Saliva-based COVID PCR Test

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Easy and user friendly saliva-based COVID PCR Test from home, also suitable for children

results within 24-48 hours online

official BAG/EU travel certificate included, directly delivered to the COVID Cert app

Our saliva-based COVID PCR Test is designed for taking your sample at home by simply sucking on the test-swab for 30 seconds. No need to insert a swab into your nose. This type of test has been specifically designed with children in mind, but also makes COVID testing a much more pleasant experience for adults.

After taking your sample, you return it to our lab partner, Synlab, by dropping off the included Retourbox in any Swiss Post mailbox before it is emptied that day. You will receive your results and your COVID certificate online the next day.

 

Who should get tested

People living in Central Europe

Anyone living in Central European countries like Switzerland has a high risk of Vitamin D deficiency because we don´t get enough sun. No joke: Vitamin D can only be produced with a UV Index of 3 or higher and we only get that for 6 to 7 months a year.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women

During pregnancy, the body requires more Vitamin D than normal. Get tested to make sure that you have not developed a deficiency, especially if you are breastfeeding. Breast milk only contains the optimal amount of Vitamin D if your body has enough of it.

Overweight people

Being overweight impacts your ability to synthesise Vitamin D. With a BMI of >30, your body is only half as effective at doing that as with a BMI <25. So if you have issues with weight, get tested to make sure that you have not developed a deficiency.

People older than

Aging significantly reduces your ability to produce Vitamin D. Compared to younger adults, you will produce 50-70 percent less of it. Getting tested for a deficiency is especially important, because low Vitamin D levels poses a higher risk of bone fractures.

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COVID Immunity Management

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check if you developed protection based on previous infection or vaccination with COVID antibody test

samples are taken at home and evaluated by a Swiss lab

receive ongoing personalized immunity updates based on test results, health questionnaire & newest scientific findings

How it works

Step 1

Order your Vitamin D test online

  • if you order before 5:30pm, your test will arrive the next working day
  • if you order after 5:30pm it arrives on the 2nd working day
  • all tests arrive with Swiss Post

Step 2

Activate test and take your sample

  • activate your test online using the code in your test box and then take your sample
  • put the sample into the Retourbox and return it to our Swiss lab by dropping the box into any mailbox

Step 3

Get your test results online

  • log in to view your results online within 2-3 days
  • results tell you if you have a Vitamin D deficiency or if your are at risk of developing one and tell you what to do if that is the case

Step 4

Retest regularly and treat deficieny if necessary

  • get treatment if it turns out you have a Vitamin D deficiency
  • get re-tested after 2-3 months to monitor treatment results
  • routinely test once a year to avoid a recurring deficiency

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Iron Tracking

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  • ✔️checks current iron levels to identify deficiency or risk of deficiency
  • ✔️especially relevant for women, vegans & vegetarians because of high deficiency risk

Iron Tracking

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  • ✔️checks current iron levels to identify deficiency or risk of deficiency
  • ✔️especially relevant for women, vegans & vegetarians because of high deficiency risk

Iron Tracking

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  • ✔️checks current iron levels to identify deficiency or risk of deficiency
  • ✔️especially relevant for women, vegans & vegetarians because of high deficiency risk

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Current Vitamin B12 status

Aging significantly reduces your ability to produce Vitamin D. Compared to younger adults, you will produce 50-70 percent less of it. Getting tested for a deficiency is especially important, because low Vitamin D levels poses a higher risk of bone fractures.

Treatment recommendations

Aging significantly reduces your ability to produce Vitamin D. Compared to younger adults, you will produce 50-70 percent less of it. Getting tested for a deficiency is especially important, because low Vitamin D levels poses a higher risk of bone fractures.

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Current Vitamin B12 status

Aging significantly reduces your ability to produce Vitamin D. Compared to younger adults, you will produce 50-70 percent less of it. Getting tested for a deficiency is especially important, because low Vitamin D levels poses a higher risk of bone fractures.

Treatment recommendations

Aging significantly reduces your ability to produce Vitamin D. Compared to younger adults, you will produce 50-70 percent less of it. Getting tested for a deficiency is especially important, because low Vitamin D levels poses a higher risk of bone fractures.

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Treatment recommendations

Aging significantly reduces your ability to produce Vitamin D. Compared to younger adults, you will produce 50-70 percent less of it. Getting tested for a deficiency is especially important, because low Vitamin D levels poses a higher risk of bone fractures.

Aging significantly reduces your ability to produce Vitamin D. Compared to younger adults, you will produce 50-70 percent less of it. Getting tested for a deficiency is especially important, because low Vitamin D levels poses a higher risk of bone fractures.

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What does vitamin D do in my body?

Vitamin D has multiple functions in your body. It is is not only essential for keeping your bones strong and healthy, but also plays a role in regulating muscle contractions and keeping your immune system working well.

