Free Blood Pressure Test With Every Epicentre Walk-In Lab Test

All Day, Monday to Friday And Every Branch

100s Of Testing Options

Free Rescheduling & Cancellation

Lab Results in 48-72hrs

Free Medical Results Certificate With Each Test

Free Blood Pressure Tests At All Our Boutique Walk-In Labs From Monday to Friday

We Believe That Safe & Affordable Lab Testing Should Be Easy

What our EPIC clients have to say

Compliments to your staff and centre. I was so impressed by how the entire process was handled. So polite and comforting and professional.

Dee Munks, Durban Epic Testing Centre Client

The service I’ve experienced was extremely consistent, kind and very well organized. I was approached with a smile as usual at Epicenter whilst the information conveyed was concise and I’m certain to let people know that Epicenter is the Best place to go to should you be wondering. I certainly hope the service level will always be kept of high quality as I’ve experienced. Thank you Epicenter Team. From dealing with you before up until now, your team has become greater via whatsapp and whilst professionally physically engaging at your Test center. Thank you!

Alain, Rondebosch Client
Friendly service, quick and easy. Was in and out in a heartbeat and taking of blood was pain free.
Nayan, Rondebosch Client
Testing was quick and efficient and very professional. I highly recommend this place for any health tests needed.
Joshua, Maritime Solutions

My client would like to thank the entire Cape Town Epicentre team, for the excellent manner in which their employees have been made aware of their status.

Jan, Optimal Solve; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

I am so grateful for all that Johann has done for us as a family and still doing. I am eternally grateful, and I stand in awe of his kindness. It brings tears to my eyes to think that someone can be so kind to total strangers. May the Lord bless you and keep you and take you from strength to strength. I took my uncle from a drug house about two months ago. He was slowly disappearing because of malnutrition. He doesn’t have any children or a wife. We all he has, and now you are willing to go the extra mile for him. My words are not enough to thank you. 🙏🏼 Bless you sir

Melton, Cape Town Epic Testing centre client

They are simply the best! Good customer service, cognisant of the need for sensitivity and confidentiality and very friendly. I used to do my tests with another facility but now I’m a repeat client at Epicentre and the best part is that they take walk-ins. I needed to do a lot of tests and screenings two weeks ago, the results were delivered earlier than promised and yesterday, I went back for other tests. Please check them out, you won’t regret it! They are currently doing a Cough Check tor free, I already did mine.

Yolanda, Johannesburg Branch

This is a really great place to get any kind of pathology work done. The staff are very kind and efficient and the discounted prices of the tests are an added bonus. I would highly recommend this centre.

Thule, Johannesburg Branch

My experience getting blood tests at the Epicentre has been excellent as the staff are all very friendly and professionally. The staff are well trained at taking blood painlessly and if they feel they can’t find the vain they will find a more senior staff member to do it. As someone with difficult collapsed veins i never worry about becoming a pin cushion at Epicentre.

Kylie, Johannesburg Branch

The people here are so friendly and helpful. My blood was taken quickly efficiently and painlessly and my results were recieved a day later via email. I give them a five star rating.

Stella, Johannesburg Branch

Our Free Blood Pressure Test Explained

What is a Blood Pressure test?

A blood pressure test is used to check if your blood pressure is healthy, or if it’s high or low.

Blood pressure is the term used to describe the strength with which your blood pushes on the sides of your arteries as it’s pumped around your body.

Blood pressure machines vary, but they’re all a type of measuring device, which often have an arm cuff attached to it.

The cuff is usually wrapped around your upper arm and filled with air until it feels tight. This can feel uncomfortable, but it only lasts a few seconds.

Why do we offer a free Blood Pressure test?

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, like heart disease.

High blood pressure is a big problem in South Africa. A study, done in 2010, found that hypertension in Sub‐Saharan Africa was the leading risk for death, increasing by 67% since 1990 (Campbell et al., 2015).

Epicentre offers this discount at cost to our organization, as this discount is not sponsored by any study. We simply want to make getting your blood pressure tested easier to help people identify and treat of hypertension.

You can get a free Blood Pressure test with all our Walk-In Lab tests

Get this free test at any of Epicentre’s Walk-In Lab branches.

Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal.

Rondebosch (Cape Town), Western Cape.

Randburg (Johannesburg), Gauteng.

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 of your blood, urine, or stools and analyse them. 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.

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.

You will be able to pick and choose the tests that you want and get exactly what you need.

But to make it easier for those of us who want a little more guidance on which tests to get, we have put together expert packages which focus in on the important issues we all want information on (Click on the button below to see all our packages).

But please note that these packages are just a guide, you can take any tests off the packages or add anything you would like on. Just speak to our team when you come in for your test, and we will be happy to build a custom package just for you!

We, cannot help you understand what your results mean in detail. But we are able to make a referral to excellent doctors in our communities that can help you utilize the information our results give you to take full control of your health.

What is the Walk-In Lab procedure?

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 genitally take a small about 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.

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.

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?

Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR test

All branches – FREE!

(Not for travel)

Walk-In Lab Pensioners Discount

Pensioners get 10% all Lab Tests

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

R50 pensioners discount!

Epicentre offers

Wellness Packages

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of the 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)


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!

Inflammation & Arthritis Package

Diabetes Monitoring Package

Diabetes Screening 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

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)


Contact Us

Ready to talk? Contact us today for a free consultation!

When should you 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 shorten your chances of waiting.

Please check on our page 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.

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

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