Private Sector Laboratory Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Jamaica

 LABORATORY  LOCATION TYPE OF COVID-19 TEST
ANTIGEN PCR
MicroLabs Ltd. Kingston YES X
Mandeville YES X
Montego Bay YES X
Biomedical/Caledonia Kingston YES YES
Montego Bay YES YES
Winchester Surgical & Medical Institute Kingston YES X
Bay West Hospital Montego Bay YES YES
Hospiten Montego Bay Montego Bay YES YES
Andrews Hospital Kingston YES  
Technological Solutions Ltd Kingston YES YES
CARIGEN[1] Kingston X YES
MD LINK Kingston X YES
Aids Health Foundation (AHF) Kingston Yes X
Central Medical Laboratory (Kingston) Kingston Yes X
Fleet Diagnostic Laboratory Kingston Yes X
LRI Medical Laboratory Kingston Yes Yes
Oneness Health Centre St James Yes X

[1] Samples collected by Microlabs Ltd.

 

Public-Private Partnership re SARS-CoV-2 Testing Secretariat

Operating Hours         –           10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.            Monday – Friday

Contact Person            –           Mrs. Ingrid Gray-Mighty

Telephone Number     –           (876) 630-1913

Email Address           –            privsectest@moh.gov.jm

 

LIST OF COVID-19 ANTIGEN TEST KITS APPROVED FOR USE IN JAMAICA

MANUFACTURER NAME
SD Biosensor Inc. Standard Q COVID-19 Antigen Test
SD Biosensor Inc. Standard F COVID-19 Antigen Test
Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Jena GmbH Panbio COVID-19 Rapid Test Device (Nasopharyngeal)
Premier Medical Corporation Private Limited Sure Status COVID-19 Antigen Test Card
Access Bio Inc. CareStartTM COVID-19 Antigen Test Kit

 

The Ministry also wishes to advise Private Laboratories to visit the JANAAC website and to participate in the enhanced accreditation programme for medical laboratories. Interested private labs should visit the JANAAC website at www.janaac.gov.jm to access more information and to download the application form for registration.  The Ministry of Health and Wellness supports this initiative of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce and encourage all interested parties to register and get accredited.