From 16 February children can get tested for coronavirus from pharyngeal washings

SYNLAB will adopt a novel solution for coronavirus testing from 16 February – the virus can also be detected from pharyngeal washings. Initially, the additional sampling method will only be available for children, so as to make the process more comfortable for them. In the lab, the process remains the same – RNA is detected […]

SYNLAB to gift tablets and special mattresses to general nursing homes

Estonia’s largest medical laboratory SYNLAB is to gift tablets to nursing homes, helping their inhabitants communicate with their relatives. In addition, SYNLAB will provide nursing homes with comfortable special mattresses. Having worked on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic for nearly a year, SYNLAB decided to support Estonian nursing homes, as this is where the […]

SYNLAB adopts a new coronavirus antibodies detection method

From today, SYNLAB Eesti laboratory has adopted a new coronavirus antibody detection method, which is more precise than the previous method and also allows it to detect post-vaccination antibody formation. Samples for the new antibody test can be given at SYNLAB from today, and in the next few days this will be rolled out at […]


REGARDING TEST RESULTS A person can be infectious before any symptoms appear. An asymptomatic person can also carry and spread the coronavirus. A NEGATIVE test result means that at the moment of giving the sample, there were not enough coronavirus particles in the organism. A POSITIVE test result means that at the moment of giving […]

The price of a coronavirus test to decrease significantly in January

Thanks to earlier investments, the improved efficiency of processes and more affordable lab equipment, SYNLAB can offer coronavirus testing for a significantly reduced price to healthcare service providers and clients ordering the paid service as of 1 January 2021. Coronavirus testing continues to be voluntary and free of charge for Estonian residents with a family […]

The Estonian Olympic Committee signs a cooperation agreement with SYNLAB to perform coronavirus testing of Team Estonia athletes

The Estonian Olympic Committee signs a cooperation agreement with SYNLAB to perform 2,500 tests worth around 170,000 euros, which will allow approximately 450 athletes within the Team Estonia programme to be tested for coronavirus SARS‑CoV‑2 at SYNLAB’s coronavirus testing stations all over Estonia. Urmas Sõõrumaa, the President of the NOC, noted that SYNLAB’s support is […]

SYNLAB participates in coronavirus prevalence lead by Tartu University

Today, the University of Tartu researchers start a three-month study on the prevalence of coronavirus in Estonia among both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. For that, at least 16,000 residents of Estonia based on a random statistical sample will be interviewed and invited to be tested for coronavirus. The study consists of eight waves of one […]

In five Estonian towns new corona virus testing stations are opened

The public corona virus testing led by Estonian private medical companies widens into new counties. The mobile testing stations are opened during the coming days in Paide, Rakvere, Haapsalu, Jõgeva and Valga. In the present countrywide testing site network ab. 24,000 people have been tested for free with their family doctor’s notation or people from […]

What tests to use for diagnosing COVID-19?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 200 different COVID-19 diagnostic tests (including so-called rapid tests) have appeared on the market in the last few months and the number of manufacturers and dealers is increasing day by day (source here). At the same time, the media is talking about lack of resources, including diagnostic tools. In this […]

Widened referral based corona virus testing has started in Estonia

The Estonian State, family doctors and private medical companies have started collaboration to launch a free corona virus wider testing in 8 cities in Estonia with the family doctor’s referral.    The 1st drive-in testing case has been opened in Tallinn and the following sites will be opened in Tartu, Pärnu, Kuressaare, Viljandi, Narva and […]