When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Namibia’s capacity to analyse Covid-19 specimens had to be expanded.
One of the rooms in Namib Laboratories was converted into a fully functional PCR laboratory to assist the Ministry of Health and Social Services with testing.
This facility is now adapted to analyse approximately 380 samples per day with a 24-hour turnaround time for results.
“Part of the reason for the addition to Namib Laboratories is to ensure that the Covid-19 risk to staff, business and sister companies is well managed. This has now also changed due to the high demand to assist travellers that need PCR tests to leave the country,” said the company in a recent statement.
The lab now also offers visitors of all ages the convenience of a drive-through Covid-19 PCR testing facility without having to leave the car in Windhoek at Wanderers Sports Club and now also in Swakopmund at SFC Sports Club.
Namib Laboratories is a subsidiary of Feedmaster that was established in 2018 to conduct all microbiological, serological, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) related diagnostic tests for the Namib Mills group of companies.
The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and well-trained staff members.
The necessary forms are available online and should be completed and downloaded from the Feedmaster website.