Test yourself for COVID-19 directly at Zurich Airport

ender diagnostics COVID-19 test kits for a quick, easy and comfortable self sampling experience

ender diagnostics, in partnership with Checkport, a subsidiary of Swissport, and SWISS Analysis, have launched a new PCR-based COVID-19 test center at Zurich Airport.

The ender diagnostics COVID-19 tests are reliable and fast, allowing for individual saliva collection done by each person directly at the airport. The samples are delivered to our partnered lab and analyzed within 5 hours from sample pick-up.

Samples are picked-up 4 times a day, please check the sample pick-up timetable below.

Our patented technology allows for an isothermal amplification PCR in 30 minutes without need for RNA extraction for saliva specimens.

If you have any questions regarding your result check our Q&A section below.

Opening hours of the test center

Daily 06.00 - 20.00
No registration needed

Price of test: 195 CHF

ONLY by Credit Card
except Postcard and American Express

Plan your test in time for your trip!

Timetable for the pick-up of samples

DE

Zeitfenster für die Abholung der Proben

Damit Sie Ihre Probenentnahme entsprechend Ihrem Reiseplan
planen können, beachten Sie bitte den folgenden Zeitplan. Darin sind die Zeiten für die Probenabholung und die voraussichtliche Zeit bis zum Erhalt Ihres COVID-19Testergebnisses per E-Mail angegeben.

Probenabgabe
(täglich)
Abholung Proben
(4 mal pro Tag)
Erhalt
Testergebnis
06:00 – 06:55
07:00
12:00
07:00 – 08:55
09:00
14:00
09:00 – 11:55
12:00
17:00
12:00 – 16:55
17:00
22:00
17:00 – 20:00
Am Folgetag um 07:00
Am Folgetag um 12:00

Für Proben, die nach 17 Uhr abgegeben werden, wird das COVID-19 Testergebnis am Folgetag um 12 Uhr bereitgestellt.

Hinweis: Die Proben werden 4 mal täglich abgeholt und ins Labor transportiert. Sie erhalten Ihr Ergebnis innerhalb von 5h, nachdem Ihre Probe vom Transport abgeholt wurde.

Wenn Sie z.B. um 10 Uhr im Testcenter ankommen und Ihre Probe um 10:15 Uhr abgeben, dann erfolgt die Abholung Ihrer Probe um 12 Uhr. Sie erhalten Ihr Testergebnis bis 17 Uhr per E-Mail.

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Time slots for sample pick-up

In order for you to plan your sample collection in accordance with your travel schedule, please note the following timetable.

It details the times of sample pick-ups and the expected time it will take to receive your COVID-19 test result by email.

Sample giving
(daily)
Sample transport
(4 times a day)
Expected
Result
06:00 – 06:55
07:00
12:00
07:00 – 08:55
09:00
14:00
09:00 – 11:55
12:00
17:00
12:00 – 16:55
17:00
22:00
17:00 – 20:00
The next day at 07:00
The next day at 12:00

The COVID-19 test result for samples that are handed in after 5 pm will be communicated the next day at 12 pm.

Notice: Samples are picked-up and transported to the lab 4 times a day. You will get your result within 5h after your sample has been picked-up by the transport.

E.g. If you arrive at the test center at 10 am, and you give your sample at 10:15, then the pick-up of your sample will take place at 12 pm. You will receive your test result by email until 5 pm.

Please check beforehand if your destination and transition destination accept our PCR result.

For more information about the different COVID-19 test regulations in different countries please check:

What you need to know

Instructions and precautions

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Vorsichtsmaßnahmen bei der Probenahme

Für 30 Minuten vor der Probenahme NICHT essen, trinken, rauchen oder Kaugummi kauen.

NICHT die Kunststofffolie vom Trichterdeckel entfernen.

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Benutzeranleitung

Vor der Probenahme alle Anweisungen lesen.

Warnhinweise und Vorsichtsmaßnahmen

Mit den Augen oder der Haut in Kontakt gekommene Stabilisierungsflüssigkeit mit Wasser abwaschen. NICHT verschlucken. Kleine Kappe, Erstickungsgefahr.

