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Drive thru testing (no need to leave your vehicle) for:
- Express Test (LAMP) - (RESULTS IN A FEW HOURS - Dublin Meath & Shannon Centre Only) - €199 per test
- Standard Test (LAMP) - (RESULTS BACK THE SAME DAY) - €149 per test
- RT-PCR Test - (RESULTS BACK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS) - €129
- Antigen Test – (RESULTS BACK IN 1 HOUR) - €89 per test
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What You Need to Do
Step 1 - Create a New Account
To set up a new account with us click on the green ‘Get Tested’ button. You will have two options; one being to create a new account and another to log in to my account if you have already set up an account.
To create a new account you must be over 18 and have your own email address. If you need to get a test done for someone under 18 or for someone that doesn’t have an email you can add them to your group once your account is set up. Please note that all booking confirmations and result emails will go to the account holder (so the email used on the creation of the account page) as this is the linked email address.
Complete the page to create your account ensuring that for the photo you upload a valid and recent head and shoulder photo as per the guidance supplied (no other persons in the photo and by having an incorrect or unsuitable photo the testing process may be delayed). Once you have completed this page then your account is active and you can log in and out as you wish.
Step 2 - Using the Portal
You will see various buttons once your have your account created.
This is a summary of personal details of the account holder with the unique URL which can be used for other persons to see details. It also shows the most recent test type and result with the date.
You can also edit your personal details here too.
Below your personal details is a summary of all tests either booked or undertaken. You can see the test type, date, unique appointment number with barcode (this is needed for the swab to be taken) and other information.
If for any reason you don’t fully complete a booking it will show as ‘incomplete’ in this summary and there is a 24 hour window that you can go in and fully complete the test booking, after this period it will no longer show.
A test is only fully completely booked when you receive the unique appointment number with barcode. Once a test has been completed you will be able to see a PDF version of the results also against that specific test if required.
Book A Test
This is where you go to book a test. If you want to view test availability then this is done by using the Available Time Slots button near the bottom.
Please ensure you read all of the text. If you are completing a test on behalf of someone else (e.g. a child) then you must have already added them to your group (see below) and you then select the top tick box, if the test is for yourself then do not select the top tick box. Tick all consent boxes and then sign at the bottom, press submit.
Then select the type of test you wish to have and press submit.
Next select the Test Centre and the appointment booking slot you want. Once this has been done then you must complete the Covid Questionnaire – this is for the individual the test is for. Press submit when fully complete.
Finally you need to make payment which can be by credit or debit card (we use Stripe for these payments). Please do not press anything whilst your payment is being processed which can take a few minutes, once processed you will be informed and you will receive a confirmation email with the unique appointment number and barcode by email. There is also a load of other important information in this email. For ease at the testing station please print the unique test barcode as you can then place this on the dashboard with the applicable photo ID next to it.
Add Group Member / My Group
My Group will only appear once people have been added to your group. If you wish to add other persons to your account such as children then use the Add Group Member button, you need to fully complete everything for them and upload an applicable recent photo.
Once added all persons linked to the account will show within My Group. In here you can view all details and within the view option edit details if you need to. Please remember that the results and bookings for these people will go to the account holder only. You can also see test results in this section too.
Here you can view tests booked and download a receipt if you require one.
Available Time Slots
This is a calendar of all the available appointments (key of locations at the bottom). You can clearly see how many appointment slots are left in each hour and you can click on each one for more information. Please use this to see what availability is available prior to booking a test, although as this is a live system between looking at this and booking your test availability will change.
You can send messages to us through this portal and we can respond to you also and / or send you messages directly. This is an alternative to directly emailing us.
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Getting Your Test
On the day of your appointment you should arrive at your designated facility 15 minutes before your appointment and remain in your car. On arrival you will be checked in and details verified. Please ensure that each individual in the vehicle has their own face mask and each individual who has a test booked has photo ID and the printed barcode ready to display on the dashboard. Where at all possible please do not arrive in an oversized vehicle such as a coach, minibus, truck, high sided vehicle, etc.
