Who will be tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Everyone with at least one of the symptoms of covid-19 should be tested. The most common symptoms are fever, cough, breathing difficulties and loss of taste or sense of smell.
You shall also be tested if you have had any contact with a person with confirmed covid-19 disease. This applies even when you are not living together, or have similar close contact.
The test is free of charge.
How can you get tested?
Please call your GP (registered doctor) if you or your child should be tested. If you are experiencing any symptoms and your GP is not available, you can call the Corona hotline.
- Hotline number: 21 80 21 82
- Opening hours:
- Workdays 8:30 am - 16:30 pm (08:30-16:30)
- Saturdays 9 am - 16 pm (09:00-16:00)
- Sundays 10 am - 12 pm (10:00-12:00)
If you, for some reason, are in need of a confirmation that you do not have the Corona virus even when you are not experiencing any symptoms, there are private clinics offering this service.
If you are working in the health service and have close contact with patients, your employer is responsible for administering the testing.
When and where to attend the clinic?
The referral will instruct you as to where and when to attend the clinic. The test will be performed at one of Oslo local authority’s outpatient clinics for people with a fever, or at the test station at Aker hospital.
It is not possible to contact the outpatient clinics or the test station at Aker hospital directly.
How are the tests conducted?
The test is a nose-and-throat test. We are testing only for the coronavirus. We are not doing antibody tests.
Are you waiting for an answer to your test?
Test results will be available at the website helsenorge.no, including results from any tests taken by your children under the age of 16.
The test results are normally available within two days after taking the test. You will not be notified when the results are published, you have to check this yourself.
If you have symptoms, stay home until the test results are known.
If you are unable to log into helsenorge.no, please contact your GP for test results.
If you don’t have a GP in Norway, the result will be available at the Oslo Corona hotline after 1-2 days: +47 21802182.
Should your test results indicate that you have a coronavirus infection, health services will contact you.