Epicentre’s Hillcrest, Randburg & Rondebosch Walk-In Labs are Open


It’s official, our Walk-In Lab is fully open at in Rondebosch, Hillcrest and Randburg! Our Walk-In lab makes getting high quality blood tests easier than ever before. Simply walk or drive through and get the tests you need.

What Is A Walk-In Lab Test

A Walk-In Lab Test, is any test that comes from our boutique lab. These tests are ‘pathology’ lab tests which means that we take a little sample of your blood, urine, or stools and analyse it. If you’re sick or looking to take control of your health, many of the decisions about your care will be based on the results of your blood and pathology tests.

What Makes Our Walk-In Lab Different?

Top on the list is our link with high quality research partners, which makes it possible to provide a range of high quality tests for discounts and even for free.

We also have a mission. We will make testing easier and better for South Africans because we believe in making a positive difference. Our boutique Walk-In Labs will give you complete control of your health. Getting a test is as easy as ordering your favourite fast food at a drive-through.

It’s also personal. Every step of the way, Epicentre has listened and worked with our communities. When you test with Epicentre, you know you’ll be able to reach a person that cares.

Do I Need A Referral?

Unlike other pathology labs in South Africa, we do not require a referral. This means that you are able to just ‘walk-in’ to our boutique lab and get tested, and afterwards you will own your results. However, we cannot diagnose, you will need to consult your doctor for further advice and treatment.

What Is It Like To Get A Test With Our Walk-In Lab?

Epicentre’s Walk-In Lab is a boutique laboratory experience, which means that at every step of your testing journey, you will be dealing with a real person.

📞 To book a test/package, just WhatsApp us or book online on our shop. You are also welcome to just come in without an appointment when it is convenient for you.

🏃‍♂️ To get a test, you will need to then come down to our Walk-In Lab. And speak to our team to discuss what package will be best for you.

🧾 You will then be asked to fill out a lab form.

🥼 If you need to have your blood taken, our nurse will very gently take a small amount of blood. Whilst the test will be over quickly, we will do our best to make you feel calm and safe during the entire process.

📣 You will then be sent your results within 48 to 72hrs.

How To Get A Walk-In Lab Test

You can walk in to our lab without an appointment whenever we are open. But you are also welcome to make an appointment to reduce your chances of waiting.

Please check on our website if you need to prepare in a special way for any of our packages. We will also let you know if you place a booking for a package that requires preparation.

If you are coming in for a test that requires fasting, please do not eat and only drink water for 8hrs before your test.

When Should You Get A Walk-In Lab Test?

We recommend coming in the morning if you are coming in for a package that requires fasting.

If you are getting a package that does not require special prep, you can come any time between 8:30am to 4pm.

Cape Town testing centres

Our COVID-19 Drive-Through Strand branch is based in a seaside resort town in the Western Cape.

Our testing address

Our opening times

From Monday to Friday, we are open from 9am to 15:30

Johannesburg testing centres

Our COVID-19 Drive-Through Randburg branch is our JHB head branch in the thriving suburb of Parkview.

Our testing address

Our opening times

From Monday to Friday, we are open from 9am to 15:30

Durban testing centres

Our COVID-19 Drive-Through in Hillcrest is based at our head offices.

Our testing address

Our opening times

From Monday to Friday, we are open from 9am to 15:30
On Saturday, we are open from 8am to 12:30pm

Learn More About Our Walk-In Lab

Epicentre has an extensive walk-in testing centre for both rapid and lab tests. Learn more here.

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Book with Epicentre

For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa. We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!

Epicentre Special Deals

We offer free and heavily discounted tests as they are subsidized by research organizations that are looking to use this anonymous information to investigate various research questions, like can people test themselves for COVID?

10% Off All Walk-In Lab Tests

Only for pensioners at all branches.

Free Blood Pressure Tests

With all Walk-In Lab tests

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

R50 pensioners discount!

Epicentre offers

Walk-In Lab

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests in these packages, add extra tests or take out any tests. Choose what suits your needs!

Women’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Women’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Men’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Men’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Arthritis Package

Athletes Total Wellness Package

Diabetes Monitoring Package

Diabetes Screening Package

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Package

Comprehensive Weight Loss Package

Kidney Package

Liver & Pancreas Package

Long COVID Package

HIV Monitoring Package

HIV Screening Package

Iron Deficiency & Anaemia Package

Menopause Package

Women’s Fertility Test Package

Men’s Fertility Test Package

STI Screening Package

Thyroid Screening Package

Laboratory Typhoid Test


Measles Test Package

Drive Through

Drive-Thru COVID Tests

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

(R250 with a R50 pensioners discount!)

Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR Testing


Home based COVID-19 PCR Testing

(R1150 + travel over 50kms)

Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Tests

On Sale! (R150)

Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 12hrs)


Cape Town Only

Extra Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 4-5hrs)


Cape Town Only

International Flight Testing Package

(PCR + Antiviral Mask)


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