Step 1 – Check In
Step 2 - Waiting for the Test
Step 3 - Swabbing Stations
Step 4 - The Lab
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Step 5 - The Results
You will receive an email informing you that your results are available to view on the portal with a link to log in to view them. Non detected results will show as green. If more than seven days have expired then it will still state ‘Non detected’ but the colour will change to amber which means that the test was undertaken over seven days ago. Detected or ‘not tested’ results will show as red. If it is a detected result you will receive a phone call to notify you by one of our medical staff. They will also contact the HSE / NHS and your GP to notify them of a detected result for follow up and contact tracing. You will also receive a call from one of our RocDoc Doctors as a safety net.
Step 6 - Proving you have had a Covid-19 test
On the homepage of your portal you will see a QR Code, you can get any third party who you are happy to see your result to scan this QR Code. This will then display your name, date of birth, photo, test date and result. This is a live status so if you have had subsequent tests third parties will be able to view the latest test so only share this code at your discretion.
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About the Test
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HG COVID-19 Testing
The molecular test provided by Hibergene Diagnostics, is HG Covid-19, designed to use a low-complexity sample preparation protocol, the test has excellent performance for samples with high to moderate viral loads in patients displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
Detected results are returned within 30* minutes on average, enabling fast diagnosis of the disease at the early and highly infectious stage of infection. Non detected results are returned within 60* minutes.
When coupled with a nucleic acid extraction method, the system provides sensitivity equivalent to that of the current PCR systems for samples from individuals at all stages of COVID-19 infection.
The benefits of HG Covid-19 are that it is a fast, accurate and a simple test, with results available in under an hour and multiple samples can be processed at the same time. However, no test is 100% accurate. All tests have limitations. This is the same for all tests for coronavirus.
This test is CE marked. The test has gone through vigorous quality assurance protocols including external independent clinical evaluation of patient samples based in Ireland, with both detected and non detected results compared against detected and non detected PCR tests.
This test is suitable for everyone including children and babies, whilst you may experience a little discomfort it should not be painful.
*These times refer to actual test analysis and not the time for the swab and preparation
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Test & Accuracy
A detected test for COVID-19 generally confirms a correct diagnosis of COVID-19, but false-non detected results from all existing tests for COVID-19 have been documented.
It remains unclear the exact percentage of tests that produce false non detected results but reports by the HSE based on evidence from China proposes that this could be as high as 30%. The sensitivity of testing depends on the type of specimen obtained, the quality of the specimen, and the duration of illness at the time of testing.
For upper respiratory tract samples, sample quality depends greatly on the operation of the collectors. Our healthcare professionals all receive extensive training, to make certain we obtain the best sample possible. This is to ensure that, where present enough virus infected cells are collected. To do this the swabs must be inserted deep enough in the nose and throat. This means that the collection of a sample may be uncomfortable but thanks to the training provided to our healthcare professionals should not be painful.
The duration of the illness at the time of testing is crucial if initial testing is non detected, but if the suspicion for COVID-19 remains, it is suggested to repeat the test which decreases the chances of failing to identify infected individuals. The test will find the virus in the majority of people who have symptoms. But in some cases, like all tests, it may not pick up that you have the virus.
F A Q
About the Test
Find the definitions of the most frequently used terminology about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) test
A molecular diagnostic test detects genetic material of a virus or bacteria, using a lab technique called nucleic acid amplification. The two most common methods of nucleic acid amplification are polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP). These tests detect a current infection. Typically, a health care worker collects fluid from a nasal or throat swab or from saliva. Results may be available in hours if analysed onsite or one to two days if sent to an outside lab. Molecular tests are considered the most accurate method of COVID testing and recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization)
This newer COVID-19 test detects certain proteins that are part of the virus. Using a nasal or throat swab to get a fluid sample, antigen tests can produce results in minutes. A positive antigen test result is considered very accurate, but there is an increased chance of false negative results — meaning it is possible to be infected with the virus but have negative antigen test results. Antigen tests are not as sensitive as molecular tests. Depending on the situation, the doctor may recommend a molecular test to confirm a negative antigen test result
These tests detect antibodies which the body generates in response to a prior COVID-19 infection. They do not detect a current active infection. If test results show that a patient sample has antibodies, it indicates that the subject is likely to have been infected with COVID-19 at some time in the past. It may also mean that you have some immunity. The WHO (World Health Organization) cautions that there is a lack of evidence on whether having antibodies means that a subject is protected against re-infection with COVID-19. The level of immunity and how long immunity lasts are not yet known. Ongoing studies will eventually reveal more data on this