I was unlucky enough to get COVID during my time in Medellín, but the symptoms were so mild that I requested an at-home test, or servicio a domicilio, to make sure it wasn’t allergies or the common cold. I took the test through Centrolab, and was very satisfied.
I contacted them through WhatsApp and was able to request the test through an automated system after which a live agent arranged and confirmed the test. I made the request in the morning, and the lab tech arrived at my Airbnb a few hours later. I received the unfortunately positive test result overnight.
Centrolab has several locations around Medellin, each of whose hours differ. See their website for details so that you can book a convenient appointment.
Centrolab offers a couple of different services at pretty affordable prices. I’ve laid out the details in the table below.
Although Clínica Las Américas wasn’t my go-to for COVID testing, it’s still another great lab in Medellin. They have pretty regular opening hours, which makes them convenient for anyone who needs a test fast.
This institute has locations all around the city, which means that regardless of whether you’re staying in Laureles or Poblado, you should be able to get a COVID test.
Still, I’ll be honest. I found this location handy because they have a location in Laureles. If you’re staying in Casacol’s Factory Lofts (or another one of their Laureles properties), then this is a good testing site.
You should know that this lab isn’t the cheapest. However, they do a great job with their testing and provide fast results which makes them worth it.
Prices and Services
This clinic accepts credit card payments, which is great if, like me, you don’t tend to carry cash. Here are all the services they offer and how much each one costs.