Qualitas and DoctorOnCall (DOC) have teamed up to launch a home testing service for those of us in the Klang Valley who are suspected of being at risk of COVID-19.
You might already be in
Self quarantine or hesitate to go to overcrowded hospitals for examination. In this
Case, that's for you.
Basically you register
Online for Qualitas service and medical staff will visit your home (or
Office) according to the date you booked and take your test samples.
This is how it works in
1. Online registration.
You must go to the DOC website here and fill out the registration form below.
There is also an option
to indicate how many people you want to test when you do this at home
for your family or in the office for your colleagues.
You indicate your preference
Pick-up date, which is only on weekdays. This must be done with a period of 1 day
2. Confirm your authorization.
A Qualitas patient
The Care Representative will contact you to confirm the data you provided during the process
3. Make payment.
For home collection,
where Qualitas medical staff come and collect the test samples from you,
The cost is RM700 / person. According to the DOC, there will be a passage soon
4. Finalize the timing and location.
Qualitas will contact you
You confirm again the time and place that you have selected for the
They are currently
Only able to serve Klang Valley locations like Putrajaya, Kajang, Seremban.
At least 3 laboratories
Professionals will be sent to your location to wipe the inside of your nose.
Cheek or throat.
This process involves
a large number of consumables that laboratory professionals need to change
their protective clothing and equipment for every patient, hence the RM700 / pax
However, it is you
Work on price reduction options through an alternative sample collection
Arrangement that I assume is the transit option.
6. Review the results.
It takes about 24
Hours after collection so your test results are available. Then a doctor will be
Contact us to explain the results and to advise you on the next steps
Not sure if you
Do you need to be tested?
You can speak to the doctors to understand your risks and to determine whether you need to be tested. Alternatively, you can carry out the online risk assessment of DOC here.
For public recording
Hospitals actually offer you free COVID-19 tests if you meet certain requirements
If you live in KL, you
can go to Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) or Sungai Buloh Hospital.
When we turned to Maran Virumandi, co-founder and general manager of DOC, he told us that there are generally two criteria, but a third one was added recently.
- Criterion 1: If you returned from China, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Iran within the last 14 daysWith Symptoms such as cough, sore throat, fever, or difficulty breathing;;
- Criterion 2: If you have been identified as close contact of Someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 case, someone who has been live in the same household, travel together, work together in a narrow office space or Meet for more than 15 minutes;;
- (New) Criterion 3: If you've done Tabligh in Sri Petaling and are showing symptoms.
He also told Vulcan Post
that these criteria change from time to time depending on developments
of new cases.
If you don't meet any of these criteria (and therefore are not eligible for free testing), private hospitals offer some alternative home testing options:
Editor's update: The information above has been changed to reflect the accuracy at the time of writing.
DOC is also the official partner of the Ministry of Health for the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why they offer the government of Malaysia a comprehensive service, which ranges from health content to forums, telehealth services, test kits and the delivery of medicines.
said they get around 500,000 visits a day in panic and
Misinformation about COVID-19 spreads like wildfire.
- More information about other COVID-19 articles can be found here.
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