PCR tests and self-tests

PCR tests

With a prescription

If you have received a prescription from a medical professional, you can book an appointment with the following laboratories:

For children between the ages of 2 and 6 who have a prescription, the Medico-Social League, in collaboration with the National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire national de santé - LNS), offer PCR tests to detect COVID-19. Appointments can be made here.

For children under the age of 2, an appointment can be made at the Kannerklinik with a prescription via this link.

Without prescription

If you are not presenting COVID-19 symptoms and do not possess a medical prescription, laboratories offer COVID-19 tests at your own expense.

Free of charge tests

Some people are eligible for "COVID-19 PCR test vouchers":

  • children aged 6 to 11 inclusive. Vouchers are sent once by post and each child receives 5 vouchers.
  • any person suffering from health problems that do not allow them to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and who lives in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The persons concerned should send an email, together with a medical certificate, to the Health Directorate at the following address: covid19-pcr@ms.etat.lu.
  • vaccinated resident students who need a negative PCR test result in order to travel to their university abroad. Those concerned should contact the ACEL.

The vouchers can be used in one of the following laboratories:

These tests are free of charge for a limited period until 31.12.2021.

In case of symptoms

If you do present symptoms of COVID-19, contact a general practitioner for a prescription.

Self-tests

An antigen self-test is a test that you can perform yourself to detect a potential COVID-19 infection. No special training is required for this test. An antigen self-test checks for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins in a nasal swab and allows for a rapid detection of infection within 15 to 30 minutes.

It is recommended that the test used is officially recommended and recognised in Luxembourg. You can find the list of official tests by clicking here (Français, Pdf, 128 Kb).

Please refer to the package leaflet for the exact use of these tests.

When is it useful to perform an antigen self-test?

  • after a contact (with a COVID+ suspected person) where the protective measures were not observed
  • before contact where the protective measures are not observed

If you show symptoms of COVID-19 infection, consult your general practitioner so that he or she can prescribe a PCR test. 

If your antigen self-test is positive:

  • immediately put yourself in self-isolation
  • report your result on covidtracing.public.lu
  • inform your close contacts so they can start a self-quarantine

The Contact Tracing team will contact you ASAP.

It is also recommended to confirm your antigen self-test with a PCR test.

In schools

Students in Luxembourg's primary and secondary schools are regularly tested by rapid antigen tests. For more information, please visit the COVID-19 section on the website of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth

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