Free COVID Antigen & PCR Tests in KZN

Epicentre is excited to announce the return of our highly requested RAKE Study. If you are over 18 and have COVID like symptoms or have been exposed to COVID and are unsure of your status, you are eligible to receive free COVID testing in Hillcrest!
DURBAN, South Africa - June 9, 2022 - PRLog -- What Is The RAKE Study?

The RAKE Study has returned to our Hillcrest testing centre to provide free Rapid Antigen and PCR tests.

Epicentre is conducting this study in partnership with the highly respected AIDS research centre, CAPRISA. The RAKE study was launched to test a new COVID-19 antigen cassette.

What Is The RAKE Test Procedure?

Just come through to our Hillcrest testing branch or book a RAKE test with Epicentre, online or message our WhatsApp number at 072 843 7564
  • ✔ Completing a brief questionnaire
  • ✔ A nasal and 2 nasopharyngeal swabs to conduct PCR, and 2 Antigen tests.
  • ✔ COVID-19 positive patients will be invited to participate in a follow-up study.
What Are We Hoping To Achieve?

COVID-19 is a new disease that has affected the lives of all South Africans. There is still a lot to learn about COVID-19 and how it has affected communities. Our primary aim is to:
  • To assess the COVID -19 Rapid Antigen diagnostic tests in the South African setting.
  • This study will evaluate a SAPHRA approved antigen rapid COVID-19 test and a new unregistered but very promising second antigen rapid COVID-19 test.
  • To improve the detection of these viruses to establish how COVID-19 is spreading in urban and rural KwaZulu-Natal. In order to guide locally appropriate prevention and clinical care.
Who Should Sign Up For RAKE?
  • ✔ You have been exposed to COVID-19 OR You are experiencing any of these symptoms:shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, loss of taste or small, fatigue, myalgia or chest pain
  • ✔ You can visit our Hillcrest Drive-Through Testing Centre

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