COVID Fighters is an alliance of experts
We are an alliance of companies and experts with the mission to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
By providing ultra-fast, ultra-reliable tests we want to help people to improve their life qualities in these challenging times of crisis.
COVID Fighters is an initiative of
The curve is exponential
The virus spreads exponentially. What's required right now is a huge number of tests. COVID Fighters wants to provide exactly that. People should be able to live a relatively normal life even when being limited by governmental restrictions.
Currently, the only way of achieving this is by testing.
Death rate is also exponential
The total worldwide death rate is increasing exponentially every day. Early, extensive testing could save many lives – this is where the COVID Fighters initiative jumps in. Every single life matters and could be saved by providing
quick and exact test results.
1. Register for an appointment
Register for an appointment at the testing station close by your location. This can be done online via our time slot booking tool.
2. Get to the testing station
Get to the testing station at the date and time you registered for. You can either wait in your car with windows shut or get in a sterile 'testing container'.
3. Let trained assistants take your nose sample
Trained assistants will take your nose sample on-site in front of the testing container or frequent your car to do so.
Rapid local COVID-19 tests
COVID Fighters developed an advanced local COVID-19 testing system for fast and accurate detection of the coronavirus.
It takes no longer than 1 hour to get your valid, medically-proven test results.
4. Your sample gets processed
The assistants take your sample to a lab assistant who will process it and get it ready for the 'testing bus' to pick it up.
5. Wait for your result
Processing of your sample takes between 30 and 60 minutes. During this time you can either wait in your car or take a walk.
Always make sure you are isolated!
6. Now you know your result: Next steps
You receive your valid, medically-proven test result. If it is positive it gets reported to your local gov department and you will be quarantined for the common time. If negative you get a wrist band to prove you have been tested and
are not infectious.
Frequently Asked Questions
The nasopharyngeal sample that we take from you on site will be analysed on-site. We will check if the virus is in your organism by separating the RNA and processing it with a so-called qPCR device. Due to the high accuracy of our test it is possible to detect SARS-CoV-2 even if just 1,000 viruses are in your system - that means shortly after infection.
Your swab will be analyzed by our trained staff shortly after removal.
In normal operation, the result is available after 45 to 75 minutes, so you can wait on site. Depending on the volume, the waiting time can be slightly longer.
According to AGES, the specific test we use has an accuracy of 98%, making it one of the most accurate available COVID-19 tests on the market.
The evaluation of your result is up to the doctors and the local health authorities.
If the test result is negative, this result can be attested between one and four days.
We are currently in the test phase in individual municipalities in Austria. You will soon be able to see where your nearest testing facility is located here on our website.
At the moment, the test made available by ArtichokeMED COVID-19 is only available in Austria.
“Should I have myself tested for a SARS-CoV-2 infection?” many of us ask themselves looking at the increasing number of infections. If you want to know your status the answer is yes. The test can detect SARS-CoV-2 days before an outbreak of the COVID-19 disease at a very early stage. At this stage you are not yet infectious for other people.
The test is taken using a so-called nasopharyngeal smear, simply put – a smear from the nasopharynx with a type of cotton swab. The swab is then placed in a sample tube and analyzed by our team.
Our entire team is medically trained and will always try to make the smear as pleasant as possible - you can feel a slight pinch, but no pain. The nasopharyngeal smear is not harmful to your health!
Yes, the use of the test provided by us is safe for your health. The highest disinfection standards prevail on site at all times. Our team will only contact you in protective suits, including gloves and face masks. The swab for the smear is individually sterile packed.
Join the Team!
COVID Fighters is looking intensively for people in various fields. We need medical assistance as well as labor assistance and medical doctors. Apply now and be part of a truly groundbreaking initiative!