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It is important for people displaying signs and symptoms of COVID-19 to get assessed to know their status and safely isolate if they are confirmed to have COVID-19.

The Ministry of Public Health has endorsed the use of three types of tests for COVID-19:
  1. PCR test
  2. Rapid Antigen Test at an authorized medical facility 
  3. Rapid Antigen Self-Test at home 

PCR tests

  • Private medical facilities 
    • PCR tests are provided by more than one hundred private hospitals and clinics in Qatar at a cost of QR160 per test. 


Rapid antigen tests (RAT)

  • Private medical facilities 
    • Rapid antigen tests are available at more than one hundred private hospitals and clinics in Qatar at a cost of QR50 per test. Test results at private centers are usually delivered within 15 minutes. 
  • Primary Health Care Corporation 
    • Rapid antigen tests are available at all 28 PHCC health centers. 
    • The results will be sent to individuals via SMS within two hours of the test and the results reflected in Ehteraz 

Rapid Antigen Self-Tests

Rapid antigen self-tests are available in authorized pharmacies and Al Meera hypermarkets throughout Qatar. MOPH has set a maximum cost of QR35 per test, with a limit of ten tests per person, per transaction.

Rapid antigen self-tests can be used in the following circumstances:
  • Individuals with mild or moderate symptoms who suspect they may have COVID-19. 
  • Asymptomatic (displaying no symptoms) individuals who suspect that they have COVID-19 due to being in close contact with a confirmed infected person. 
  • Individuals who want to check their COVID-19 status before visiting a vulnerable family member or friend.
  • Testing before a social gathering.

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COVID-19 Services Assistant خدمة المساعدة الخاصة بكوفيد-19
COVID-19 Services Assistant خدمة المساعدة الخاصة بكوفيد-19