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  With Nigeria now in the second wave of coronavirus infections, it is imperative for Nigerians to stay health-conscious and comply with preventive measures recommended by the WHO. It is also important to undergo COVID-19 once you feel the symptoms of the disease. Here are 5 public laboratories in Lagos approved by the Ministry of Health for COVID-19 testing.
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Lagos State Biobank

Launched in 2018 at the Mainland Hospital in Yaba, the Lagos State Biobank serves as a repository for all high-concentration pathogens in the State and is designed to prevent, detect, and respond to disease outbreaks in Nigeria and West Africa. To book a COVID test at the biobank, you can contact them using the following information
  • 081 04362132
  • 09075804259
  • 08146513497

Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)

Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), located on 1-5 Akinjobi Road, G.R.A is home to one of the public laboratories where COVID-19 testing is conducted in Lagos. To book a COVID test with the hospital, you can contact them using the below information: Phone & Fax – 09091481562. 0805769802 Enquiries:
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NCDC Central Public Health Laboratory 

The Central Public Health Lab by NCDC is a campus of the National Reference Laboratory and a WHO-designated reference lab for the diagnosis of a range of diseases including COVID-19. It is part of a network of NCDC laboratories that are spread across regions of the country. To book a COVID test with the NCDC Central Public Health Laboratory, you can call 0800 970000 10 or send an email to

Nigerian Institute Of Medical Research

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) is one of Nigeria’s leading institutes for research. It is tasked with the responsibility of conducting medical research to improve healthcare in Nigeria. The NIMR can be located at 6, Edmund Crescent off Murtala Mohammed Way, P.M.B 2013 Yaba, Lagos.

Centre For Human And Zoonotic Virology

The Centre for Human and Zoonotic Virology was the centre to diagnose the first case of COVID-19 in Nigeria. It is one of the public laboratories recommended by the Lagos State Ministry of Health for COVID testing. To book a COVID test, you can contact the centre by sending an email to Featured Image Source: AppsAfrica
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This article was first published on 2nd February 2021


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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