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Rapid Results in 10 mins, Drive-Thru Just R250 & Home Test Just R900 All Inclusive

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What our EPIC customers 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

Very impressed with your service. Your Staff were professional and well mannered. Will definitely recommend you!

Cheryl Clegg, Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

Baie danke dat julle epicentre gekry het om my COVID-19 toets tuis to kom doen. Die hele proses was glad nie onaangenaam nie, Josh was baie vriendelike en die toets was vinnig en glad nie traumaties soos wat die staat en social media jou wil laat dink nie. Weereens dankie, ek sal jul op hoogte hou oor die resultaat proses.

Jaco, PI; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client
What a fast and friendly service!
Nadia, 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

Our Typhoid Test Explained

What is ‘Typhoid’?

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body, affecting many organs. Without prompt treatment, it can cause serious complications and can be fatal.

What is a ‘Typhoid test’?

There are two kinds of Typhoid tests, Rapid and Lab tests.

What is the Typhoid test procedure?

Typhoid tests are blood tests. This means that when you do our Typhoid Lab test, we will take a small amount of blood to send through to the laboratory.

When you do a Typhoid Rapid Test, we will take a small amount of blood and put it in the test cassette. You will then wait 10 mins and get your result.

Who should get a Typhoid test?

Having a Lab Typhoid test is helpful if:

You have been possibly exposed to Typhoid

You are looking for extremely high accuracy results.

Your possible infection was recent.

You can afford to wait 24hrs for your results

You need an official laboratory certificate.

Get a Rapid Typhoid test if

You have possibly been exposed to typhoid

You need your results urgently.

You require a cheaper test.

You have possible symptoms.

What are Typhoid Fever’s Symptoms?

You’ll probably have a high fever (going as high as 39 to 40 °C) that lasts a long time. Some people also get a rash that looks flat, with rose-coloured (pink) spots. People also get symptoms like Weakness, stomach pain, a headache, diarrhoea or constipation, a Cough and a loss of appetite.

When will a Typhoid test pick up Typhoid?

The symptoms of typhoid fever usually develop 1 or 2 weeks after a person becomes infected with the Salmonella typhi bacteria.

This test performs best within a week of the start of symptoms.

When should you get a Typhoid test?

Here are some handy tips for timing your test just right:

At Epicentre, we have 2 collection times on Monday to Friday. Our first collection is at 11am and our second collection time is at 4pm.

During the weekend it is dependent on our testing sites opening times:

In Hillcrest, we are open on Saturdays till 12pm that means that we only have 1 sample collection at 12pm which is why we cannot accept new orders after this time

In Rondebosch, we are open until 11am that means that we only have 1 sample collection at 11am which is why we cannot accept new orders after this time

In Randburg, we are open until 2:30pm on Saturday, but we only have 1 sample collection at 2:4pm. On Sunday we are open until 3:30pm and sample collection is at 3:45pm.

If you are looking to get your result within the 24hr window or less you should come before our 11am sample collection as it will be processed at the lab sooner.

This is recommended for those getting a test done for an official purpose such as travelling or medical appointments

If you are looking to avoid any waiting times, we recommend avoiding peak times such as 8-9am or during our nurses’ lunch break from 11:45am to 12:30pm

A personal recommendation for those travelling is to come at 10am

How can a Typhoid test help you?

A Typhoid test can help you:

A typhoid test can give you certainty on your status and allow you to get the appropriate treatment if you test positive.

What Laboratory Does Epicentre Use?

At our KwaZulu-Natal branches we use Indalo Bio labs in Durban

At our JHB branches we use Indalo Bio labs in JHB

& at our CT branches we use Indalo Bio labs in CPT.

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 offers:

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

(R250 with a R50 pensioners discount!)

Cough Check 3 in 1 PCR: RSV, Flu & COVID

FREE!

Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR Testing

(R500)

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)

(R850)

Cape Town Only

Extra Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 4-5hrs)

(R2000)

Cape Town Only

International Flight Testing Package

(PCR + Antiviral Mask)

(R1000)

Laboratory Typhoid Test

Drive Through

(R500)

Cape Town Only

Laboratory Typhoid Test

Home

(R1150)

Cape Town Only

Rapid Typhoid Test

Drive Through

(R250)

Cape Town Only

Rapid Typhoid Test

Home

(R900)

Cape Town Only

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