MRI Botswana is now offering Covid-19 rapid testing through its Prime Health Clinics across the country. The testing services are done at the below branches:

  • Block 7
  • Maun

MRI Botswana provides your organisation with the option for testing at the above mentioned facilities or onsite (depending on the number of people to be tested.

Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device

COVID 19 Test

  • Abbott’s Panbio COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device is intended for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in people suspected of having COVID-19
  • Provides results in 15-20 minutes, making it a valuable tool for mass testing in decentralized settings
  • Designed to offer an accessible, portable, and scalable option for COVID-19 testing
  • It is a very useful tool that can be used for contact tracing and large-scale testing of people suspected of having an active infection
  • In vitro diagnostic rapid test for qualitative detection of SARS-CoV2 antigen (Ag)
  • Detects nucleocapsid protein inside the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Panbio Covid-19 Test Specification

Performance

Performance

  • Sensitivity: 93.3%
  • Specificity: 99.4%

Specifications

  • Test time: 15–20 minutes
  • Sample Type: Nasopharyngeal swab

Who Should Get Tested

  1. Overall screening of all employees: The test is recommended for overall staff members.
  2. Testing of front-line staff: these are highly exposed and are at risk from their interaction with customers
  3. Suspect Cases and Contact Tracing: These are individuals who have been in contact with a positive case and those who are showing COVID-19 symptoms.
  4. Employees who have recently traveled locally or internationally post the festive season

Benefits Of The COVID-19 Rapid Test

  • Helps reduce the potential spread of Covid-19 in the workplace
  • Results are available immediately
  • An affordable alternative to the PCR test
  • Triage suspect cases: individual who are showing Covid-19 symptoms are quickly tested and isolated immediately
  • Confirm active infection in the workplace
  • Contact tracing
  • Mitigate against absenteeism in the workplace as a result of isolation of suspect cases
  • The test in reliable and convenient