Sabin Medical Laboratories
In terms of medical care and associated services, Brasilia is a highly privileged city in the Brazilian context. A shining example of excellence in service is Sabin Medicina Diagnóstica, a company that offers all kinds of medical laboratory exams, from a comprehensive number of tests of blood and other specimens to ultrasound and x-ray. They also offer executive check-ups and vaccinations and, quite importantly now, fast COVID19 tests.
Sabin was founded in Brasilia in 1984 by two outstanding lady professionals, Janete Vaz and Sandra Soares Costa. The company has a large and growing number of branch locations all over the Federal District -- there is probably one near you. (They also operate in twelve other states.) If necessary or desired, they will collect your specimen samples even at your residence or workplace. Sabin has a rigorous quality management service and has been certified according to standards of the College of American Pathologists – CAP, the Program of Accreditation of Clinical Laboratories, the Program of Accreditation of Imaging Diagnostics, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 31000, among others.
Going to a Sabin station for a blood test or another exam is quite a pleasant experience. They excel in attending clients fast and extremely courteously, they have bright, modern, extremely clean facilities, have very friendly staff, and observe strict standards of hygiene and virus protection.
Test results are often available after two business days, some take a bit longer. There is a Covid PCR test with results in two days, an express PCR test with results in two hours, as well as other Covid19 tests. There are three units exclusively for Covid19 tests in the Plano Piloto of Brasilia: two in Asa Norte and one in Asa Sul.
The test results and medical reports can be easily visualized and downloaded at your PC at home or by smartphone. If you are doing your tests regularly at Sabin, they keep a history of the development of certain values over time, for example, of your cholesterol levels over time.
In addition to the quality of services provided to clients, Sabin is also recognized as a great employer, one of the best places to work in Brazil. Staff is not only highly qualified, but also recognized and valued by the company. Doctors recommend Sabin highly for its high standards of technical quality.
If you go after a fast in the morning, they offer you coffee and fresh pão de queijo after taking your blood sample.
Opening hours are usually from 6 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, and 6.00 a.m. or 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Saturdays. Most units are closed on Sundays. However, there are some units that are open 24 hours and on Sundays.