Booking an appointment for a COVID-19 serological test using an invitation code received by email or post beginning 16 September 2021 (on the LNS website)

Last update 24.09.2021

Appointment booking

If no time slot is available for the desired date or testing centre, you can consult the availability schedule and book an appointment with another testing centre.

The Luxembourg government invites residents to participate voluntarily and free of charge in the COVID-19 serological test within the framework of its collaboration with the National Health Laboratory (LNS). The test consists of screening for COVID-19 antibodies on drops of dried blood, known as the "DBS test" (Dry Blood Spot).

The DBS serological test:

  • is performed by taking a few drops of blood from the fingertip;
  • allows to identify the presence or absence of anti-coronavirus antibodies in the blood of the person and to know if said person has already been in contact with the coronavirus in the past even without having had symptoms;
  • allows to know, in the case of a vaccinated person, if the vaccination has induced an immune response or not.

The DBS serological test is not to be confused with the COVID-19 PCR test.

At present, scientific knowledge does not allow us to determine the period during which the antibodies protect against a new contamination. A positive result of the serological test therefore does not guarantee lasting and systematic immunity.

A positive serological test which identifies the presence of coronavirus antibodies in the blood, does not justify a relaxation of social distancing and barrier gestures.

Even with a positive test, the person is still likely to be re-infected with COVID-19 and thus spread the virus.

The usefulness of the serological test lies in the fact that it is a complementary tool for epidemiological surveillance. The test allows to develop better knowledge about:

  • the virus;
  • the dynamics of virus transmission; 
  • immune responses.

The results of the serological tests will also allow to monitor the effectiveness of the vaccination programme as it progresses. Thus, participation in serological testing helps professionals to better understand the evolution of the epidemic in the country.

Who is concerned

Dried blood drop testing concerns each:

  • resident; and
  • person that has a 13-digit national identification number (matricule).

Testing for COVID-19 antibodies on dried blood drops is only offered to persons aged 5 years and over.

Prerequisites

Appointments can only be made if the invitation letter with the code has been received.

Deadlines

The code on the invitation received:

  • is valid for 3 weeks; and
  • is not renewable.

The validity date of the code is indicated in the invitation letter.

Costs

The serological test is free of charge.

How to proceed

Invitation to make an appointment

Invitations to participate in the serological screening are mailed by post to residents divided into representative groups.

The person receiving the invitation will then be given the possibility to receive all future invitations by email.

Each invitation includes a unique code that allows to book an appointment via MyGuichet.lu.

Appointment booking

Applicants can book an appointment online via the form provided on MyGuichet.lu, from their private eSpace after logging in on MyGuichet.lu, or by using a procedure without authentication.

People who do not have computer equipment to book an appointment, or who have questions regarding COVID-19 or vaccination, can contact the Health Hotline (Santé) at (+352) 247-65533 from:

  • Monday to Friday between 8.00 and 18.00; and
  • Saturday to Sunday between 10.00 and 18.00.

When booking the appointment on MyGuichet.lu, the applicant must indicate the following:

  • the code on the invitation received by post;
  • their surname(s) and first name(s);
  • their 13-digit Luxembourg national identification number (matricule);
  • their email address and mobile phone number;
  • their address.

Next, the applicant chooses:

  • the testing centre to which they wish to go for the test. It must be noted that DBS testing cannot be performed at a drive-in testing centre. Thus, the applicant must plan time to park their car in order to arrive at the selected testing centre on time:
  • the date and time of their appointment among the proposed time slots.

It is essential that the day and time of the appointment are respected. If the appointment is not respected, the person cannot be tested and the appointment will not be rescheduled.

There is no need for fasting prior to the serological test.

Please note that the booking of the appointment must be validated by clicking on "Send".

In the case of a procedure without authentication, the applicant receives a confirmation of the appointment by email after transmission of the request.

