ZaineLab is a state-of-the-art PCR laboratory service

Zainelab is accredited by the Lagos State Government

Zainelab is Available for COVI9-19 Testing, Call 08061348550 or 08061348431 for Booking and enquiry on test results

Who should get tested for COVID-19

Your healthcare provider may recommend testing for covid 19 if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chills.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Fatigue.
  •  Muscle or body aches.
  • Headache.
  • New loss of taste or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • Congestion or runny nose.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.

Specimen required for covid 19 test

Nasal/Nasopharyngeal swab:

A trained sample collector or a healthcare provider uses a swab to collect respiratory material found in the nose. A swab is a soft tip on a long, flexible stick that goes into the nose.

Oropharyngeal swab:

Have the patient open his/her mouth wide open.( Using a wooden tongue depressor, depress the tongue – optional) and swab the posterior pharynx, avoiding the tongue.


Patient should expectorate deep cough /sputum into a sterile leak proof screw cap collection cup