COVID-19 Swab Tests, Right Where You Are

Our trusted Care Pros are trained to conduct RT-PCR screenings, whether it be in your own home or at your office.

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COVID-19 Swab Test in Malaysia

There are various types of tests used to detect the presence of COVID-19 in Malaysia. The Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) is the most accurate method of diagnosing COVID-19. For more information on the COVID-19 swab test, read our article here.

It is compulsory for some individuals to undergo a COVID-19 PCR swab test, such as those working in healthcare, high-risk sectors, students attending university and overseas travellers. You can also order a swab test voluntarily to give you greater peace of mind.

Get a COVID-19 Swab Test When:

You have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and remain asymptomatic or have experienced symptoms such as a fever, cough, chills and respiratory problems.

You are travelling abroad for work/pleasure and require a pre-flight swab test before your departure.

You are continuing your studies at school/university, both locally or abroad and require COVID-19 testing.

You are returning home to Malaysia or arriving in Malaysia and require a swab test before the end of your 14-day quarantine.

What happens if my COVID-19 swab test result is positive?

Our team will text or call you to inform you of the positive result and we will update our partner clinic and MOH. You must also update your health status on the MySejahtera app if you have one and a digital Home Surveillance Order (HSO) will be provided.

Do monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms, and stay at home to avoid contact with other people.

  • If you are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic, you must remain in quarantine for 7 days.
  • If you are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated and symptomatic, you must remain in quarantine for 10 days.

This ensures you are doing your part to protect others from further infection, and to contain the spread. If you are showing serious symptoms, please contact your nearest District Health Office (PKD) immediately.

Isolate yourself, wear a mask and practise good hygiene. We also ask that you remain contactable at all times as the CAC Call Centre may require you to report to the nearest COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) for further clinical evaluation. You may also be contacted through MySejahtera. Anyone who has been in contact with you in the last few days should also do an RT-PCR test and are required to remain in quarantine. The quarantine period set by the Ministry of Health for close contact individuals differ based on your vaccination status:

Vaccination Status Quarantine Period
Fully vaccinated & booster completed 5 days
Fully vaccinated only 7 days
Unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated 10 days

At this time, government-funded quarantine centres are reserved for those with severe symptoms but you may also choose to quarantine at a private quarantine at your own discretion.

Do inform your loved ones and if necessary, make arrangements for your children or elderly parents. You may consider hiring a part-time caregiver for your loved ones for the duration that you are expected to be away.

If you require additional assistance, you may also contact the CAC at 03-7723 9299 (8.00 a.m.-9.00 p.m. daily) or the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) Hotline 03-7723 9300 (8.00 a.m.-12.00 a.m. daily).

At this time, government-funded quarantine centres are reserved for those with severe symptoms but you may also choose to quarantine at a private quarantine at your own discretion.

Do inform your loved ones and if necessary, make arrangements for your children or elderly parents. You may consider hiring a part-time caregiver for your loved ones for the duration that you are expected to be away.

If you require additional assistance, you may also contact the CAC at 03-7723 9299 (8.00 a.m.-9.00 p.m. daily) or the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) Hotline 03-7723 9300 (8.00 a.m.-12.00 a.m. daily).

Reasons to take your COVID-19 screening with Homage

Safety is Our Priority

All Care Pros assigned to screenings will not be assigned to provide care for families at home.

Hassle-Free Appointments

Minimize your risk to exposure by getting screenings right where you are, according to your time.

Care, The Homage Way

Our dedicated Care Advisors are here for you to ensure a seamless end-to-end screening for you and your loved ones.

The COVID-19 Swab Test Process

Your loved one deserves the best. Our trained local nurses and caregivers are here to deliver competent one-on-one screenings with peace of mind.

STEP 1: Schedule Your Appointment

Book the next available time with our Care Advisor or let us know if you have any inquiries or questions in mind regarding the screening. Call us at 016 299 2188, click on “Get A Free Consult” OR email us at [email protected]

STEP 2: Flexibility According To Your Time

Our certified Care Pros in full PPE suits will go to where you are to conduct the screening with strict SOPs in place.

STEP 3: Wait For Your Results

Your swab test will be sent to our partner lab and you will get your results within 24-48 hours via email or text.

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How it Works - Step 1

Speak to a Care Advisor

Call us at 016 299 2188 or request a callback from our friendly Care Advisory team. Learn more about our range of services and find out how Homage Care Professionals can help.

How it Works - Step 2

Make a Care Plan together

We will work with you to develop a personalised Care Plan based on your loved one’s health status, care requirements, and additional preferences.

How it Works - Step 3

Your personalised care begins

Together we will match you and your loved ones with an exceptional Care Professional. Stay up to date after every appointment with detailed reports on the Homage app.

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Top questions about COVID-19 Swab Test in Penang

Service FAQ

What are your coverage areas?

We currently conduct in-home or in-office COVID-19 screenings on Penang island, mainland and certain areas in Kedah (Kulim, Lunas, Sungai Petani and Padang Serai).

Are there any additional transportation charges?

