During the entire coronavirus epidemic, the most common coronavirus infections in Turku have occurred in Varissuo. Finland has received 250,000 high-quality quick tests as an emergency relief instrument financed by the EU, and rapid tests have been distributed to health care units through hospital districts. The screening of the asymptomatic population in Turku is the first of its kind to take place in Finland.
– We want to reduce the viral load in the area and detect potential asymptomatic coronavirus infections quickly, which is why we use rapid tests for screening. We encourage people living in Varissuo to take the quick test on the testing days. Screening testing is especially intended for asymptomatic patients, says Jutta Peltoniemi, physician in charge of infectious diseases.
– Antigen detection rapid tests enable rapid mass testing and, thus, bring a good addition to coronavirus prevention without placing a strain on our current testing capacity. However, we confirm any positive results with a PCR test in our laboratory, says Tytti Vuorinen, Chief Physician of Molecular Microbiology and Virology at Tyks.
The test is completed while the testee waits, i.e. in about 15-30 minutes. The rapid test sample is taken from the nasopharynx in the same way as the standard coronavirus test. Those who take the rapid test receive instructions on what to do next and can return to their homes immediately after the test.
NB!No certificates are written for a negative test result, or example for travel or work. Tests and certificates for this purpose must always be obtained by individuals on their own initiative from private service providers.Come and take a free quick test invitations