Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the test carried out?
Testing is carried out at our authorized site at Park East Multi-Storey Car Park at Malta International Airport. Please take a parking ticket at the gate and follow the signs. You will be able to exit free of charge within 1 hour of entry.
Can I still take the test if I can’t attend in a motor vehicle?
Yes, upon arrival, the healthcare professional on site will guide you accordingly.
Can this Rapid Antigen Test be administered by anyone?
No, this test kit is strictly intended for professional use and can only be administered by a certified medical professional. The swabbing process is the most important process to ensure correct results and, if not administered correctly, test could have a false result.
What is the price of each test?
Each test costs €35. Should you or your organization be interested in booking a bigger number of tests (10 or more) we can offer volume packages. Please contact us here with your request.
How long do I have to wait to receive my results?
The Rapid Antigen Test result will be sent by email after around 20 to 45 minutes from taking the swab. The emailed test result is considered an official document issued from our licenced swabbing site and it contains all the required details to be presented to anyone concerned from your mobile device.
What Rapid Antigen Tests are used at swabbingmalta.com?
We use the Abbott Panbio Covid-19 Ag Rapid Test Device (Nasal) which is a reliable, rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific antigens of SARS-CoV-2. This product is among the list of nationally approved RAT tests. The sample is collected from the nostrils making the procedure a very comfortable one.
How accurate are the results?
The Abbott Panbio Covid-19 Ag Rapid Test Device (Nasal) has a specificity of 99.2% and sensitivity of 95.5%. It is considered among the top RATs available on the market.
A RAT is at its highest sensitivity potential to detect cases when the viral load is high and in pre-symptomatic and early symptomatic cases (up to 5 days from symptom onset). These cases account for a significant proportion of transmission.
What should I do if I get a Not Reactive (negative) RAT result but still have symptoms?
You are instructed to remain in self-isolation for at least 24 hours following the complete resolution of the symptoms.If symptoms persist or recur, it is recommended that you book another swab test.
What should I do if I get a Reactive (positive) RAT result?
You will be instructed to remain in self-isolation until contacted by Public Health Authorities (as per the Prevention of Disease Ordinance). Public Health Authorities will contact you and will take over the management of your public health aspects including contact tracing.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
For cancellations requested with at least 24 hours until the test, we can offer two options:
1. We can send you a refund, in which case there will be a €5 administration charge on every cancelled booking.
2. Alternatively, you may also choose to have your appointment cancelled and we will send you a coupon code for every cancelled booking which you can use anytime to book another appointment within the next 3 months.
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