Nationals and Residents under investigation of COVID-19 and seeking evaluation of the disease WILL NOT be collected by NextGenMed Phlebotomists. Specimens must be collected at physician offices, hospitals or other clinic settings such as the Community Health Organisations operating on both islands.
Samples should be collected only by the upper respiratory nasopharyngeal (NP) swab and immediately placed in a viral transport media (these can be provided by the lab upon physician request) and labelled with patient name and collection date.
The test can be ordered by the physician using our online doctor portal or by using a legitimate requisition form, then submitted to laboratory. If specimen is unable to reach the laboratory immediately, it can be stored overnight refrigerated at 2-8° C.
- Our turnaround time for the RT-PCR Covid-19 test is 48 Hours after received by the laboratory. If testing is requested for travel purposes, ALL SAMPLES must arrive at the lab 48 hours prior to flight departure.
- Please be aware of the additional fees for specimen collection by the varying physicians or organisations listed below. The cost of testing alone is XCD $210.
*The information above is not subjected to Non-Nationals and Non-Residents. If you are a Non-National or Non-Residents, click here.
Doctors who are currently swabbing for Covid-19
Dr Andrew Holness
Unit #1 Sugar Complex Frigate Bay St. Kitts
Telephone: (869) 465-5096
Telephone: (869) 662-3274
Kare Nursing Agency Fort Thomas Road, Basseterre
Telephone: (869) 764-9444
Telephone: (869) 466-8900
General & Family Physician
#C2 Sands Complex Bay Road, St. Kitts
Telephone: (869) 466-6246
Telephone: (869) 661-0026
Telephone: (869) 467-1136
Community Health (Government Nevis)
Long Point Road, Charlestown Nevis
Telephone: (869) 469-7080