COVID-19 affect people differently, with illnesses ranging from mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
People can get tested for the virus at South Africa public sector for free, while private labs will charge a fee for testing. Private testing cost varies from each other.
How much does the test cost?
Public sector testing is free of charge while Private laboratories such as Lancet, Ampath and Pathcare can also test for SARS-CoV-2. Enquiry should be with the respective laboratory for their costing of the test. If going via a private lab, it is advisable to check with your medical aid to ascertain if they will cover the costs for the test.