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COVID-19 tests available at Hospiten

The Hospiten Group is offering COVID-19 testing for those who require it to identify patients infected with the virus, as well as those who have developed antibodies by analyzing their immune response by means of IgM and IgG antibody testing.

Hospiten is offering private individuals with a doctor’s prescription COVID-19 testing at their centers in the Canary Islands. Hospiten patients must call their local hospital to make an appointment for a free COVID-19 video-consultation where the doctor will advise the patient on the best course of action and prescribe the most suitable type of test, and in the case the test is carried out, communicate and discuss the results.



The types of test available are:

  • PCR Test: The benchmark diagnostic test for the detection of COVID-19 and to know whether a patient
    is actively infected and is contagious or not. The respiratory sample is taken by means of a
    nasopharyngeal swab, which is then analyzed in a microbiology laboratory, where the genetic
    material (RNA) of the virus is detected.
  • RAPID ANTIGEN Test: Check if you are positive in 15 minutes, by finding out if there is an active infection of the COVID-19 virus. It is a fast, reliable procedure as an Active Infection Test.
    Abbot Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device is certified by the European Commission and
    authorized to be used by healthcare professionals which, by means of a nasal swab, allows a
    quick, effective analysis of people who have had symptoms compatible with the virus in the last
    5 days.
    - Rapid diagnostic test: immunochromatographic qualitative test of IgG and IgM
    antibodies. Requires a few drops of blood taken from the finger. Whole blood or serum
    - Serology antibody testing: quantitative IgG and IgM antibody testing by CLIA
    (chemiluminescence) or ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay).
    Serological tests can, with a blood test, detect these antibodies. Serum sample.


Once individual clinical evaluation has been carried out, testing can be recommended for different collective groups who may have been more exposed to the virus or who may put other workers at risk within the company or those coming into contact with the company.

All the diagnostic techniques we use are validated by the Carlos III Health Institute.


In the Canary Islands you can book your PCR or Antigen Test through the ONLINE APPOINTMENT, choose your center and your COVID-19 TEST.





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