Covid19 Real-Time PCR

Our expertise and established facilities to perform RT-qPCR tests, high-throughput genome sequencing, and analyze the data. Together with our experience in working with a variety of human and environmental samples make The BioArte the optimal choice for your Covid19 certificates and tests. We routinely quantify SARS-CoV-2 RNA with RT-qPCR tests from around 600 samples on average per week. We were also the first to sequence the genome of SARS-CoV-2 viral strains in Malta (Biazzo et al. 2021).

We are using a diagnostic validated in vitro diagnostic (IVD) kit with an analytical sensitivity of ≥10 RNA copies per reaction for ORF1ab and N genes and analytical specificity ≥99.9%.

The Bio Arte Limited is licensed as a Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (number HCS/L/10) by the Maltese Government, and ISO 9001:2015 certified for the processes involving the Medical Diagnostic Laboratory to Research and Development projects against third parties (certificate number THEB3147Q2001). We adhere to high-quality management standards and Good Laboratory Practice. Furthermore, The BioArte participated in the international quality control program “QCMD 2021 EQA Programme (SCV2_21)” for the molecular testing of SARS-CoV-2, passing the interlaboratory comparison with the highest score.

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Sample: Nasal swab
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Price: 120 Euros
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Timing for test results:

Tests are analyzed every day except for Sunday.
Monday to Friday – results are sent to the client within 24 hours. If your appointment is made before 11:45 in the morning, you will receive your results on the same day.
Saturday – swabbing is performed in the morning between 08:00 till 09:45, and the results are sent out the same day in the evening.

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Results: After the swab is taken at the clinic, your sample will be analyzed with the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Real-Time PCR molecular diagnostic test in our laboratory and you will receive your results within 24-hours.

Service request form

The PCR service is provided by appointment only in one of our partnering clinics.

  • For groups (+4 people) in need of the Covid19 PCR service, kindly send an email to [email protected].
  • For individuals, kindly fill out the form below and we will set an appointment for your PCR test.

UPDATE: For those who need the test to be performed within the next 24 hours, kindly fill out this form below AND call +35677770633.

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