What if I don’t get my results in time?
The PCR test is a very complex analysis undertaken using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, however there are times when the machinery does not find enough of your cells to give sufficient results. Therefore the swab has to be re-run on the machine which can add a delay to the lab results. Please bear this in mind if you are booking for travel. Please also make sure that your email adress and/or mobile number informations taken are correct and in enabled.
Which test do I choose?
This depends on the reason you would like a test, simply put; Antibody tests tell you if you have had the virus and you perhaps have an immunity to it, Antigen tests tell you have the viral proteins found on the Covid-19 present in your nose or throat and would be infectious to others.
The PCR test detects whether you have the actual SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in your nose or throat which is a more accurate form of robust testing, as such it is the most recognised form of proof you do not have the virus.
Please note that all type of COVID tests are available in our center or you may want to use our VIP service. Please call or text us via Whats App for further information.
Do I need a test to travel abroad?
We advise you to do your own research in-line with the guidelines for where you are travelling to. You can find lots of information on the arrival countries official websites.
How do you use my data?
Bodrum TIP do not handle or store any customer data apart from basic booking information.
How can I trust the accuracy of these COVID-19 tests and your service?
All our tests have been sourced from multinational pharmaceutical companies and are goverment approved.
Our laboratory is regulated by the Turkish Republic Ministry of Health ensuring we meet all requirements and being inspected periodically.
Where are your tests performed?
Tests are performed in our main laboratory which is located in Bodrum/TURKEY.
Do I need to do anything before I take my test?
If you are having a PCR test please make sure you don’t eat, drink, chew gum or brush your teeth at least 20 minutes before your appointment. This can contaminate your mouth swab sample, potentially resulting in the need for a retest and delaying your result.
Have you taken any safety measures within your laboratory?
Our staff all wear appropriate PPE and very well trained about occupational health and safety measures to be taken for your and their safety.
All customers are required to wear a mask to their appointment unless it is necessary exempt.
We have strict cleaning protocols throughout and end of the day to ensure our premises stay safe.
What is COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses, which cause illnesses ranging from a common cold to more severe illnesses such as MERS-CoV or SARS.
The virus identified in January 2020 is a new coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2. The disease caused by this coronavirus has been named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization. The main symptoms of this virus are loss of or change in sense of taste and smell, high temperature and a new continuous cough.
What should I do if I have Coronavirus symptoms?
Isolate yourself according to the government regulations If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus and you should get a test as soon as possible.
What should I do if I have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19?
Isolate yourself according to the goverment regulations if you think you’ve been in contact or close proximity to someone who has coronavirus. Monitor your condition, if you develop a high temperature, continuous cough and loss or change in sense of smell and taste, you should get a test as soon as possible.
How PCR Test Works?
There are three key steps to the COVID-19 PCR test:
1- Sample collection: Health Professional uses a swab to collect respiratory material found in your nose. A swab is a soft tip on a long, flexible stick that goes into your nose. There are different types of nose swabs, including nasal swabs that collect a sample immediately inside your nostrils and nasopharyngeal swabs that go further into the nasal cavity for collection. Either type of swab is sufficient for collecting material for the COVID-19 PCR test. After collection, the swab is sealed in a tube and then sent to a laboratory.
Extraction: When a laboratory scientist receives the sample, they isolate (extract) genetic material from the rest of the material in the sample.
PCR: The PCR step then uses special chemicals and enzymes and a PCR machine called a thermal cycler. Each heating and cooling cycle increases (amplifies) the amount of the targeted genetic material in the test tube. After many cycles, millions of copies of a small portion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus’s genetic material are present in the test tube. One of the chemicals in the tube produces a fluorescent light if SARS-CoV-2 is present in the sample. Once amplified enough, the PCR machine can detect this signal. Scientists use special software to interpret the signal as a positive test result.