Covid testing for travel: FAQs

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 01 Jul 2021

1. Do I need a PCR or antigen test to travel? The rules are subject to change at any time so check with the government website of the country you are traveling to and get up-to-date advice before booking your test. Here are some  useful links: 🇬🇧 U.K: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england 🇫🇷 France: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/ 🇩🇪 Germany: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos-reisende/faq-tests-einreisende-englisch.html 🇸🇪Sweden:https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/travel-to-and-from-sweden/ […]

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Categories: COVID-19
Posted on Thursday 1st July 2021 at 1:10 pm

Covid Vaccination for ex-pats and foreigners

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 20 Apr 2021

Even if you are not registered in the Andalucian Health Service you can now receive the Covid vaccine. Here’s how: Download the application form in Spanish by clicking here. We have provided a translation in English below. Fill out the form and take it to your nearest health centre (Ambulatorio). See below. Remember to bring […]

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Categories: COVID-19
Posted on Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 8:43 pm

Covid-19 vaccination for foreign residents in Andalucia

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 11 Mar 2021

If you are a foreigner residing in Andalucia you are eligible for Covid vaccines even if you are not currently registered with the Andalucia Social Security health system.  You will need to first ensure that you are empadronado or registered as a resident in the town hall for a minimum of 3 months, and obtain […]

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Categories: COVID-19,Vaccines
Posted on Thursday 11th March 2021 at 5:40 pm

Surviving Covid at home

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 26 Jan 2021

What to do if you have Covid 19 at home? Having just been through the experience with all my family, here are my tips on staying safe: Isolation. Once someone in the family is suspected or diagnosed with Covid that person and all close contacts must isolate. Ideally this means confining an infected person to 1 […]

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Categories: COVID-19
Posted on Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 1:47 pm

Covid antigen / flu test combined.

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 29 Dec 2020

The laboratory at Atlantic Clinic has acquired a new clever piece of kit that will test for Covid antigen and influenza antigen on the same sample, and at the same price as the original Covid antigen test (50 euros, 55 euros on weekend/out of hours). The results are ready as quickly as 15 minutes (sometimes […]

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Categories: COVID-19
Posted on Tuesday 29th December 2020 at 7:34 pm

Ultra-fast PCR Covid-19 test from 4 hours

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 06 Dec 2020

Atlantic Clinic has just acquired the latest PCR equipment which can give a result from 4 hours to the same day (times vary according to the workload), compared to 24-48hrs for most testing centers). Urgent testing can be done even on the weekends (a lab call-out charge applies).   Our prices for Covid 19 tests […]

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Categories: COVID-19
Posted on Sunday 6th December 2020 at 2:56 pm

New Antigen test for Covid-19

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 29 Sep 2020

This test has just become available in Spain and has several advantages Rapid: It is as fast as the rapid antibody test, and faster than the PCR test. The results are ready from about 20 minutes of taking the sample. Early detection: it can detect Covid-19 as early as 2 day after contact with an infected […]

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Categories: COVID-19
Posted on Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 8:37 pm

How to interpret your Covid 19 antibody results

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 21 Aug 2020

For Rapid antibody tests and ELISA tests the interpretation is the same. The ELISA test is considered more reliable and also gives a quantitative figure of the amount of antibody (as opposed to a simple positive/negative result with the Rapid test). There are 4 possible results: IgM negative, IgG negative. There is no evidence of […]

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Categories: COVID-19
Posted on Friday 21st August 2020 at 11:25 am

Covid-19 testing: which, when and why?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 28 May 2020

There are now 4 types of Covid-19 tests available at Atlantic Clinic:  PCR  ultra-fast Antigen test Rapid antibody tests for IgM and IgG ELISA antibody tests for IgM and IgG  Confused?  Here’s what they mean:   1. PCR (polymerase chain reaction): 110€  120€ on weekends/ out of hours This detects the presence of genetic material […]

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Categories: COVID-19
Posted on Thursday 28th May 2020 at 2:44 pm

How accurate is the Covid-19 rapid antibody test?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 23 Apr 2020

The antibody testing at Atlantic Clinic is currently using the Acro Biotech kit. The American supplier quotes an accuracy rate for the 2 types of antibodies:  IgM: 92.9% IgG: 98.6%* However, there are some uncertainties at the moment: These figures are based on current information. New data is coming in all the time and may […]

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Categories: COVID-19
Posted on Thursday 23rd April 2020 at 12:03 pm