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Where can I get tested and what are the opening times?
Which tests can I perform with spinit® instrument?
Find all the available tests at the products page.
TESTE Covid-19 – RT-PCR rápido (zaragatoa)
Teste à Covid-19 "Gold Standard” com resultados em 2h.
What type of tests can I perfom at biosurfit mobile units?
Different types of tests can be performed:
- Covid-19 test: evaluation of the presence (or not) of the virus where the collection is made by swab and with results in 3 modalities:
- results in 2 hours;
- results in 12 hours;
- results in 24-48 hours.
- Monitoring: check-up of several parameters namely: C-reactive protein, Blood Cell Count (leucocyte analysis), an oximetry (measuring the amount of oxygen in the blood), measurement of body temperature and a brief clinical questionnaire (symptoms and behaviors)..
- Immunity: serological test to search for contact with the virus by the production of antibodies.
- Rapid Antigen Test (TRAg): by swab collection. The antigen test is less sensitive than the PCR tests, considered as "gold standard" by the WHO and DGS. Results from 30 minutes.
How can I schedule a test?
To make a test schedule in one of our mobile units, access this page and make a direct appointment.
How can I perform a spinit® test?
Access this page where you will find all the information on how to run a spinit® test.
I don't have an SNS prescription, can I get tested?
All of our tests can be performed without an SNS prescription. If that's the case, the test has a cost.
How long it takes to have a result?
Depends on the test you are performing:
CRP - < 4 minutes
HbA1c - < 6 minutes
BC - 7 min
How can I get tested without a cost?
In order for the test to be costless, you have to have the SNS prescription. The test will also be free to those who are travelling to Azores. In that case, you will have to present the plane ticket.
What kind of samples can I use? Can I use treated (EDTA) samples?
It depends on the test you are performing:
CRP - serum, plasma, whole blood
HbA1c - whole blood-venous or capillary blood
BC - whole blood-venous (EDTA) or capillary blood
Do you have agreements with insurance companies?
biosurfit has an agreement with Medicare.
For other insurers, consult them to find out what the procedure is.
In some insurance companies, with the SNS prescription for the swab and with our invoice, you can have a reimbursement as an expense incurred outside the network.
What is the shelf life of the tests?
It varies depending on the product, usually 12 months. The shelf life of our products is always printed in the pouch label of the product.
I can't go to any of the locations of the mobile units, what can I do?
biosurfit has a homecare service where our health professionals can go to your home.
Find out more information here.
Can I perform all tests with one disc?
The discs are disposable reagents and each disc is used for a specific parameter or panel according to what you wish to analyse.
I have a company and I would like to test all my employees
biosurfit has a service fully dedicated to companies.
We have customized solutions according to different needs.
Click here for more information.
Do I have to add reagents to the disc?
No, all the reagents necessary to perform the assay are inside the disc.
What is the price of a test?
There are different prices for the different test modalities.
See the price list here.
Where can I buy the spinit® instrument and the discs?
How often does the spinit® instrument need maintenance?
The spinit® instrument is designed to be maintenance free by the user. It performs multiple functional and operational tests to guarantee proper performance. By default, an auto-maintenance procedure is performed after each test.
Can I connect spinit® to my client data management software?
The spinit® instrument may be connected to a remote Laboratory and Hospital Information System (LIS/HIS) using a standard Ethernet cable plugged into the RJ-45 connector (LAN port is considered as in house SELV).
Is it mandatory any additional control calibration?
The spinit® instrument is designed to be maintenance free by the user. The quality control testing should be performed to confirm the spinit® instrument is working properly and providing reliable results. biosurfit recommends using specific quality controls with the spinit® instrument and provides the established reference ranges for the spinit® system upon request.