NIPD Genetics 4 RESPIRATORY VIRUSES TEST

COVID-19 - INFLUENZA A&B- RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS

WHAT IS THE NIPD Genetics 4 RESPIRATORY VIRUSES TEST?

The NIPD Genetics 4 Respiratory Viruses test is a molecular test performed using RT-PCR methodology that can simultaneously detect and differentiate between the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, the Influenza viruses A and B which cause the common flu, and the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) which causes RSV infections. Although these are distinct viruses, their symptoms are incredibly similar. Molecular testing is the only way to accurately identify whether a person has COVID-19, flu or RSV. This is critical both for effective and early treatment of each disease, and in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and limiting the effects of this pandemic.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT RESPIRATORY VIRUSES PANELS AVAILABLE?

Respiratory Viruses panels are available in several combinations. To take the test most appropriate for you select from the options below:

WHY SHOULD I GET TESTED WITH THE NIPD Genetics 4 RESPIRATORY VIRUSES TEST?

The upcoming flu and RSV season is going to coincide with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The shared similarities, in symptoms and disease transmission, between COVID-19, seasonal flu and RSV necessitate accurate diagnosis and differentiation between these diseases, which can only be achieved through testing. The NIPD Genetics 4 Respiratory Viruses test can detect and differentiate between SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A, Influenza B, and RSV, which can help so that:

  • People affected receive appropriate treatment, whether for COVID-19, flu or RSV
  • People affected by COVID-19 self-isolate to protect their families and communities
  • Spread of COVID-19 is controlled, and a second wave is avoided

WHO SHOULD GET TESTED WITH THE NIPD Genetics 4 RESPIRATORY VIRUSES TEST?

People who experience symptoms associated with a respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, etc.)

People who have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

People travelling abroad or returning from overseas

People who are wondering if they have COVID-19

People who are anxious about their health

HOW IS THE NIPD Genetics 4 RESPIRATORY VIRUSES TEST PERFORMED?

Register and complete the sample information form online or manually at one of our sample collection points

Drive to one of our collection points

A nurse will collect one nasopharyngeal sample

Samples are sent for testing to our accredited laboratory

You will receive your results within 72 hours

KEY FEATURES OF THE NIPD Genetics 4 RESPIRATORY VIRUSES TEST

  • Proven track record of consistently accurate and fast results
  • Short turnaround time
  • Convenient sample collection locations throughout Cyprus, including mobile units
  • Testing performed at NIPD Genetics’ state-of-the-art, CAP-accredited and CLIA certified laboratories
  • Advanced technology and robotic systems that reliably process hundreds of samples per day

WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN COVID-19, INFLUENZA AND RSV?

COVID-19, Influenza and RSV are transmitted in the same manner; through air droplets caused by coughing and sneezing by a person who already has the disease, or from contaminated surfaces. The same precautionary measures (frequent hand-washing, mask-wearing, social distancing) apply to prevent infection of these respiratory viruses, although the isolation time is different for each one. Their symptoms are also similar; COVID-19, Influenza and RSV may cause fever, cough, sore throat, headaches, and runny nose. COVID-19, Influenza and RSV can cause mild, moderate and critical cases of disease; including instances were people will need hospitalization and respiratory help. Asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 and Influenza are also possible, and people affected with RSV can spread the disease after their symptoms pass.

Different panel options are available and include testing only for COVID-19, Influenza, RSV, COVID-19 and Influenza, or Influenza and RSV.

High risk population groups for COVID-19, Influenza and RSV:

Adults of over 65 years old

People with compromised immune system, with chronic or with pre-existing conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart diseases

Pregnant women

*Infants younger than 2 years old are at increased risk for Influenza and RSV.

WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED?

If you suspect that you have a respiratory viral infection that is consistent with the symptoms of COVID-19, flu or RSV, then you should get tested to know what precautions and treatment you should take. The ideal time to get tested would be 3 days after being potentially exposed to the virus, when the viral load is high in the system and can be detected, or at the onset of symptoms.

WHAT WILL MY RESULTS TELL ME?

The test results will tell you whether you have an active infection of COVID-19, Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV, or if you are negative for all of these diseases. It is possible that you will be positive for a combination of these viruses, or even that you are simultaneously affected by all of them.

HOW DOES TESTING HELP?

Accurate testing and detection can help in proper treatment for the flu, and in managing and controlling the spread of COVID-19, Influenza and RSV. Testing can also prevent another surge in COVID-19 cases, and in guiding medical treatment and patient care.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE NIPD Genetics 4 RESPIRATORY VIRUSES TEST?

