• Want to do a PCR test at home in Dubai for COVID?
  • Are you worried about visiting your local hospital or clinic or a drive through Covid test center for getting a PCR test done?
  • Want to get a Covid-19 test (PCR test) done for your travel ?

Nightingale Health Services can provide you the Covid PCR test at home in Dubai.

pcr test at home

What is Home COVID PCR test

Viral test / RT PCR test (Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction): The sample is collected using a nasal swab and sent to the lab for testing. The swab will be inserted in the cavity between the nose and mouth and kept for 15 seconds and rotated several times. This has to be done by an DHA (Dubai Health Authority) registered expert nurse so that a proper sample is collected.

Process:

  • Book a test at home in Dubai using the enquiry form or call our toll free number 800 UAE(823).
  • Check for the availability and confirmation from our admin team.
  • Our DHA (Dubai Health Authority) certified nurse will come to your home for swab collection with proper precautionary measures taken.
  • The collected sample will be tested in approved labs.
  • You will get the results of COVID PCR test by email from the lab.

If you are experiencing high fever or other symptoms of Covid-19, please let us know prior. You may need to go to an emergency facility.

Cost for PCR test at Home:

Nightingale Health Services provide competitive rates on doing home PCR test for COVID-19:
 
Cost Turn around Time (Hours)
120 AED 12 hours
150 AED 6 hours
240 AED 3 hours (Rapid Test)

Frequently asked questions about COVID test from home:

We conduct COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing to check for active infection. We also do COVID-19 Antibody spike (S) protein tests.

The results are available in within 6 to 48 hrs depending on the type of package you select

Yes, the tests are valid for international travel and the results will be updated in Al-Hosn app. Note: Please contact your airlines and confirm the Covid test type you need. Certain travel destinations and airlines do not accept antibody testing.

Our registered home nurse will use a swab to collect a sample of nasal secretions. This is done by inserting the swab into your nostril approximately 1 inch into the nasal passage (midway) with the most visible drainage or the nostril that is most congested if drainage is not present. The swab is rotated several times, removed gently and this process is repeated on the other side

Your results will be emailed to you by the laboratory.

Yes. Please use the above form to send us the details and our admin team will get in touch to schedule a time convenient for you.

You may have an uneasy sensation when the swab is inserted to your nostril for collecting the sample. We assure you our nurses will be gentle and make the process less painful as possible.

We are a licensed agency by Dubai Health Authority and we work with Highly reputed labs for doing tests. The link to DHA website is here

Both are same. Only difference is that when you do a PCR test from using our service, the nurse will come to your home. This is very helpful during the time of a pandemic and help stop the spreading if you are already infected. Also in case you are tired and not in a position to drive to a nearby test center or hospital, home PCR test is the best option for you.

A health care professional collects a fluid sample by inserting a long nasal swab (nasopharyngeal swab) into your nostril and taking fluid from the back of your nose. It is then sent to the lab for test.

DHA guidelines if you are tested positive for COVID

  • A person with a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, irrespective of clinical symptoms, is considered to be a confirmed case. It is important to note that the result should be from an approved medical facility.
  • Isolate yourself immediately in a separate room after getting your positive PCR result and immediately inform your direct manager and HR department.
  • Install the COVID-19 DXB App and follow the required steps.
  • If you do not have any symptoms, you still have to complete the 10-day home or institutional isolation. You don’t have to undergo another PCR test once the isolation period is complete.
  • If the confirmed case begins to develop any symptoms, he/she can call the DHA toll-free number on 800 342 to book a virtual medical consultation through the “Doctor for Every Citizen” service or book an appointment to do a COVID test from home.
  • Upon completing the isolation period, the confirmed case will get a clearance certificate via SMS.
  • If the confirmed case cannot meet the conditions of home isolation, he/she can contact 800 342 to request for a transfer to an institutional isolation facility.
    (as on 01 January 2022)

Fill this form for home PCR test

We are doing home tests (sample collection) for PCR tests at the moment. We are an approved agency, licensed by the DHA to do PCR test at home.

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Read the latest guideline at the DHA website

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