MultiMedica for Companies

Oropharyngeal swab

What are they?
The Swabs are molecular diagnostic tests that detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the mucus collected with an oro-pharyngeal swab, and are therefore able to ascertain the presence of the ongoing infection at the time of the test.

The test is practically non-invasive and is performed in a few seconds, however, in order to have a reliable result it is necessary that a precise protocol of sampling is followed, and that the test is performed by specialized personnel equipped with personal protective equipment.

Once extracted from the patient’s mouth, the stick is immersed in a gel, inserted into an ad hoc container and then sent to the authorized laboratory of the MultiMedica Group (the Polo Scientifico Tecnologico of Milan) that will determine the characteristics of the material taken.

Through appropriate molecular tests (Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction) the polymerase chain reaction is performed, developed on the basis of the genetic sequence of the Sars-cov-2 virus isolated by researchers, to identify its presence in the oropharynx.

  • Ospedale San Giuseppe – Via San Vittore, 12 – Milan – from Monday to Friday from 7.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
  • IRCCS MultiMedica – Via Milanese, 300 – Sesto san Giovanni (MI) – from Monday to Friday from 7,30 a.m. to 1,00 p.m.
  • Ospedale MultiMedica Castellanza – Viale Piemonte, 70 – Castellanza (VA) – from Monday to Friday from 7,30 a.m. to 11,00 a.m.
  • PST – Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico MultiMedica – Via Fantoli 16/15 – Milan – from Monday to Friday from 7,30 a.m. to 11,00 a.m.
  • Directly at the headquarters of the company

The price of the swab varies according to the number of employees of the company involved in the screening and the chosen method of use of the service: at the MultiMedica offices or directly at the company’s headquarters at the company.

For information on the prices of the services and of the diagnostic paths useful for the prevention, surveillance, contrast and containment of the diffusion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the working environments the Companies can contact:

WARNING – CONTACT DEDICATED ONLY TO COMPANIES, NO REQUESTS FROM PRIVATE USERS WILL BE PROCESSED.
AIECS Medical Center S.r.l.
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 17 pm
Mail to: gisella.arosio@multimedica.it

For information/booking of services and diagnostic paths useful for prevention, surveillance, contrast and containment of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the workplace, companies can contact:

WARNING – CONTACT DEDICATED ONLY TO COMPANIES, NO REQUESTS FROM PRIVATE USERS WILL BE PROCESSED.
AIECS Medical Center S.r.l.
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 17 pm
Mail to: gisella.arosio@multimedica.it

The test report is available within 48 working hours after the test was performed.
You can obtain the report in 2 ways:

  • personally by collecting the paper report at the referral collection point located at the entrance of the MultiMedica facility where the test was performed, or by a person other than the patient with a special proxy issued by the patient
  • personally by e-mail

 

No, there is no need for fasting and no need to stop taking medications.

If the result of the test is positive, it means that the patient – at the time of the swab – had an active SARS-CoV-2 infection. According to the regional regulations in force, in case of a positive result of the Swab:

  • the patient will be classified as a Covid “case”
  • the result of the swab will be communicated by MultiMedica to the ATS on a daily basis, according to the route and methods indicated by the Lombardy Region
  • the patient will be informed of the need for mandatory domiciliation, and fiduciary domiciliation for cohabitants and close contacts

In case of positive result, and in absence of symptoms, the patient will have to observe the mandatory quarantine of 14 days, vice versa in case of symptoms the quarantine is prolonged until their disappearance. After this period, the patient will be able to ask for another swab: when the patient will register two negative swabs performed 24 hours apart, then he/she will be declared cured. In case of positive result it is advisable to contact your doctor who will formalize the compulsory isolation and request the double swab that certifies the healing.