FAQs on our COVID-19 response

Our COVID-19 Response

At 54gene, we’re working hard and fast to support the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control's (NCDC) goals to ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity across Nigeria.

In line with this, we raised the Nigeria COVID-19 fund to purchase vital testing equipment for public laboratories across Nigeria to support the ongoing efforts of the NCDC. We subsequently received approval to join the accredited network of COVID-19 testing centres and launched the country’s first COVID-19 mobile laboratory for increased access to various states in Nigeria.

Currently, we are set up to offer COVID-19 testing services in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Abuja and Ekiti states.

Please visit our frequently asked questions section below to find answers to some of your questions. We will continue to update our FAQ document as the pandemic evolves.

If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please contact us via email on: hello@54gene.com

  1. How can I get tested?
  2. Remain in self isolation and immediately place a call to your state hotline or the NCDC toll free line:0800 970 00010. You may also send an SMS to: 0809 955 5577 or WhatsApp: 0708 711 0839. The state Ministry of Health supported by the NCDC will arrange for transportation to the laboratory for testing. For more information on this, please visit this link. At this time, 54gene is only supporting tests from the NCDC.

  3. Have you been accredited by the relevant authorities to offer testing services?
  4. Yes, we are listed on the NCDC’s network of accredited testing centres in Nigeria.

  5. Will your COVID-19 tests be free?
  6. Currently, all COVID-19 testing across the country is coordinated by the government. We are currently only testing samples provided to us by the government to help expand their testing capacity.

  7. Can anybody get tested?
  8. The NCDC has published an eligibility criteria for testing. Please view here.

For more information and clear guidelines on COVID-19 related matters, please visit the NCDC website for more details.


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