Grupo Barceló and Eurofins Megalab, a leading company in clinical analysis, have signed an agreement so that the clients of this renowned hotel group can acquire self-collection through gargling PCR TESTS at the reception of its hotels in Spain. This is a simple test in which you rinse your mouth with a saline solution, which is then analysed in the laboratory.
With this agreement, both Eurofins Megalab and the Barceló Group seek to minimise the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic, because the tests to detect positives are the basis for controlling virus transmission and to progressively reduce contagion.
How is the sample taken?
To perform the test, you must rinse your mouth with the saline solution contained in the self-collection through gargling PCR TEST kit for 5 seconds. Afterwards, throw your head back and gargle for 5 seconds, being careful not to swallow the solution. Repeat this action two more times.
Then pour all the saline solution into the tube using the funnel and follow the instructions on the box.
This tube will be deposited at the hotel’s medical centre, from where it will be sent to the closest Eurofins Megalab for analysis. The results can then be checked through a link that the user will receive by email or by SMS with their identifier (ID or Passport) on the next day.
What happens if the test is positive?
If the result is positive, the person taking the test must notify the hotel reception so that the protocol established for each autonomous community by the competent health authorities can be activated.