It Is Suitable For
· Those looking for quick and convenient COVID-19 Testing in Bali.
· Those with symptoms and wish to screen for COVID-19.
· Those with travel history to affected countries of COVID-19.
· Those with possible close contact with the infected persons.
· Those who want to undergo early screening to proceed with treatment or prevent the disease.
What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
The virus has the ability to spread during close contact by small droplets produced when the infected person(s) cough, sneeze or talk. A contaminated surface touched can lead to the infection as hands could accidentally transfer the virus to the face. Coronavirus can remain and survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours, and the first 3 days after symptoms appear are the most contagious period, although there is also a possibility of spreading before seeing the symptoms as well as in the later stages of the disease.
Symptoms that can be observed ranging from 2 to 14 days after exposure are:
· Runny nose
· Sore throat
· Difficulty breathing
Testing Method at Our Affiliated Clinic
As Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is currently a major concern worldwide, our affiliated hospital has provided COVID-19 screening service using Rapid Testing method. Rapid tests are antibody tests to see if a patient has developed immunity to the coronavirus. This method screens infection through blood sample examination and enables early detection for patients with symptoms or who have the possibility of contracting COVID-19.
Out affiliated clinic's laboratory closes on Friday til Sunday. Schedule for patients will only take place on Monday to Thursday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. Appointments must be made prior to the test.
Terms and Conditions for Rapid Testing
· Available by appointment only
· Patients must wear mask when getting the test done
· Rapid test is subject to availability; please inquire for more information
Guidelines for Prevention in Hospital Area
During this COVID-19 outbreak, our affiliated hospital has implemented several best practices for the safety of patients, visitors, medical personnel, and surrounding communities:
Entry points for visitors to the hospital are through the designated lobby entrance and Emergency Department (ED).
<Limited Number of Visitors>
Our affiliated hospital only allows 1 visitor per patient, to reduce the risk of virus spreading within the hospital area. This includes number of visitors, family of patients and spiritual visits.
All patients and visitors are required to fill in the health declaration forms prior to entering the hospital. Body temperature is to be scanned at every entry point. More thorough examination in segregated area will be implemented for those who are in monitoring, in surveillance, and suspect of COVID-19.
Patients with monitoring and surveillance criteria will be placed in isolation area according to WHO standards.
<Referral for Diagnostic Test>
As directed by the Ministry of Health in Indonesia, suspect patients will be referred to government-appointed hospitals.
Advantages and Limitations of COVID-19 Rapid Testing
· Fast and effective procedure
· Safe and no risk in exposure
· Early screening of COVID-19 possibility
· Results can be obtained on the same day
· Rapid testing may have a limited role in diagnosis
· Any close contact who tested negative using this test would have to redo the procedure after a period of time
Q1: Is the test accurate?
A1: Rapid tests are used to help with early screening of people who might have been infected with the virus. The test is not as reliable as the standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. Any close contact who tested negative using a rapid test kit would have to redo the procedure after a period of time.
Q2: What if I tested positive?
A2: Those who tested positive will have to get confirmation with a PCR test.
Q3: Will the test be painful?
A3: Only a small sample of blood is needed using a small device. It is not painful and can be done quickly.
Q4: Why can't rapid test be used as sole basis for diagnosis?
A4: Rapid tests are antibody tests to check if the patient has developed immunity to the coronavirus. But according to experts, these tests have a limited role in diagnosis as it takes the body four days or longer after infection to produce antibodies, which means it's too long for quick detection and contact tracing. That is why the results need to be interpreted together with clinical examination and confirmed with supplemental testing.
[Clinic Name] BIMC Nusa Dua
[Location] Bali, Indonesia
[Nearest Station/ Nearest Tourist Destination] 12 mins walk to bus station (Halte BTDC 2); 9 mins walk to a nice beach; Walking distance to museums, restaurants, supermarkets and spa.
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday - Thursday (9:00AM - 11:00AM)