Directory: The locations of COVID-19 test centres in Nigeria.

After recording the first case of COVID-19 on February 27, The Federal Ministry of Health activated a general Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) led by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This was in order to respond to and manage all cases of the disease in the country.

To ensure that Nigerians have prompt access to COVID-19 testing, the NCDC opened COVID-19 test centres in strategic locations across the country. Currently, there are 15 approved COVID-19 test centres in the NCDC molecular laboratory network.

They include;

NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja FCT
Address: Gaduwa, Abuja

Defence Reference Laboratory, Abuja FCT
Address: Mogadishu Barracks, Karu Road, Abuja

Virology Laboratory of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos State
Address: Ishaga Rd, Idi-Araba, Lagos

Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory, Lagos State
Address: 1 Mainland Hospital Road, Yaba, Lagos.

Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo state
Address: KM 87 Benin Auchi Rd, Irrua

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Lagos State
Address: Medical Compound, 6 Edmund Crescent, Yaba, Lagos

Virology Laboratory of University College Hospital, Oyo State
Address: Layi Ayanniyi Street, Ibadan

Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA), Ebonyi State
Address: FMC Road, Abakiliki

African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Osun State
Address: Ede, Osun State

National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau State
Address: P.M.B 01 Vom, Plateau State

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano State
Address: Zaria Road, Ungwa Uku, Kano

DNA Laboratory, Kaduna State
Address: Q5 Danja Road, Off Katuru Road, Unguwar Sarki, Kaduna State Nigeria

University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State
Address: Bama Road, Maiduguri

Centre for Advanced Medical Research and Training (CARMET), Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
Address: Garba Nadama Road, Sokoto

Africa Centre of Excellence for Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology, ABU Zaria, Kaduna State
Address: Sokoto Road, Zaria

The State Ministry of Health across all 36 states in Nigeria through the support of NCDC are tasked with the responsibility of arranging for sample collection and transportation to these laboratories where the test is conducted and returned for further action.

The NCDC advises anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms like cold, fever, and breathing difficulty, to reach out to them on 0800 970000 10 (Toll-Free Call Centre) or email info@ncdc.gov.ng (Email), or engage @NCDCgov on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. (Telegram)

Currently, Nigeria has a total of 2,170 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which includes 351 recoveries and 68 deaths. About 15,759 tests have been conducted so far.

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