Book a coronavirus test

This article gives you the information you need to book a coronavirus test, as well as answers to other questions you might have about coronavirus testing. You can book a test by using a digital form (see link below) or by calling the corona hotline. Did you already book a coronavirus test by using the form (“skjema”)? Then please do not call the corona hotline, as our call center is under great pressure at the moment.

Test tubes illustration photo

Who should take the test?

I am vaccinated and have covid-19 symptoms. Should I take the test?

All people with covid-19 symptoms, including those who are vaccinated, should be tested as soon as possible.

For residents of nursing homes and employees in the health service, there should be a particularly low threshold for testing even with mild symptoms and even if they have already been vaccinated.

Those who have symptoms or are feeling ill should stay at home even if they have been vaccinated.

If you are fully vaccinated with two doses and have no symptoms, you do not need to be tested.

What do I do if I have tested positive on a rapid test?

If you have a positive test result on a covid-19 rapid test, you must isolate yourself and report the positive test result to the infection control office. Please report the positive test results to our infection detection crew by using the following email address, positiv-hurtigtest@trondheim.kommune.no.

After submitting the results, please wait until you are contacted by us to arrange the priority PCR test. Remember to state your telephone number in the email; that way it will be easier for the municipality to contact you.

You do not need to call the corona hotline.

Infection tracking will contact you and set you up for a priority PCR test as soon as possible.

For people below 18 years of age

If you are below 18 years of age, follow the guidelines for test regimen determined by the municipal superior.

More information about testing

More information about testing and who should be tested can be found at helsenorge.no.

Which test should I book?

Swab-stick test - For people with symptoms

People with symptoms must book an appointment for the throat and nasal test (swab-stick test).

The throat and nasal test station is situated at the Leüthenhaven test station, address Erling Skakkes gate 40.

Saliva test - For people without symptoms

People without symptoms must book an appointment for the saliva test.

It is also possible to book an appointment for rapid testing for school and kindergarten children.

The salvia test station is situated at Statens Hus, address Erling Skakkes gate 25.

Did you already book an appointment at Leüthenhaven without having symptoms? Please cancel the appointment and book a new appointment at Statens Hus.

About the test methods

Both the throat and nasal test (swab-stick test) and the saliva test are PCR tests. Both tests are equally good as methods for testing for the coronavirus and it is not possible to see the difference between the test results.

Remember that you have to book an appointment before you can come to take a test.

The form (“skjema”) for booking the coronavirus test

Skjema for å bestille koronatest / Form for booking the coronavirus test

You must log in using your BankID/MinID to use the form.

  • You can choose the time for testing
  • You can also book an appointment for your children
  • If you did not find a time slot on your first attempt, please log in again at a later time. New test times are posted on an on-going basis

The coronavirus test is free of charge within the municipality.

Testing before travelling abroad

We receive many questions about testing from people who are planning to travel abroad. Due to limited capacity, it is no longer possible to be tested for this reason at the Local Authority’s test stations. These tests must be taken by private enterprises.

Private enterprises who offer the corona test
  • Din Reisevaksine - phone 93 45 77 81
  • Aleris - phone 73 87 20 00
  • Dr. Dropin - phone 24 07 77 01
  • Coperio - phone 95 52 09 67
  • Trondheim Private Legekontor - phone 94 19 24 32
  • Kry (Trondheim Lufthavn Værnes) - phone 23 65 34 30
  • Eurofins koronateststasjon, Nedre Bakklandet 60, phone +47 91 55 94 18

Test result

You will find the result of your test at helsenorge.no, where you long in with your Bank ID. The result will be posted there as soon as it had been analysed and confirmed by the laboratory at St. Olav’s University Hospital.

You will be alerted on your mobile telephone or e-mail when the text result is ready.

What do I do while I am waiting for the test result?

If you have been tested because you have symptoms

Everyone who have been tested for symptoms should stay at home until they receive a negative test result.

With a negative test result, you can return to work/school when your general health condition is good (i.e. feeling healthy and are fever-free), even though you still have some symptoms of a respiratory infection.

If you have no symptoms and have been given one vaccine dose

If you have no symptoms and have been vaccinated with one dose, you can go to work/school until you receive a negative test result.

Is the test result shown in the corona certificate?

A negative test will also appear in the corona certificate. You will find the corona certificate by visiting helsenorge.no.

It is not possible to tell the difference between a test result from a throat and nose test or a saliva test.

EU rules stipulate that those who are fully vaccinated, have had corona or can present a negative corona test taken within the last 24 hours, will receive a green certificate.

If you have problems finding your test result at helsenorge.no or if you have questions about the test result or your state of health, please contact your GP.

Cancelling an appointment

You can cancel your appointment by using the same form that you used to book the coronavirus test. You can cancel your appointment up until 1 hour and 45 minutes before your initial appointment.

You can also cancel your appointment by calling the corona hotline 90 50 90 52. But, due to the large number of incoming calls we kindly ask you to first try to cancel the appointment by using the digital form.

If you have booked an appointment for a test for someone else, for example your children, you will have to cancel the appointment by calling the corona hotline.

More information about taking the coronavirus test

Everyone needing to take a coronavirus test must read the following important information from Trondheim Local Authority: Information about taking the coronavirus test. Here you will find information about the time it takes before results are available and which quarantine / isolation rules that will apply to you.

If children are to take the coronavirus test

Preparations are often necessary before a child can have a coronavirus test.

Safety for the child

Unfortunately, we have limited time to spend on each patient. We also do not want to expose your child to unnecessary stress and trauma, or create negative associations to meetings with the health care services.

In full infection control equipment, we can give a frightening impression for the child. We try our best to be nice and careful, but if we do not succeed soon we will unfortunately have to cancel.

When it comes to small children, it can be safe to sit on the lap of mum or dad while the test is carried out.

Preparations for the throat and nasal test

Prepare the child for what will meet them at a test station. Feel free to watch the episode of Bamselegen on NRK TV where they test for coronavirus and are wearing infection control equipment (NRK TV episode 4 of Bamselegen, season 2).

In children under 10 years, we only take a throat sample (not a nose sample). Find a q-tip at home and let the child get to know how it feels to touch, and what it is like to have one in your mouth.

Preparations for the saliva test

Prepare the child for what will meet them at a test station. The test is not unpleasant, but can be somewhat demanding for children to complete.

It may take some time to produce the amount of saliva needed (1.5 ml). When you are at the test station, describe to your child what it is like to eat your favourite food, or what it is like to bite into a yellow and sour lemon.

Corona telephone

If you have any question that you do not find the answer to here, you can call the Trondheim corona telephone, 90 50 90 52.

The telephone line is open is open

  • weekdays 08.30 am - 15.30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 11.00 am - 18.00 pm

We will book an interpreter when the need arises. This might take a little time, but we will contact you as quickly as possible.

This article in Norwegian

Sist oppdatert: 10.09.2021

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