Do you need a PCR test before your travel? Do you prefer to do it at home due to the COVID-19 spread in Singapore?
MaNaDr, a Telemedicine application, can help you conduct the Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test in order to meet the requirements of your transiting airport or travel destination right in the comfort of your home.
What is the Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test?
The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, this COVID-19 test, also known as a molecular test, detects the virus’s genetic material using a laboratory technique known as polymerase chain reaction (PCR). A fluid sample is obtained by inserting a long nasal swab (nasopharyngeal swab) into your nostril and removing fluid from the back of your nose.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries and regions require you to take a COVID-19 Pre-Departure Test (PDT) and present a valid negative result before you are allowed to transit or enter. Countries, regions that require a PDT usually only accept a PCR test and the test must be performed in a recognized, or accredited clinic, medical facility, or laboratory.
Advantages of Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test at home
Time-saving & Convenient
There is no need to call clinics or hospitals and book an appointment for a PCR test in the middle of the day when its staff or you are both busy.
All you need to do is to book in with your preferred date and time, and our team will come to you to perform the test.
Stop the spread of infection
Using an at-home Pre-Departure PCR swab test from MaNaDr can help reduce the spread of infection, especially Coronavirus. You can stay at home, avoid crowded waiting rooms, and keep your germs to yourself.
Authorized by MOH
Our home swab test service is approved by the Singapore Ministry Of Health.
How can MaNaDr help you?
We only deploy qualified swabbers
All swab services are administered by our team of certified swabbers. On top of that, our team of swabbers is also specially trained by our qualified doctors
We’ll take care of everything for you
Our swabbers will come to your house with the necessary personal protective equipment and PCR test kits.
All you have to do is sit back and wait to be tested.
Deliver result within 24hours
We will notify you of the results of your COVID-19 test within 24 hours and send you the results memo via your email address. You are advised to print this for easy reference while traveling.
The PCR COVID-19 Swab Test at home process
Go to MaNashop, search ‘PDT Home Swab’ and purchase the swab package.
Wait for our response. We will respond to you as soon as possible. Our customer support office will contact you for more information.
Swabber will arrange a time to visit your house. The swab will be conducted at your house with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the prevention of COVID-19 transmission. Each swab test will take approximately 15-30 minutes.
You will receive the result of your swab test on your mobile phone within 24 hours.
What you should know
- Your PCR swab test should be performed 48 to 72 hours before your flight, depending on the requirements of your destination country.
- According to MOH COVID -19 guidelines, the minimum age for a swab test is 13 years old.
- Do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes before swabbing.
- Check to see if you or your loved ones are experiencing any symptoms such as fever, coughing, breathing difficulties, or fatigue.
- During the swab, only a maximum of four people may be present.
- Swabbing should be done in a well-ventilated area.
- At all times, keep a safe distance of one meter.
- While the results are being processed, practice self-quarantine at home.
Top questions about Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Test at home
How long will the PCR swab tests take?
The swab test will take 15 minutes. Please keep in mind that our staff will spend 5 minutes verifying some of your personal information, such as your name and ID/passport number, before performing the swab test at your home.
Where do I find the testing requirements for my destination?
The timeframe for taking the test varies and depends on the country’s entry requirements. You can learn more about the testing requirements for each country by visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.
What do I need to prepare for the day of my test?
On the day of your test, please have ready:
- Identity card and passport
- Flight details
You are advised to reduce contact with other individuals before the swab test results are released.
What is the cost of Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Test at home?
It costs $168 Nett per pax.
There will be no consultation fees or additional charges for this service unless a doctor’s consultation is required for other acute conditions or a medication prescription is issued.
What happens after the COVID-19 PCR swab test
It takes 15 minutes to complete the COVID-19 PCR Swab Test. To reduce your chances of contracting COVID-19 before the swab test results are available, you should limit your contact with other people.
A results memo will be emailed to you within 24 hours, and you are advised to print this for reference during your travel.
What happens if my COVID-19 PCR test result is positive?
If the COVID-19 PCR Swab Test result is positive, we will be unable to issue a memo for your travel.
- You should immediately self-isolate from other household members in a separate room, preferably with an attached bathroom. Do not interact with anyone.
- Do not leave your house. There is no need to go to the hospital or call 995.
- Stay calm and monitor your health.
- Please visit the website https://www.covid.gov.sg/ to find out what you should do next.
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