ESR offers a molecular diagnostic laboratory test for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The service will accept respiratory samples from all suspect cases that have been discussed with the local Medical Officer of Health.
- Laboratory/medical staff, please fill out the form below or view the testing and sample requirements. [PDF, 147 KB]
- COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) test request form [PDF, 961 KB] (fillable)
The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) screening and confirmation is based on a validated method widely used by many other national reference laboratories across the world.