Additional transport charges are applicable for homes in the areas below

  • Batu Ferringhi
  • Teluk Bahang
  • Balik Pulau
  • Teluk Kumbar
  • Kepala Batas
  • Tasek Gelugor
  • Nibong Tebal
  • Penaga
  • Kubang Semang
  • Simpang Ampat
  • Batu Kawan
  • Sungai Jawi
  • Parit Buntar
  • Kulim
  • Lunas
  • Sungai Petani
  • Padang Serai


How long does it take to get my test results?

Your results will be available to you within 24-48 hours (1-2 days).

Can I get my results within a shorter time frame e.g 12-24 hours?

We are able to furnish your results within 12 to 24 hours depending on a case-by-case basis including checking for close contact tracing and for those who will be undergoing surgery.

However, we would NOT be able to provide the results in time if you require your swab test results for these purposes:

  • Flight departures under 24 hours from swab testing appointment
  • Work-related matters for cross-city travelling/reporting back to the office

Who will be conducting the swab test?

All screenings are done by Homage Care Pros who have certification conducting test swabs prior to taking on the role.

What do corporate rates mean?

If you require a mass swab test for your office, factory, or building, we are able to quote you our corporate rates starting from a minimum of 4 pax per location.

I would like to get my kids tested. Do you have experienced swabbers for this?

All our Care Pros have experience swabbing children and it is done in a fuss-free and pleasant manner for them.

What do my results mean?

If you are negative of the virus, your results will state: “NOT DETECTED”.

If you are positive of the virus, your results will state: “DETECTED”. The CT value indicates the ‘amount of virus’ in your body and your risk of infecting others.

  • Low CT value (<40): infected, highly infectious
  • High CT value (30-40): infected, lower transmission risk

For more information on your results, read our article on CT Value here.

Can I claim tax relief for my COVID-19 swab test?

You can claim up to RM1,000 for COVID-19 tests for yourself, your spouse or your children. For more information, please visit the Inland Revenue Board here and our income tax relief article here.

I want to ask more questions!

For further questions please call 016 299 2188 or email [email protected].

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Help during the pandemic

The team has been sublime to work with albeit having to temporarily halt engaging them for care services due to the pandemic situation now in Malaysia. All teething issues in the initial phase of engagement were swiftly addressed and satisfactorily so. Special shoutout to Shirley from Homage who has been responding promptly to all my queries and requests (and went far and beyond my expectations with her actions in all counts).

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Highly recommended care when I'm away

My father had a fall recently and sustained a hip fracture. Living overseas and not being able to travel back home to assist with recovery was very worrying. A friend recommended Homage to help with his nursing care. They are prompt in replying to messages. The care provided was excellent and highly professional. We have been very pleased with the service. There are times when we had to change the appointment time and they obliged and looked into our needs.

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Positive experience

Our experience has been very positive. So far, we have used their Care Pros perhaps 10 times (for checking in on mum) and she has been nothing short of kind and supportive. The coordinator Bel has also been a great help since day one. I find the price to be reasonable. Love the reporting feature on their app. You could see what has been done during the visit. It’s worth trying out.

Adelaine Yeo
My gratitude and appreciation

My 85-year-old mother, who underwent post-ventral incisional hernia surgery in January 2019 had CPs from Homage, all professionally trained, from leading Malaysian hospitals. The CPs nursed my mother with diligence, and compassion; providing invaluable tips on elderly caregiving to family members. My gratitude and appreciation to Team Homage.

Azwan Shahuddin
Definitely one of the best!

I had positive experiences with Homage so far. They are flexible, affordable, and professional. The coordinator from Homage has been very helpful and accommodating to my request since day one. Caregivers assigned to take care of my grandmother are punctual, professionally trained and attentive. Hope they will continue to serve well.

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Comprehensive physiotherapy program

Homage has helped us a lot in assisting the recovery of our beloved father. They provide us with a comprehensive explanation regarding the physiotherapy program. The therapist they sent is highly qualified, courteous, passionate, and gave outstanding service. And above all, the charges are fair and affordable.

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Guidance for my domestic helper

Thank you Homage for your assistance after my mom was discharged from the hospital due to dengue fever. Mom regained her confidence to take her first shower after discharge with the help of Homage's caregiver, something my domestic helper will not be able to do. Also to guide my domestic helper to handle her in a more hygienic way. My maid learned the proper method and able to give better care to mom now. Highly recommend it to people who looking for professional care services to manage family members who need help.

Jenny Lim
Hassle-free swab test

It's really hassle-free when u can have the COVID-19 swab test without leaving ur home. The response is really fast, the app is efficient. Thank you for your services.

Sofia Mustaffa
Overall a good team work

I want to thank Homage for their excellent service especially Ms. Ginger for her brilliant communication and customer service and for making the necessary arrangements. She does a good follow-up before and after the physio, also accurate feed-back. We appreciate Ms. Shu for her excellent physio service which made my mother gain confidence that she can walk again. Ms. Shu is very patient, hard-working, and committed to seeing my mum will be completely restored and healed. Thank you.

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