Ampath is dedicated to helping businesses get the economy back on track by offering rapid, seamless COVID-19 testing.
We have over 150 pathologists, >5500 staff members and depots located nationally that are committed to helping industry, mines, embassies, airlines, gyms, schools, hotels, sports teams and corporates get back to work ASAP.
Having your staff tested for COVID-19 need not be administratively taxing, nor inconvenient to your day-to-day operations.
Our streamlined process provides you with a one-stop solution to all your Occupational Health needs, and in particular, COVID-19 testing.
We provide both COVID-19 PCR and COVID-19 Antibody testing.
PCR tests for whether a person has the virus at the time of swab collection.
The Antibody test is a blood test and indicates whether someone has developed antibodies against the virus, which means that they have previously contracted the virus and their immune system produced antibodies in response to the infection.
Our COVID-19 Testing Process for Companies
PCR testing only:
Options for Antibody Testing:
We have a vast national footprint in South Africa and offer designated COVID-19 sample collection sites nationally for the convenience of companies and travellers, as well as off-site COVID-19 sample collection for groups.
Click here to view our nationwide testing sites: https://www.ampath.co.za/covid-19-collection-sites
COVID-19 infections are expected to continue in South Africa and in most other countries globally for many months to come. With the relaxation of lock-down levels in South Africa and the opening of international travel in some countries, with others to follow, a surge in COVID-19 infections is likely to be seen worldwide unless every precaution is taken to prevent transmission by travellers.
The testing of international travellers for COVID-19 prior to their departure will become necessary to prevent travellers from carrying the virus to their destinations. This will include those leaving South Africa as well as people flying into the country or those in transit to other countries.
We also offer repatriation and quarantine COVID-19 testing for incoming travellers who have not had a COVID-19 test prior to their arrival in South Africa.
If South Africa does have a second COVID-19 surge, this would result in increased community infection rates, potentially affecting your staff wellness and business viability.
If your staff members live in a community with high prevalence and infection rates of COVID19, it is important to test your staff regularly so as to prevent cluster outbreaks within your business.
Our laboratories are certified by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), and our services comply with all relevant ISO specifications. All laboratories that perform SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests are ISO 15189:2012 accredited.
Ampath offers testing for COVID-19 by means of a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test, which is a highly accurate test that detects the genetic material of the virus. SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests in use within Ampath are CE-IVD marked and/or EUA FDA approved and have been validated internally to meet our requirements for acceptable test performance.
SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests are performed on laboratory analyzers using assays that are SAHPRA approved, CE-IVD marked or EUA FDA approved and validated in our own ISO 15189:2012 accredited Immunology laboratory.
Our dedicated Occupational Health Department can assist with any other OH related tests including Pre-employment, biological monitoring, effect monitoring and chain of custody drug confirmation, to name a few.
Please contact us should you be interested in utilising our laboratory sample collection and testing services.