Where is vitamin D found?

    • About 80% of Vitamin D is produced by your body and 20% is taken in through your food.
    • Your body creates Vitamin D in two steps: first, it creates so called ProVitamin D3 from cholesterol in your liver. Then it converts the ProVitamin D3 into Vitamin D using UV light - aka sunshine. The upshot: no sunlight, no Vitamin D for you. That is why people living in regions such as Switzerland with little sunshine during the winter months are at a high risk of Vitamin D deficiency.
    • Foods that contain Vitamin D are for example some types of fish like hering, Lebertran (ugh) and mushrooms which have been exposed to sunlight.

What are symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency?

  • Common symptoms of vitamin D deficiency range from always being tired and feeling low or depressed to issues with the structural integrity of your bones, being susceptible to infectious diseases - noone wants that in the middle of a pandemic! - or even having problems with fertility.

What causes vitamin D deficiency?

The major cause of Vitamin D deficiency is not getting enough sun: Our body needs UV light from sun rays to produce Vitamin D. If we don´t get enough of that light, no Vitamin D for you. In Central Europe, we bascially never get enough sun during the winter, because from October to March, the local UV-Index is too low for our body to be abel to use it to synthesise Vitamin D. If you on top of that spend a lot of your time indoors or only go out with sun protection like clothes, hats and sun screen, you have an even higher risk of getting a Vitamin D deficiency.

How can you treat vitamin D deficiency?

The natural way to treat your Vitamin D deficiency, is to get more sun exposure to your body can create enough Vitamin D (you remember, no sunshine, no Vitamin D production). The best way to do that, is to spend 15-20 minutes in direct sunlight 2-3 times per week without covering your head and ideally your upper body and without sun screen. Emphasis is on 15-20 minutes (!) - otherwise you are at risk of sunburn, skin cancer and all those not so nice things.
 
Beyond that, you can also take Vitamin D supplements to replenish your Vitamin D levels. Most commonly, that is done with drops.

How can you prevent vitamin D deficiency?

Most important thing about Vitamin D: your body cannot produce it if you do not get enough sunlight. So the best way to avoid Vitamin D deficiency, is to make sure, that you get enough sun exposure.
 
During the summer, recommendation is to spend 15-20 minutes in direct sunlight 2-3 times per week without covering your head and ideally your upper body and without sun screen. Emphasis is on 15-20 minutes (!) - otherwise you are at risk of sunburn, skin cancer and all those not so nice things.
 
However, in Central European countries like Switzerland, the from about October to March, the sun is not strong enough for your body to be able to use it to produce Vitamin D. So during winter, it might be necessary to take Vitamin D supplements. We recommend to get tested in the fall to check if your Vitamin D levels are already low and incorporate supplements into your routine if that is the case.

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Treatment options for vitamin D deficiency

Get more sunshine!

Your body can only produce Vitamin D if you get enough sun light. The ideal way to do that is to hang out in the sun without having your head and your upper body covered and without wearing sun screen.

Important: only do that for about 20 minutes at a time to avoid sunburn, heat stroke and any other unwanted side effects of too much direct sun exposure.

Vitamin D supplements

If you have a Vitamin D deficiency, the easiest and fastest way to treat it is to take Vitamin D supplements. Most commonly, those are Vitamin D drops.
 
Good to know: Especially in areas with little sunlight during the winter, it makes sense to routinely take supplements during that time to avoid deficiency.

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Aging significantly reduces your ability to produce Vitamin D. Compared to younger adults, you will produce 50-70 percent less of it. Getting tested for a deficiency is especially important, because low Vitamin D levels poses a higher risk of bone fractures.

Aging significantly reduces your ability to produce Vitamin D. Compared to younger adults, you will produce 50-70 percent less of it. Getting tested for a deficiency is especially important, because low Vitamin D levels poses a higher risk of bone fractures.

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Your body can only produce Vitamin D if you get enough sun light. The ideal way to do that is to hang out in the sun without having your head and your upper body covered and without wearing sun screen.

Important: only do that for about 20 minutes at a time to avoid sunburn, heat stroke and any other unwanted side effects of too much direct sun exposure.

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Order your test

If you order your test before 5:30 pm, it wil arrive the next working day with Swiss Post

Take your sample from home

With our test kits you can easily take a blood, urine or swab sample yourself. Never done this before? No worries, step by step instructions are included in your test kit.

Send your sample to the lab

Drop your sample off in any Swiss Post mailbox with the included Retourbox

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Access your results online within 2-3 days. Guaranteed without medical jargon & clear instructions on what to do.

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Select your medication

We offer the most common treatments for things like contraception, skin conditions or hayfever.

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This will be used by the doctor to verify that there are no health risks for you even you take the respective treatment.

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After the doctor has approvedy our request, we deliver your medication within 2-3 business days

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