In the case of a procedure with strong authentication, the confirmation of the appointment is sent directly to the applicant's private eSpace, under the "My messages" tab. The applicant also receives a notification of receipt of a new message in their private eSpace.

In any case, the appointment confirmation must be presented in paper or electronic form at the time of the appointment.

Cancelling and rescheduling an appointment

Persons who have already booked an appointment may cancel their appointment and book a new appointment.

To do so, they have to:

  • cancel the existing appointment by using the link in the confirmation email received when the appointment was made;
  • after the cancellation has been confirmed, a new appointment can be made with the code received in the original invitation.

A new appointment can only be made with the code received in the original invitation provided the code is still valid. The validity date of the code is indicated in the invitation letter.

Result

The person tested receives:

  •  an SMS containing a link to access the test results online;
  •  if applicable, the same link by email.

The result of a serological test does not require any particular medical or sanitary action.

However, a positive serological test:

  • does not guarantee lasting and systematic immunity; and
  • does not justify a relaxation of social distancing and barrier gestures.

Even with a positive test, a person is likely to contract COVID-19 again and thus spread the virus.

Good to know

Data protection

The information note on data protection, which explains how personal data is processed in the context of testing at the LNS, can be consulted here in:

Forms / Online services

Application for an appointment for a COVID-19 serological test from 16.09.2021 at an LNS centre

To complete your application, the information about you collected from this form needs to be processed by the public administration concerned.

That information is kept by the administration in question for as long as it is required to achieve the purpose of the processing operation(s).

Your data will be shared with other public administrations that are necessary for the processing of your application. For details on which departments will have access to the data on this form, please contact the public administration you are filing your application with.

Under the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have the right to access, rectify or, where applicable, remove any information relating to you. You are also entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.

Additionally, unless the processing of your personal data is compulsory, you may, with legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of such data.

If you wish to exercise these rights and/or obtain a record of the information held about you, please contact the administration in question using the contact details provided on the form. You are also entitled to file a claim with the National Commission for Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données), headquartered at 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

By submitting your application, you agree that your personal data may be processed as part of the application process.

Demande de rendez-vous pour un test sérologique COVID-19 à partir du 16.09.2021 dans un centre LNS

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

Vereinbarung eines Termins für einen serologischen COVID-19-Test ab dem 16.09.2021 in einem LNS-Testzentrum

Ihre in diesem Formular erfassten personenbezogenen Informationen werden von der zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörde verarbeitet, um Ihren Antrag erfolgreich abzuschließen.

Diese Informationen werden von der Behörde für den zur Verarbeitung erforderlichen Zeitraum gespeichert.

Die Empfänger Ihrer Daten sind die im Rahmen Ihres Antrags zuständigen Verwaltungsbehörden. Um die Empfänger der in diesem Formular erfassten Daten zu erfahren, wenden Sie sich bitte an die für Ihren Antrag zuständige Behörde.

Gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2016/679 zum Schutz natürlicher Personen bei der Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten und zum freien Datenverkehr haben Sie das Recht auf Zugang, Berichtigung und gegebenenfalls Löschung Ihrer personenbezogenen Informationen. Sie haben zudem das Recht, Ihre erteilte Einwilligung jederzeit zu widerrufen.

Weiterhin können Sie, außer in Fällen, in denen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten verpflichtend ist, Widerspruch einlegen, wenn dieser rechtmäßig begründet ist.

Wenn Sie diese Rechte ausüben und/oder Einsicht in Ihre Informationen nehmen möchten, können Sie sich unter den im Formular angegebenen Kontaktdaten an die zuständige Verwaltungsbehörde wenden. Sie haben außerdem die Möglichkeit, bei der Nationalen Kommission für den Datenschutz Beschwerde einzulegen (Commission nationale pour la protection des données, 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux).

Wenn Sie Ihren Vorgang fortsetzen, akzeptieren Sie damit, dass Ihre personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen Ihres Antrags verarbeitet werden.

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