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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Yes, we are listed on the NCDC’s network of accredited testing centres in Nigeria.
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.
The NCDC has published an eligibility criteria for testing. Please view here.
The safety of our workforce is of high priority to us. As such, we have invested in the best quality biosafety materials ranging from autoclaves which help to sterilise and decontaminate laboratory instruments and other materials, to Personal Protective Equipment such as masks, face shields, goggles, elbow length gloves, to name a few.
Our lab scientists have also been trained extensively on safety measures in the laboratory.
Please visit our careers page for a list of our current openings.