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Test centre UZA

Test centre UZA

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At the Test Centre UZA, you can get tested for COVID-19. The result is known within 24 to 36 hours. The centre is an initiative of UZA, Altrio Thuisverpleging and the Province of Antwerp.
 

When can you get tested at Test centre UZA?

  • If you have symptoms.
  • If you have taken a positive self-test.
  • If you are admitted to hospital (other than UZA).
  • If you are going abroad.
  • If you have been abroad for more than 48 hours and you receive a text message with code after completing the Passenger Locator Form (PLF).
  • At your doctor's request.
 
 
Other nearby test centres where you can get tested when you go abroad:

Make an appointment

Come to the test centre at the agreed time and avoid the queues. In this way, you contribute to the safety of yourself, our care providers and other people.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. 
  • Weekends and holidays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
 

Your PCR test at the Test centre UZA

How much does a test cost?

A test is free unless you need a travel certificate, in which case the test costs €50. You always pay on the spot with Bancontact or credit card. There is no RIZIV reimbursement.

How does the test proceed?

  • Go to the test centre at the time of your appointment. Wear a mouth mask.
  • The desk officer will register you by using your eID or passport. For a travel test, you pay €50 per bank card.
  • The nurse will take a PCR test (polymerase chain reaction). A sample is taken from your nose with a swab.
  • Your sample is sent to the laboratory Platform BIS UZA/UAntwerp for analysis.
  • You will receive your result by text message within 24 to 36 hours after taking the sample.

How do I get my result?

Your test will be sent as soon as possible for analysis to the lab that works for the Federal Government: Platform BIS UZA/UAntwerp.

As soon as your result is known, you will receive a text message with your result. You can also download/print your result via mijngezondheid or CoZo. Search for your result on www.mijngezondheid.be:

  1. Log in with your eID (card reader) or the Itsme app.
  2. Go to the section 'My reports & results'. (If necessary, click on 'CoZo')
  3. Click on 'Results'.
  4. Open the document (PDF) of the lab 'Labo Platform.bis.Covid'.

Are you travelling and do you need a travel certificate? You will not receive this automatically via mail and you need to generate it yourself via www.mijngezondheid.be or the covidsafeBE-app.

 

I have a Belgian national number

I am travelling within the EU:

  1. Go to www.mijngezondheid.be.
  2. Log on with your eID (card reader) or the Itsme app. 
  3. Go to the section 'COVID 19 - Testing, vaccination, PLF, certificates'. 
  4. Click on 'EU digital COVID certificate'.
  5. Print or download the certificate. You can also find it digitally via the covidsafeBE app.

I am travelling outside the EU:

  1. Go to www.mijngezondheid.be.
  2. Log in with your eID (card reader) or the Itsme app. 
  3. Go to the section 'My reports & results'. (If necessary, click on 'CoZo')
  4. Click on 'Results'.
  5. Open the document of the lab 'Labo Platform.bis Covid'.
  6. Print or download the lab report of your COVID-19 test.

 

I do not have a Belgian national number

I am travelling within the EU:

  1. Go to www.mijngezondheid.be. 
  2. Click in the blue bar at the top on 'Test result and Certificate via CTPC code'.
  3. Log on with your CTPC code (your test code consisting of 16 characters that you received via SMS) and the last four digits of your mobile phone number. 
  4. Print or download the EU digital COVID certificate. You can also find it digitally via the covidsafeBE app.

I am travelling outside the EU:

Are you travelling outside the EU and do not have a Belgian national number or are you a Belgian citizen with a residential address abroad? Report this to the test centre employee and you will receive an English lab report via secure mail.


We strive to make the result of your test available as quickly as possible, specifically within 24-36 hours after taking the test. However, this lead time is indicative and is not binding for the partners of Test centre UZA or the laboratories. In exceptional cases, there may be a delay or the person concerned may be asked to have a new sample taken because the quality of the investigation cannot be guaranteed due to a technical or analytical problem. The partners of Test centre UZA or the laboratories cannot guarantee the speed at which the results will be available. When taking the tests, you accept that the time period within which we strive to deliver the result constitutes an obligation of means only and not an obligation of results. If you want to exclude all risk of not receiving the test results, or a delay in receiving them, please be aware that other test methods are possible that provide a faster result (the so-called 'quick testing'). Locations where these can be taken include the national airport in Zaventem, but not Test centre UZA. Under no circumstances can the partners of Test centre UZA or the laboratories be held responsible or liable for reimbursement of any losses due to non-receipt or late receipt the results of the test, with the exception of damage caused by intent or gross negligence. Even if the test results are not available via the official website mentioned above or if a retest is required, the person concerned cannot claim damages. The partners of Test centre UZA or the laboratories cannot be held responsible or liable for reimbursement of intangible, indirect or consequential damage, including (but not limited to) loss of profit, loss of sales, loss of income, production limitations, administration or personnel costs, increased general costs, loss of clientele or receivables from third parties, except in cases that the damage has been caused by their intent or gross negligence. Under no circumstances can the partners of Test centre UZA or the laboratories be obliged to pay compensation that is higher than the fee(s) paid to UZA for taking the test.

Telecovid: remote health monitoring

Have you just been tested for COVID-19 to travel abroad, or to attend a festival? Even with a negative test, it is important to continue to report symptoms quickly and in an accessible way. This way, a possible further spread of the virus can be slowed down in time.

You can ask for health monitoring by UZA. To do so, register with Telecovid via telecovid [at] uza [dot] be (please state your name, first name, date of birth and mobile phone number). With Telecovid, the UZA can remotely monitor your health condition with a digital diary. On the digital platform you fill in a short questionnaire every day. A medical team from UZA monitors your answers and provides guidance if symptoms persist or get worse. They can also give you advice on how to treat the symptoms. All information is treated with strict confidentiality and only the follow-up team has access to your details. This offer is free of charge for travellers and festival goers. Together we are working to continue the fight against the virus.

Contact

The test centre UZA is located on the UZA site, Drie Eikenstraat 655, 2650 Edegem (by car: park in the visitor parking and follow the signs 'Testcentrum UZA', by bike: park your bike in the visitor parking and follow the signs 'Testcentrum UZA')
 
 
 
Questions or need help making your appointment? Contact the Test Centre via 03 821 23 74 (on weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:30) or testcentrum [at] uza [dot] be
 
For urgent questions regarding your travel certificate, please send an e-mail to travelattest [at] uza [dot] be. (always mention your full name, date of birth, contact details and date and location of the test). During the night, you will not receive an answer via e-mail.
Laatst aangepast: 02 Mei 2022
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