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Covid-19 RT-PCR Testing in UAE

Latest update: 05 Jul 2021 0:00 IST

RT-PCR tests are conducted at several government and private clinics and hospitals in Dubai. Refer to the below health authorities for the latest list of facilities where testing for COVID-19 can be done.

* Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP)

* Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DoH)

* Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)

* Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

* Sharjah Health Authority

For detailed information kindly check the UAE Government portal

Kindly note:

a) Drive-through National Screening Centres for COVID-19 are available across all emirates.

b) Download the SEHA app or call the Estijaba helpline at 8001717 to book a screening appointment for COVID-19 from anywhere in the UAE. Location and time of the screening will be confirmed to you through a text message. The test is free of charge for those suspected to have contracted the virus and for vulnerable groups.

c) People of determination, whether citizens or residents, can get tested at home under the National Home Testing Programme for People of Determination. You can call on 02-5968689 to book an appointment for RT-PCR test for COVID-19.

d) Documentary proof (in English or Chinese) is required to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognised or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located and the certificate must include the name of the laboratory. Please note that documentary proof is required even if the test report from the laboratory or healthcare institution contains an ISO accreditation reference.