Inform your healthcare provider of your results, and follow their instructions and advice. Keep following all instructions and precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health, to protect your loved ones and communities, and control the spread of COVID-19.

COLLECTION POINTS

Contact number 22 267 899

Larnaca

Sunday-Friday, 8am-4pm (No collection on Saturdays)

New GSZ Stadium Parking

Famagusta

Sunday-Friday, 8am-4pm (No collection on Saturdays)

Paralimni

"Tasos Markou" Paralimni Stadium Parking

Paphos

Sunday-Friday, 8am-4pm (No collection on Saturdays)

"Stelios Kyriakides" Stadium Parking (Old Pafiako Stadium)

Throughout Cyprus

Mobile Sample Collection Units

22 267 899

Saliva

The NIPD Genetics COVID-19 saliva test is a molecular test performed using RT-PCR to detect people affected with COVID-19 from a saliva sample.

What are the benefits of SALIVA sample collection?

How is the NIPD Genetics COVID-19 saliva test performed?

You can collect a collection kit from xxxx

To download the NIPD Genetics COVID-19 saliva test brochure for more information, click here.

Click here to take the NIPD Genetics COVID-19 saliva test

Nasopharyngeal Swab

The NIPD Genetics COVID-19 test is a molecular test performed using RT-PCR to detect people affected with COVID-19 via a nasopharyngeal swab.

What are the benefits of nasopharyngeal swab sample collection?

How is the NIPD Genetics COVID-19 saliva test performed?

Complete the information form online or at the collection point
Drive to your nearest NIPD Genetics sample collection point
A sample will be collected from your nose using a swab
Sample is sent for testing to our accredited laboratory
Results will be available in less than 72 hours

Where are your collection points?

Our collection points can be seen here

NIPD Genetics - Privacy Policy

General Statement

This Privacy Policy applies only to www.nipd.com and its subdomains (hereafter collectively referred to as “Sites") that link to this policy. NIPD Genetics Sites are owned by NIPD Genetics Public Company Ltd and are operated by NIPD Genetics Public Company Ltd and on occasion by a third-party that is responsible for the technical maintenance of the Sites.

If, you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use any of NIPD Genetics Sites.

NIPD Genetics values your interest in NIPD Genetics, its products and its services. NIPD Genetics takes the protection of your data seriously.

Personal data for purposes of this Privacy Policy, is any information by which you can be individually identified, including, but not limited to, your name, profession, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

You may contact NIPD Genetics Public Company Ltd at
NIPD Genetics Public Company Ltd
Neas Engomis 31
Engomi, Nicosia
2409, Cyprus

NIPD Genetics Data Protection Officer can be reached at dpo@nipd.com

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Sites as defined above and which are operated by NIPD Genetics. The NIPD Genetics Privacy Policy seeks to inform the users of its Sites of the following:

NIPD Genetics will not use or share your information with anyone, except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information we might collect by other digital and offline means and or from other digital and offline sources. The use of information collected through our Sites shall be limited to the purposes under this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use to customers.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Sites and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Sites. By using the Sites, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from www.nipd.com

Type of personal information NIPD Genetics may collect through its Sites

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Sites and services to you.

Personal Data

While using NIPD Genetics Sites, you may be asked to provide NIPD Genetics certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Information"). Personal Information that might be used to identify you includes, but is not limited to:

If you send us a query via our Contact us form, your email address, the content and any follow up emails are retained indefinitely.

Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Sites are accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Sites that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Sites and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Sites.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Sites.

Examples of Cookies we use:

Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Sites.

Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Visitor behavior cookies. To understand how visitors use and navigate the Sites

Keyword cookies. To understand how visitors discover the Sites.

Use of Data

www.nipd.com uses the collected data for various purposes:

Transfer of Data

Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Cyprus and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal data, to Cyprus and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

www.nipd.com will take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your personal data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

NIPD Genetics complies with the protection of personal data regulation and will not sale or trade your personal data.

NIPD Genetics may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate, maintain or operate our Sites ("Service Providers"), to provide the SItes on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Sites is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Sites.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page

Access to your personal data, correction, deletion, and Opting Out

You have the right to review, update or delete any of your personal data by sending a request at NIPD Genetics Personal Data Officer pdo@nipd.com

Links to Other Sites

Our Sites may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact pdo@nipd.com

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