Testing for COVID-19
28 grudnia 2020

On 4th January, the next round of free of charge COVID-19 RT-PCR tests will begin. UW employees and doctoral candidates can book a test, also those who got tested in the autumn (26.10-20.11).

Employees and doctoral candidates have an opportunity to undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR tests that detect active SARS-COV-2 infection.
Testing takes place on-site (on the campus in Ochota) following the registration.

SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR detects viral RNA. Diagnostic tests use a mucus sample from the nose or throat. Medical personnel take a swab which will get analysed by Warsaw Genomics.

Before getting tested:

At least half an hour before taking a swab for SARS-CoV-2 virus, one should not:

  •  drink,
  •  eat,
  •  smoke cigarettes,
  •  take medications,
  •  brush their teeth,
  •  rinse mouth and nose,
  •  chew gum.

Testing period: COVID-19 swab collection will start on 4th January and continue until 26th February 2021 (except for 6th January).

How to book a test?

Step 1: Download a discount code

A discount code, which entitles employees and doctoral candidates of the University of Warsaw to get tested free of charge, can be downloaded from covid.uw.edu.pl.

Step 2: Register

After receiving the code, register at https://warsawgenomics.pl/badaniadlauw and arrange an appointment via the form at warsaw-genomics.reservio.com, choosing a specific date and time.

Step 3: Undergo a test

Taking a swab will take place on the campus in Ochota, in the building of the Sports and Recreation Centre, in a separate room with a separate entrance. Tests are organised and coordinated by the University of Warsaw. Swabs will be collected by medical professionals.

Warsaw Genomics team will offer tests from Monday to Friday: 8 am – 6 pm as of 4th January until 26th February.

Please note: A person should come to the swab collection facility wearing a protective mask on, with their ID and test order number, which will be generated during registration.

Step 4: Get your results

The test results will be available to patients at https://wyniki.warsawgenomics.pl/. It can take up to three business days until the results will be given. One should enter their order number (from the e-mail confirming acceptance of the SARS-CoV-2 test) and their PESEL number (or their ID number if there is no PESEL number). It will be possible to download the signed and authorized test result.

Discount on RT-PCR test for family members of UW employees and doctoral candidates

UW employee and doctoral candidates who will get tested will receive a discount (PLN 89) from Warsaw Genomics on RT-PCR tests to be used by their family member. The cost of the test for a family member amounts PLN 350. Up to four people from the family can you the discount. Link to book a test: https://badamygeny.pl/zamow.

How to get a discount code for family members?

The discount code will be sent by Warsaw Genomics by e-mail, confirming registration for the free RT-PCR test for active SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection.

More information (in Polish) >>

In case of questions regarding discount codes, please e-mail us on: kod_covid@adm.uw.edu.pl.


Source: www.en.uw.edu.pl