VERFAHREN

Bei den meisten Personen dauert die Abgabe der Probe nach Schritt 1 bis 5 zwischen 2 und 5 Minuten.

Solange in den Trichter spucken, bis die Menge der Flüssigkeit (ohne Luftbläschen) die in Bild 1 gezeigte Fülllinie (Fill Line) erreicht.
1
Das Röhrchen mit einer Hand aufrecht halten. Mit der anderen Hand den Deckel fest angedrückt wird, bis ein lautes Klicken zu hören ist. Die Flüssigkeit im Deckel wird in das Röhrchen freigegeben und vermischt sich mit der Probe. Sicherstellen, dass der Deckel fest verschlossen ist.
2
Das Röhrchen aufrecht halten. Den Trichter vom Röhrchen abschrauben.
3
Das Röhrchen mit der kleinen Kappe fest verschließen.
4
Das verschlossene Röhrchen 5 Sekunden lang schütteln. Den Trichter wegwerfen oder recyceln.
5

Die entnommene Probe ist potenziell infektiös und muss unter Anwendung geeigneter biologischer Sicherheitspraktiken gehandhabt werden.

SOURCE: OMNIgene ORAL OM-505 Instructions, by DNA Genotek

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Collection precautions

Do NOT eat, drink, smoke or chew gum for 30 minutes before giving your sample.

Do NOT remove the plastic film from the funnel lid.

EN

User instructions

Read all instructions prior to collection.

Warning and precautions:

Wash with water if stabilizing liquid comes in contact with eyes or skin. Do NOT ingest. Small cap, choking hazard.

PROCEDURE

Most people take between 2 and 5 minutes to deliver a sample following steps 1 to 5.

Spit into funnel until the amount of liquid (not bubbles) reaches the fill line shown in picture #1.
1
Hold the tube upright with one hand. Close the funnel lid with the other hand (as shown) by firmly pushing the lid until you hear a loud click. The liquid in the lid will be released into the tube to mix with the sample. Make sure that the lid is closed tightly.
2
Hold the tube upright. Unscrew the funnel from the tube.
3
Use the small cap to close the tube tightly.
4
Shake the capped tube for 5 seconds. Discard or recycle the funnel.
5

Collected specimen is potentially infectious and should be handled with appropriate biosafety practices.

SOURCE: OMNIgene ORAL OM-505 Instructions, by DNA Genotek

Frequest Asked Questions

It is a PCR test with saliva self sample collection.

Sensitivity: 95.7%

Specificity: 100%

You will receive an email with an encrypted file. Your password is on the label you received after you have given your sample. Insert the password and download your pdf test result.

Samples are picked-up 4 times a day and transported to our partner lab. You will get your result within 5h after your sample has been picked-up.

E.g. If you arrive at the test center at 10 am, and you give your sample at 10:15, then the pick-up of your sample will take place at 12 pm. You will receive your test result by email until 5 pm.

First please check the timetable of sample pick-up to see if your result is actually delayed or not.

Then check your spam folder.

If you haven’t received your email please visit the Test Center Counter.

No, just show up in time for your planned trip.

The test center is open daily from 6 am to 8 pm. 

It is better to come early in the morning, but you should be present at the test center at least 1 h before our last pick-up transport at 5 pm. Note that there might be a queuing line, so please plan accordingly.

If your test is declared invalid you have to come and take a new test for which you must pay again. The invalidity of the test results from an improper sample collection: not enough saliva liquid provided, spill of tube contents, spill of buffer, incorrect closing of cap. 

Please read carefully the Collection Instructions and Precautions.

Usually not, however small children and babies make self saliva collection very difficult to execute. Your child must be able to offer sufficient saliva in order for the sample to be valid.

The report is in English.

Yes, you cannot register for the test without a valid ID or Passport (no other documents are allowed as identification e.g. Drivers License). Your ID or Passport number is written on the test result document.

Download and fill in the Terms & Conditions

If you want to fill in the Terms & Conditions in advance and save some time at the test center, download, fill in and print them beforehand.

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