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Where And How One Can Get Tested For COVID-19 In Minsk

A number of healthcare institutions in Minsk are conducting express-testing for COVID-19 antibodies. To do the test, one has to visit one of the medical facilities mentioned below with your passport and pay ~BYN 21 ($9 or €8).

Republican Scientific and Practical Centre of Sports

Address: st. Narochanskaya, 8

What tests are available: PCR diagnostics and rapid testing for COVID-19 antibodies.

Who can get tested: athletes and any individual for a fee

The laboratory is equipped with ultramodern, partly unique equipment, including a PCR robot, which allows to get the result of the test in the shortest possible time. The PCR lab operates from 8 am to 8 pm seven days a week.

14th central district clinic

Address: st. Frolikova, 2

What tests are available: rapid testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Who can get tested: anyone (regardless of their place of residence) for a fee

One doesn’t need to make an appointment, just visit the clinic with a passport and draw up a contract in the office of paid services. The result can be found out by phone or via e-mail for an additional fee. The fee for the test is BYN 24,3 (~$10 or €9).

15th city polyclinic

Address: st. Rosa Luxemburg, 112/26

What tests are available: rapid testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Who can get tested: anyone (regardless of their place of residence) for a fee

Tests are conducted from 10 am to 1 pm, the result will be ready within half an hour. The fee for the test is BYN 18,19 ($8 or €7); don’t forget your passport!

What are express tests?

Rapid diagnostic tests can determine the phase of the disease. The presence of class M immunoglobulins in the blood indicates an active infectious process, that is, in humans – coronavirus. The presence of class G immunoglobulins indicates that the patient has got infected, recovered and is now immune to the virus. If there are both – IgG and IgM – then a person is recovering.

How to get ready for the test?

As the doctor of laboratory diagnostics at the 6th City Clinical Hospital, Yevgeny Kushalin, explained, there is no particular need to prepare for the rapid test for coronavirus, and there is no difference whether the blood is obtained from a vein or a finger.

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