COVID test Netherlands
Are you in The Netherlands for business of other purposes and do you need a COVID test? Coronalab offers reliable COVID-19 tests for employees, travelers and private individuals. Due to our fast service, you often have the result the same day as the test.
For traveling purposes we use the PCR test (gold standard). We provide antigen rapid tests as well to quickly determine whether you are infected with COVID-19. Please note: the rapid test is not suitable for traveling.
Test by ISO certified and RIVM validated lab for COVID-19 PCR testing.
COVID-19 PCR certificate widely accepted. Many test locations in the Netherlands!
Tested in the morning before 11:30 am? Result the same day around 10 p.m.
What is a COVID-19 test?
We determine whether you are currently carrying the corona virus on the basis of a corona test. In countries with an entry restriction, this is necessary to avoid mandatory quarantine. There are different ways of testing. The PCR test is required for travel. Based on this test, we determine whether the virus is in the throat or nasal cavity.
Before you can travel, you must be able to submit a negative PCR test with a medical certificate of health. In some cases you have to send it in advance.
Rapid test or PCR test?
The PCR test is the gold standard. This is because the PCR test is very sensitive and also detects lower virus levels. The only disadvantage is that we need our laboratory for the PCR test and the results often take a little longer. Same day testing is possible, but antigen quick tests provide even faster results. For COVID tests without symptoms we recommend to use a PCR test.
We do not need a laboratory for a COVID-19 rapid test. We can perform this test in our clinic and the results will be available quickly. That makes it possible tot test in the afternoon and still have the results within a matter of hours. Please note: the rapid test is not suitable for traveling.
Fast COVID test in The Netherlands
Coronalab helps with COVID-19 tests that we analyze with priority. As a result, if tested before 11:30 in the morning, you will have the results the same day. Our doctor or nurse will take some mucus with a throat and nasal swab. Our laboratory analyzes your material. The doctor will check the results and issue a certificate confirming your COVID-19 PCR status. This certificate is sent personally via secure e-mail.
Where can I test in The Netherlands?
We have more than 20 locations in The Netherlands. Look at our test locations for the complete overview. Some examples:
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Coronalab (Microbe & Lab) has an ISO certified laboratory at the Science park in Amsterdam. Our laboratory has been approved by the RIVM for COVID-19 PCR testing.
Experts in infectious diseases
Our company is managed by a Physician Microbiologist. Together with a team of scientists in the field of medical microbiology and infectious diseases, we do a lot of research on infectious diseases and we develop, certify and produce our own CE-IVD marked tests. We validate and implement these in hospitals in the Netherlands and abroad.
We have more than 10 years of experience in developing certified medical tests.
The costs for a test including a certificate are Eur 149.95 per person. You can pay this amount in advance in our planning tool.
When the material has been collected, it is brought to our laboratory. Here it is analyzed. The analysis takes 4 to 8 hours. We analyze our PCR tests with priority. People who have been tested in the morning will get the results the same day around 10 p.m.
Frequently asked questions
If your question is not listed here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help you.
How are tests administered?
We take the test by means of a throat and nose swab. This is in accordance with the RIVM guideline. We don’t do a gargle test. For some travelers, we do custom testing methods if the country and local authorities request it.
When will I get the results?
If you have been tested in the morning before 11.30 am, you will receive the results at Coronalab around 10 pm on the same day. It may therefore be that the results are there before 10 p.m., but on busy days it can also be a little later.
At the other locations you will also receive the results the same day if you are tested in the morning. The times may vary per location due to logistics, so check this carefully.
If you are tested in the afternoon, you will receive the results the next day around 10 p.m.
How can I make an appointment?
This can be done through our reservation system
Do I have to bring my passport or ID card?
Yes. We use your passport / ID number on the result and we must verify these travel documents. So don’t forget to bring it with you.
How long is the result valid?
This differs per country.
Internationally we see that the COVID-19 PCR test with the statement is often valid for up to 7 days. Countries have different requirements with regard to the validity of a PCR test. Always check the specific requirement for your destination. This way you avoid arriving with an expired statement.
Is your PCR certificate valid everywhere?
You are often asked for the PCR certificate from a lab that has been approved. We have been approved by the RIVM for the COVID-19 PCR tests and are allowed to perform these tests.
It may be that additional requirements are set. For example, China has made a selection of test locations. And some countries require different test method. The traveler is responsible for checking whether the test method or other health statement is required for the country of destination.
We always recommend that you take a good look at the travel advice provided by the Dutch government and the information from your travel organization or airline. We also advise you to take a good look at the travel information and status of your travel destination. They will notify you of any specific requirements that may be set. This is your responsibility and we do not provide travel advice.
You can find current information about the situation per country on the websites of the government, the National Coordination Center for Travel Advice, IATA and those of your travel organization and / or airline. The ANWB also provides a lot of information.
What time is stated on your certificate?
The certificate shows the time when the certificate was generated.
Do you also use antigen (rapid) tests for travelers?
No. At the moment we only use the antigen (rapid) tests for people with symptoms. This is in line with the OMT advice of 12-10-2020. The antigen (rapid) tests have not yet been validated for travelers (people without symptoms). If this does happen, we will also apply this test for this target group.
What language are the results in?
You will receive the results in English.
How do I receive the results?
You will receive the results via secure e-mail to the e-mail address provided when booking.
Should children be tested?
Yes. However, there are many differences between countries with regard to the age of PCR testing for children. We recommend that you check this carefully.
Will I receive a certificate with the result?
Coronalab offers a COVID-19 PCR certificate for travelers. This is a personal certificate and we will state the information on the PCR certificate that you provided us with when booking, as well as the test method. So check this carefully before you book. This also applies to the precise requirement in terms of PCR test method. Travelers are responsible for communicating the correct method.
We recommend that you always print the document and take it with you when traveling.
Home tests ordered online are not provided with a certificate.
How does testing work?
You make an appointment for a test via our planning tool. Our doctor or nurse will collect material from you. The material is examined in our laboratory. If you are tested in the morning before 11.30 am, you will receive the result and the COVID-19 PCR statement the same day around 10 pm. Our doctor provides this statement. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.