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Malaga laboratory
Avda. de Andalucía 27
Edificio Jábega IV, locales 2 y 3

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Barcelona laboratory
C/ Londres 6, entresuelo 10
08029 Barcelona

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Quick and easy COVID-19 diagnosis

1
Choose laboratory and test

Choose a laboratory and a coronavirus detection and diagnosis test.

2
Choose date

Reserve a date through our calendar and choose which day and time you prefer to take the test.

3
Sign in and select the payment method

Complete your details and choose between paying at the clinic or doing it online.

4
Come to the lab and get tested

Go to the laboratory on the day and time of your appointment to take your test.

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See your results online

After analyzing your sample you will receive an email with your report.

Frequent questions

Where are the tests done?

The tests for the detection and diagnosis of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are done in our laboratories.

Málaga
Avda. de Andalucía 27 (Edificio Jábega IV, locales 2 y 3)

Barcelona
C/ Londres 6, entresuelo 10 08029 Barcelona

How long do the results take?

The turnaround time of test results for the detection and diagnosis of COVID-19 will depend by test.

PCR: Same-day results if you test before 12:00 PM.

Fast PCR: Get your results in 2 hours.

Antigen Test: Results in less than 1 hour. You will receive the report in your email in less than 2 hours.

ELISA test: Results in 24-48 hours.

Antibody Test: Results in 24-48 hours.

Respiratory Virus Test: Same-day results if you test before 12:00 PM.

What are the laboratory opening hours?

Barcelona: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Málaga: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Do these tests help me to travel?

PCR: Yes, if this is the required proof in the country of destination.

Fast PCR: Yes, if this is the required proof in the country of destination.

Antigen Test: Yes, if this is the required proof in the country of destination.

ELISA test: Not valid for traveling.

Antibody Test: Not valid for traveling.

Respiratory Virus Test: Not valid for traveling.

How do I contact you?

If you need to take any test, select your test, choose day and time and fill in the form to confirm your reservation.

  • PCR
  • Fast PCR
  • Antigen Test
  • ELISA test
  • Antibody Test
  • Respiratory Virus Test

If you need to contact Imegen for any reason, you can call here: +34 900 800 805

How is a PCR test performed?
  Once the sample has been taken, it is analysed and the results are obtained on the same day, provided the test has been carried out before 12 PM.  
When is it advisable to perform a PCR test?
If you have symptoms compatible with the COVID-19 disease: The Spanish Ministry of Health recommends taking a PCR test for those who have an acute respiratory infection combined with other symptoms such as cough, fever, pain when swallowing, diarrhea, loss of smell and / or taste, muscle pain... If you have been in contact with people who have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus or you have been in a place/environment that causes doubts about a possible infection. It is recommended that you take the PCR test three days after this contact or situation since the viral load may not be sufficient beforehand. If you are travelling to another country, since there are countries that require tourists to carry out and present a PCR test with a negative result in order to travel.If you are going to be in contact with people who are at risk. If you are going to visit or spend time with people over 60 years of age and/or with underlying health conditions.
What does the Fast PCR test detect?
This reference test detects the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and diagnoses the COVID-19 disease.
When is it advisable to do a Fast PCR test?
If you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19 disease: The Ministry of Health recommends performing a PCR test for those people who present an acute respiratory infection combined with other symptoms such as cough, fever, pain when swallowing, diarrhoea, loss of smell and /or taste, muscle pain… If you have been in contact with people positive for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirusor have been in a place/environment that raises doubts about a possible infection. It is recommended that two days pass after this contact or situation before carrying out this PCR test, since the viral load may not be sufficient beforehand. If you travel to another country, since there are countries that require tourists to carry out and present a PCR test with a negative result in order to travel. If you are going to be in contact with people at risk. If you are going to visit or be with people over 60 years of age and/or with previous pathologies.
How long do the results of a Fast PCR take?
Get the results of your Fast PCR in 2 hours
Are these Fast PCR test good for travel?
Yes, the Fast PCR test is enabled to travel.
How is an antigen test carried out?
The antigen test analyses a sample of nasopharyngeal exudate taken by our laboratory's expert medical staff. To do this, the professional inserts a swab into the mouth and / or the nostrils for less than 30 seconds. Once the sample is taken, it is analysed and we obtain the result of this test in less than 1 hour, which can be: negative, inconclusive or positive. The antigen test is less sensitive than a PCR test and is not recommended to be taken by people without any symptoms.
When is it advisable to take an antigen test?
If you have symptoms compatible with the COVID-19 disease: This antigen test is highly effective in detecting positive cases in patients with symptoms related to COVID-19 such as, for example, cough, loss of smell and / or taste, fever... If you have been in contact with people who have tested positive for COVID-19: The antigen test is very useful to detect positive cases in people who have been in contact with other patients with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The antigen test can be useful to detect positive cases in the first few days after being in close contact with a patient who has tested positive.
What is the degree of sensitivity and effectiveness of the antigen tests?
We use antigen tests with a sensitivity greater than 91%

Test Anticuerpos

Why should I have an antibody test?
Despite being vaccinated, the generation of antibodies is not the same in everyone. For this reason, through an antibody test like this one, it is possible to find out the presence of these in our body against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
How is an antibody test performed?
Antibody tests are carried out using a blood sample. This is analysed and the result shows whether there are antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
What is the degree of sensitivity and specificity of this antibody test?
These antibody tests are very reliable since they have a sensitivity greater than 96% and a specificity of 99.9%
Once I have been vaccinated, do I have full immunity to COVID-19?
Despite the fact that the presence of antibodies against COVID-19 is essential to combat this disease and they are obtained from the vaccine, there are no conclusive studies about antibody levels or how long they remain in our body.

Test Virus Respiratorios

¿Cómo funciona un test de Respiratorio?
Esta triple prueba se basa en el hallazgo de ARN viral en la muestra de hisopo nasofaríngea tomada al paciente, que posteriormente se amplifica y mide en laboratorio.
¿Cómo se realiza un test respiratorio?
Por vía nasofaríngeo. La prueba PCR nasofaríngea consiste en la introducción de una varita por la nariz o por la boca.  Una vez tomada la muestra, se analiza y puedes tener los resultados el mismo día en caso de que la prueba se haya realizado antes de las 12:00 PM. Importante. Esta prueba no es válida para viajar.
¿Cuándo es recomendable realizarse un test respiratorio?
Cuando tengas síntomas como tos, mucosidad, dolor de garganta, pérdida de olfato-gusto, cefalea, malestar general, fiebre o falta de aire, entre otros. También si has estado en contacto con personas positivas en coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 o en algún sitio que genere dudas por una posible infección. En estos casos se recomienda que pasen dos días antes de realizarse la prueba PCR, ya que la carga viral antes puede no ser suficiente.

Test ELISA

How is an ELISA test carried out?
The ELISA serological test measures antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus through the analysis of a blood sample. This test determines whether or not the patient has antibodies and, if so, to what degree.
If I have antibodies, do I have immunity to COVID-19?
Having antibodies does not mean we are immune to COVID-19. Although their presence in our body is fundamental to combatting the disease, there are no relevant studies that indicate the level of antibodies needed or the amount of time that these remain in our body.