COVID-19 testing is now free in Ghana, Check out the list of certified labs

The Ministry of Health, Ghana has directed all public health testing laboratories not to charge residents in Ghana for COVID-19 testing.

The Ministry in a circular to all public health testing laboratories dated January 27, 2021, said it “has decided that public COVID-19 testing laboratories providing walk-in services can charge only charge travelers for testing”.

added that “all other walk-in requests such as ill-health, contact tracing and exposure must be done free-of-charge using public health resources.”

This comes after a public outcry concerning the cost of and access to testing as COVID-19 infections continue to spike.

For persons who are able to test, there are questions about the timelines for the delivery of test results.

The Ghana Health Services has said test results should be ready within 48 hours.

Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the service’s director said the average turnaround time for COVID-19 test results was 48 hours when he was interviewed on the Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday.

The following is a list of laboratories certified to undertake the COVID-19 test in Ghana
  1. National Public Health Reference Laboratory – NPHRL
  2. Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research – NMIMR
  3. Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research – KCCR
  4. Veterinary Services Department – Labone
  5. Veterinary Services Department – Takoradi
  6. Public Health Reference Laboratory – Tamale
  7. Public Health Refernce Laboratory – Sekondi Takoradi
  8. University Health And Allied Sciences Laboratory – Ho
  9. MDS-LANCET – East Legon
  10. Nyaho Diagnostic Laboratory- Accra
  11. Akai House Laboratory- Accra
  12. Council For Scientific And Industrial Research – Accra
  13. LEDing Medical Laboratory
  14. The Trust Hospital Company Ltd
  15. Synlab Ghana

Leave a Reply