That’s how it works
You drive onto our parking lot, we take a swab and 30 minutes later you will receive your test result via email.
Instead of waiting for an appointment and sitting in a waiting room with other potentially ill people, you can simply drive up to us in your car, have a swab taken through the car window and leave straight away.
You will usually receive the Covid test result conveniently via email within 30 minutes.
- Covid-19 antigen rapid test
- Fast and reliable results (in just 30 minutes)
- Simple, time-saving application
- High sensitivity: 96.30 %
- High specificity: 99,06 %
- Precision: 98,50 %
- The quick antigen test is an important part of the national test strategy
- Rapid antigen tests relieve laboratory capacities
Our Corona rapid test center in Berlin Lichtenberg
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Our Corona quick test drive-in
(For reasons of hygiene, we ask that you book in advance.)
Please choose a free date, register and pay in advance via our booking system. Payment is made by credit card.
This is how a Corona rapid test works with us:
- Present your booking number to us at the first test station.
- You drive or walk to the second station.
- Our medical staff will take the swab there. If you come by car, you can even stay seated.
- Done. You can leave the premises again.
- About 30 minutes later you will receive the result of your corona test by email.
Frequently asked questions
What is a rapid antigen test and when is it useful?
The rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 detects an acute corona disease within a maximum of 30 minutes. In the event of illness, this enables immediate treatment and thus increases the chances of a weaker course of the disease. In addition, people who tested positive can isolate themselves directly and thus protect their fellow human beings. By using rapid antigen tests, the scarce PCR test resources are spared and the health system is not burdened.
A rapid antigen test protects those around you. It should always be used when there is a suspected case, or there has been contact with someone infected with corona.
The rapid antigen test can also only serve as a safeguard, for example if you want to visit a person from a risk group or simply your relatives and want to be sure not to endanger them in times of Corona.
What is the accuracy of a rapid antigen test?
Rapid antigen tests, which are listed by the BfArM in Germany, usually speak of an accuracy of between 95-99 percent. According to the manufacturer, the rapid antigen test we use has a precision of 98.50%.
One thing must be clear: a negative test result with a rapid antigen test does not mean that you are not or have not been infected. However, it means that there is a high probability that you will not infect anyone on this day - because the test is more accurate when you are particularly infectious.
What is the advantage of rapid antigen tests?
A big advantage of the antigen test is that it only takes about 15 minutes between taking the sample and the result. This is why rapid antigen tests can help to find infected people earlier. The reason: from studies you know that you have the highest viral load before you even notice anything about the disease. It is precisely during that time, that you can easily infect other people - even if you feel healthy.
The rapid antigen test is an important part of the national test strategy, as the use of rapid antigen tests conserves the scarce PCR test resources and does not burden the health system.
How does the rapid antigen test work?
In contrast to PCR tests, rapid tests do not detect genetic material, but virus proteins. In a rapid test, a sample is taken from the nasopharynx. The sample material is then placed in a liquid to dissolve the proteins. Then a few drops are filled into the test kit and the result is displayed after approx. 15 minutes.
Which test do we use?
We carry out the test with the rapid antigen test from A. Menarini Diagnostics Germany, Berlin. This preparation is approved by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices and delivers good results (high sensitivity: 96.30%, high specificity: 99.06% and high precision: 98.50%).
Can I enter other countries with a rapid antigen test?
This depends a lot on the country you plan to travel to. Some countries, such as Italy or Spain, accept a negative result of an rapid antigen test for entry into the country. Further information on the entry requirements of the respective travel destination can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender
Does a rapid antigen test shorten the quarantine period?
For those returning from international travel or high risk territories, a quarantine reduction from 10 to only 5 days applies if the person concerned takes a test on the fifth day after arrival and it turns out negative.
It's a little more complicated when quarantining contacts. The quarantine regulations of the different locations and areas are decisive here.
In Lichtenberg, for example, the home quarantine can be shortened from 14 to 10 days if a negative antigen rapid test is obtained.
In the quarantine regulation of Tempelhof-Schöneberg, for example, it says: "In the case of suspected persons, isolation ends when a negative test result is available."
You can find all information for Berlin here: https://www.berlin.de/corona/massnahmen/quarantaene/
What is the difference between a standard test and a personalized test?
In the case of the personalized test, in contrast to the standard test, our team checks your personal data on site by checking an official identity card or passport. Within 24 hours you will receive a PDF with the personalized test result, in which we confirm that you have actually been tested.
How to find our rapid test centre in Berlin Lichtenberg
You can find us on the grounds of the Wellenwerk - Berlin's first indoor surfing facility - right next to the Berliner Wasserbetriebe at Landsberger Allee 270, 10367 Berlin.
The entrance is in the direction of travel out of town approx. 150 meters before the street "Am Wasserwerk" on the right-hand side. Please note that old navigation systems may not have saved this new address yet. The easiest way to find us is with Google Maps if you enter Wellenwerk Berlin as your destination. Parking is available on the premises and we are also located in the SHARE NOW business area (formerly DriveNow & Car2Go). The parking spaces for Share Now are just behind the driveway on the left.
The best way to get to us by public transport is the M6 tram, Genslerstraße station, which is served from Alexanderplatz or S-Bahn station Landsberger Allee