Jamaica’s Health Ministry Increases COVID-19 Testing Capacity

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is increasing its ability to test for COVID-19 infections, with the pre-accreditation of 10 new testing facilities.

The pre-accreditation has been done by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), which is partnering with the Ministry to assess the readiness of interested facilities to participate in the national COVID-19 response efforts. See the new testing sites in the table below.

JANAAC PRE-ACCREDITTED LABORATORIES/FACILITIES  LOCATION TYPE OF COVID-19 TEST
ANTIGEN PCR
Complete Care Medical Centre Ocho Rios, St Ann YES NO
Dr. Garg Medical Practice Old Harbour, St. Catherine YES NO
Pulseline Family Medical Centre Howard Cooke Boulevard YES NO
Pure Jamaica Medical Centre Stanton Terrace, Kingston YES NO
RK Medical Diagnostic Laboratory NMIA YES NO
Savanna-la-Mar YES NO
Sekhmet Medical Limited Montego Bay, St James YES NO
Shimac Laboratory Services May Pen, Clarendon YES NO
Suretime Emergency Medical Services Ltd. Trafalgar Rd, Kingston YES NO
Vein Centres of Jamaica Lady Musgrave Rd, Kingston YES NO
Windsor Wellness Centre Windsor Avenue, Kingston YES NO

 

These sites add to the 14 Ministry of Health & Wellness-approved sites that do COVID-19 testing. See the list of these sites in the table below.

MOHW-APPROVED LABORATORIES/FACILITIES  LOCATION TYPE OF COVID-19 TEST
ANTIGEN PCR
MicroLabs Ltd. Kingston YES  

Samples collected and tested by CARIGEN

Mandeville YES
Montego Bay YES
Biomedical/Caledonia Kingston YES YES
Montego Bay YES YES
Winchester Surgical & Medical Institute Kingston YES NO
Bay West Hospital Montego Bay YES YES
Hospiten Montego Bay Montego Bay YES YES
Andrews Hospital Kingston YES  NO
Technological Solutions Ltd. Kingston YES YES
CARIGEN Kingston NO YES
MD LINK Kingston NO Approved for sample collection only. NOT APPROVED FOR TESTING
Aids Health Foundation (AHF) Kingston YES NO
Central Medical Laboratory Kingston YES NO
Fleet Diagnostic Laboratory Kingston YES NO
LRI Medical Laboratory Kingston YES YES
Oneness Health Centre St. James YES NO

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