This is a list of COVID-19 testing centres in Nairobi. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that can be spread from person to person through contact with contaminated surfaces/objects or contact with droplets produced by a person who is coughing or sneezing.
The first case of COVID-19 in Kenya was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 12th March 2020. The cases have so far risen to over 90,000. The diseases can highly be prevented by observing health protocols such as maintaining a social distance of at least 2 metres, washing of hands with soap and water, and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Here is a list of COVID-19 testing centres in Nairobi.
1. The Nairobi West Hospital
The hospital offers COVID-19 testing services at a cost of KES 7,700. Reports of the tests are sent on email within 24 hours.
Contacts: 0730 600 701, 0755 952 433
2. M.P Shah Hospital
Location: Shivachi Road, Parklands Area
Contact: +254 20 4291 100
3. Lancet Laboratories
COVID-19 tests are conducted at Lancet main laboratory located along Ngong Road, opposite Nairobi Club. The tests cost Ksh 8,249.
Contacts: 0703 061 000, 0729 111 110
4. Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital
The hospital is an approved COVID-19 testing site by the Ministry of Health. Testing is done across all the hospital’s centres in Nairobi.
Contacts: 020 720 6000, 0731 344 044
5. The Nairobi Hospital
Nairobi Hospital performs COVID-19 tests with a 24-hour test result turnaround. The cost of the test is between Ksh 8,000 to 10,000
Contact: 020 284 5000
6. Aga Khan University Hospital
The hospital performs COVID-19 tests at a cost of Kshs. 8500. The turn around time for the results is 24-36 hours.
Location: 3rd Parklands Avenue
Contact: 0711 092 000
7. Amref Central Laboratory
Tests are conducted from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
Contact: 0206 994 609
8. PathCare Kenya
Location: Regal Plaza, 6th Parklands Avenue
Contacts: 0722 203 074, 0733 333 552
9. Karen Hospital
COVID-19 tests are conducted at the main hospital located in Karen.
Contacts: 0726 222 001, 0736 222 001, 020 661 3222
10. Medanta Africare
Medanta Africare offers the most efficient and effective COVID-19 home sample collection and testing, with results turn around within 24 hours.
Location: Golden Plaza, Waiyaki Way
Contact: 0777 109 700, 0732 109 100
- KEMRI, CDC Nairobi Laboratory
- KEMRI National Influenza Centre
- National Public Health Laboratories
- Kenyatta National Hospital
- IOM Gigiri
- Kenyatta University
- Meditest Nairobi