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Covid-19 PCR Test at home in Dubai & Sharjah

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The health and safety of our patients are our utmost priority. Our team of doctors & nurses in Dubai and Sharjah follow strict guidelines, in compliance with the healthcare authority’s protocols, in order to minimize the risks of infection contamination. We also provide COVID tests across Dubai and Sharjah in accredited and high-quality laboratories. If any individual is showing COVID-19 symptoms, they are required to take a PCR test in Dubai or Sharjah and avoid close contact with others for a period of 14 days.

Medcare is offering rapid PCR tests in its locations across Dubai and Sharjah for AED 100 per PCR test at Medcare Hospital Sharjah and AED 150 per PCR test at Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres.

Medcare’s Home PCR / COVID-19 Test in Dubai, Sharjah, UAE

Medcare offers Covid-19 PCR tests from the comfort of your home only for AED 150 per PCR test in Sharjah & AED 250 per PCR test in Dubai.

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Covid test results will be available within 10-12 hours. 

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  • How is a covid test done?

    A: A swab sample is taken from the nose & throat. Your sample is then submitted to a certified lab for examination. Medcare’s rapid covid tests are processed quickly, so you’ll get results back within 10 to 12 hours.

  • Is a covid test painful?

    A: Covid PCR tests can be uncomfortable, but they are not painful. Covid tests in Dubai & Sharjah are done thoroughly yet gently using a cotton swab to penetrate the nose or throat. This can lead to slight discomfort & a gagging or coughing sensation.

  • What is a covid-19 PCR test?

    A: A covid-19 PCR test is used to detect the presence of infection with SARS-CoV2 (the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease). This is a very sensitive covid PCR test that looks for the RNA of the virus, using a technique called RT-PCR. The test can detect as little as one virus particle in swabs taken from inside the mouth or nose & is recognized as the most reliable PCR test for covid in Dubai & Sharjah.

  • Can I have a covid test at home in Dubai or Sharjah?

    A: Yes, Medcare’s team can visit your home to conduct a covid swab test. Our qualified nurses can visit homes and office locations across Dubai and Sharjah, and are fully equipped with protective gear to take your test swab at a time that is convenient for you. Your sample is then submitted to a certified lab for examination. We offer rapid PCR tests in Dubai & Sharjah. The results of your PCR test will be shared back with you within 10 to 12 hours.

  • Can I book a covid-19 pcr test at home?

    A: You will need to fill the appointment request form on the Medcare website & our agents will call you back to schedule a visit time that is convenient for you. Our specially trained team will arrive at your home & collect the covid test samples, as required by local regulations. They will be sent to a Medcare-certified lab for results within 10 to 12 hours. Every care is taken to ensure that no contamination can occur through either our staff or equipment. A teleMEDCARE consultation is available to guide patients through the process if they would like this.

  • How much does a covid-19 pcr test cost in Dubai & Sharjah?

    Our covid home testing service is AED 150 in Sharjah & AED 250 in Dubai.

  • Which test is better: A covid antibody test or a covid PCR test?

    A: A covid PCR test will detect whether you currently have Covid-19. A covid antibody test will detect whether you have had covid-19 in the past & have recovered from it by checking the covid-19 antibody level in your body.

  • When will I get my covid PCR test results?

    A: You will receive your covid test results within 10 to 12 hours.

  • What should I do if I test positive for Covid-19?

    A: If you test positive for covid in Dubai or Sharjah, you are required to self-isolate for 14 days. You may wish to consult with a doctor live from the comfort of your home. Medcare offers you a Doctor On Call to have a video conversation with a doctor instantaneously on its teleMEDCARE platform, accessible from the homepage banner of medcare.ae website or by downloading the teleMEDCARE app from Google or Apple Store. You may be required to transfer to a hospital if you experience severe covid symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or loss of speech or movement.

    You can also contact 800MEDCARE for an appointment booking with a doctor.

  • Do I need to take a covid test before flying out of Dubai?

    A: International travelers are required to present a negative covid PCR test before departing from Dubai. They are also required to present a printed certificate from an accredited laboratory to the airport. Dubai airport authorities will not accept digital certificates & SMSes. Covid antibody tests & covid home testing kits are also not accepted  - you have to take a covid PCR test. You are required to consult the airline for further information about flying to or from Dubai, Sharjah, or the UAE.

  • What kind of covid test do I need to fly to Dubai?

    A: International travelers are required to take a covid PCR test.

  • Do all passengers need to do a covid PCR test?

    A: Yes. All passengers are required to take a covid PCR test. This applies to all UAE nationals, residents & tourists.

  • Is Medcare’s covid test safe and accurate?

    A: Absolutely. Your health & that of our team is our top priority. Every measure is taken to ensure the safe handling & execution of tests according to the guidelines & measures indicated by the local healthcare authorities. A teleMEDCARE consultation is conducted before a test. Our medical experts are here to support & guide you through the process. Whether your covid test sample is collected at our centres or at your home, it will be sent to a Medcare-certified lab for results within 10 to 12 hours. In addition to following the government’s guidelines, we take extra care to ensure all our equipment is sanitised.

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