology records those wishing to take a coronavirus test by phone + 375-17 277-19-69.

The Republican Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health "conducts laboratory testing for COVID-19 infection by appointment by phone +375 29 184 71 81.

Rapid test for coronavirus

If you urgently need to do a test for coronavirus, and there is no time to wait, then express tests are presented for you on a paid basis. Based on the test results, you can see if antibodies to the coronavirus have been developed. So tests are already available in:

• 3rd Central District Clinical Polyclinic of the Oktyabrsky District,

• 6th Central District Clinical Polyclinic of the Leninsky District,

• 14th Central District Polyclinic of the Partizansky District,

• 25th Central District Polyclinic and 39th City Polyclinic of the Moskovsky District,

• 8th city polyclinic,

• 29th city polyclinic,

• 33rd city student polyclinic,

• 35th city polyclinic,

• 38th city polyclinic.

Express testing will cost an average of 20 rubles, for an additional fee you can receive results by mail.

Antibodies create a general understanding of a person's health status. The presence of antibodies indicates that a person has had a coronavirus and a possible formation of immunity to the disease.

If you have not had a coronavirus, you may develop antibodies. This is due to the asymptomatic course of the disease.

What is a coronavirus test?

Since the development of a vaccine takes more than a year from the onset of the disease to its validation at all stages of testing, health monitoring has to be done only with the help of rapid tests.

The test is able to reveal the presence of a disease in the human body and, based on this information, take appropriate measures. Such measures can be the observation of the patient's doctors and adherence to the self-isolation regime to prevent a further increase in the incidence.

If you arrive from another country, it is not necessary to take the test today if you do not have the corresponding symptoms. But even the presence does not guarantee coronavirus infection.

The most common reasons for taking the test are: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and symptoms of pneumonia.

A common test is done by taking a swab from the patient's throat or nose. The smear is taken to the laboratory, where it is examined.

The procedure is based on the so-called polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In PCR, a specially selected DNA fragment is copied and multiplied in a thermal cycler to search for specific DNA fragments, such as coronavirus. This event helps to find out the presence of pathogens in the body and their number.

As a rule, the doctor receives the results in one or two days, after which he informs the patient about them. If an infection is identified, the doctor will also notify the local health authorities.