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Prevention and Treatment

Fighting the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

SYNLAB is part of the health infrastructure in many countries that are fighting the pandemic, acting as a trusted provider and adviser to key decision makers.

PCR Test

The safest COVID-19 screening test

This is the benchmark test for detecting SARS-CoV-2, even in the absence of the disease symptoms. It’s practically 100% accurate.

Can I take the test?

You can take the PCR test even when you have no symptoms, as it may be required for travel, for work, to attend events, or by choice. This is because the PCR can detect asymptomatic individuals who are infected and could consequently endanger everyone around them without being aware of it.

The PCR test is recommended if you have symptoms or have been in contact with infected people, and it’s advisable to contact your healthcare centre to obtain an evaluation of the case, as well as the appropriate assistance.

Online results available within 24-48 hours once the sample has arrived at the laboratory for analysis.

Preliminary considerations: Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum within 30 minutes before the test.

Appointment recommended, not mandatory

COVID-19 PCR TEST + Respiratory virus

Differentially detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses

The analysis of the COVID-19 PCR TEST+ Respiratory Virus is based on the direct detection of the genetic material of the virus (viral RNA) and allows differentiated identification of persons infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and other respiratory viruses (influenza A + B and Syncytial).

Can i take the test?

The test is indicated for people who have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, etc. and want to know if they have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or other respiratory viruses (influenza A and B + syncytial).

Online results available within 24-48 hours once the sample has arrived at the laboratory for analysis.

Preliminary considerations: none

Appointment recommended, not mandatory

Rapid antigen test

Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 infection

The rapid antigen test detects the presence of virus proteins in a nasopharyngeal swab to determine whether active SARS-CoV-2 infection is present. The rapid antigen test is indicated and effective on certain days of infection and at high viral loads.

Can I take the test?

The test can be performed at any time, although it is recommended to be performed in the presence of symptoms during the first 7 days after infection, when viral load is at its highest.

Resultados online disponibles en 30 minutos tras la toma de la muestra
Preliminary considerations: none
Appointment recommended, not mandatory

IgG antibody panel

Analysis of the immune response to COVID-19 after infection or vaccination

The IgG ANTIBODY PANEL is a test that, through a blood sample, detects several types of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 virus, providing useful and reliable information about the acquired immune response (after infection or vaccination).

Can I take the test?

The test can be performed at any time but is particularly indicated 2-3 weeks after vaccination or after suspicion of infection.

Results are available online within 24 hours once the sample arrives at the laboratory for analysis.

Preliminary considerations: none

Appointment recommended not mandatory


Nota informativa sobre el ciberataque acontecido en Synlab ITALIA

El pasado 18 de Abril Synlab Italia se vio afectada por las consecuencias de un ciberataque. Como precaución y, de acuerdo con los procedimientos de seguridad de la información de Synlab, todos los sistemas en Italia fueron desactivados. Como resultado, las operaciones de Synlab en Italia se vieron suspendidas. Se estableció un equipo de trabajo con expertos internos y externos para mitigar el impacto, restaurar los sistemas y se alertó a las autoridades con quien se ha colaborado estrechamente.

Las operaciones fuera de Italia NO se vieron afectadas por este incidente.

Con fecha 30 de abril Synlab Italia ha restaurado sus operaciones y retomará los servicios a pacientes y clientes en Italia.

Synlab está comprometida en mantener los más altos estándares de seguridad e integridad.