Gargle test

“Tirol gurgelt” is a joint initiative of the state of Tyrol and Novatium.

Five free PCR gargle tests per month are available to each person residing in Tyrol (as of April 1, 2022). Additional tests are possible for certain groups of people. We would like to use this to implement the nationwide provision of test options for the population. You can pick up and drop off your gargle tests at participating branches of MPreis, Baguette and Spar in your area.

myNovatium – App

To use our easy-to-use app, you need a smartphone. Download our app here and register with just a few clicks.


The whole family in one account

Add family members to your account and support people without a smartphone – old or young.

No smartphone?

You can still pick up gargle tests at a participating pharmacy without a smartphone. The pharmacy takes care of your registration in our system. Then simply drop off your tests at one of our drop-off locations.

Pharmacies & drop-off locations

Laboratory process

Your sample passes through a standardized and automated process in our laboratory…

…thus enabling rapid analysis and reliable assignment. With the help of RT-PCR analysis, we determine your test results in a targeted and reliable manner and transmit them to you securely and promptly.


We supply distribution points, screening lines, nursing homes, etc. with our test kits. After the tests have been carried out and linked to our IT system by the consumers or test sites, the samples are collected and transported to our laboratory.


The samples are scanned for the laboratory process and prepared for processing by our robots. After RNA isolation by state-of-the-art robots, samples are analyzed for viral RNA of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using RT-PCR.

Data processing

The results of the RT-PCR are then evaluated using our IT system. In the last step, the test result is transmitted digitally to the consumer. The entire process from sample receipt to result transmission usually takes less than 5 hours. As a result, we are able to perform up to 150,000 individual PCR tests daily.



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Testing collaborations

Are you organizing a trade show or concert and want to provide a safe event experience for your visitors? Do you run a residential or nursing home and care about the health and well-being of your residents and staff? Or would you like to offer SARS-CoV-2 testing with your pharmacy?

We already cooperate with many companies, associations and organizations from many areas and would like to make it easier for you to get started with PCR and antigen testing. By joining our existing network, you will enjoy all the benefits of our proven process.

Laboratory collaborations

Optimize your processes with our system solutions and know-how and make the most of your laboratory’s potential. We have optimized and automated the entire process from sample collection, sample evaluation to the transmission of test results and are continuously working on its further development.

As a single laboratory we have carried out several million PCR tests within the last year in Austria. Our current testing capacity is 150,000 individual PCR tests per day.

Practical example: Within 24 h we have increased the testing capacity of a cooperation partner fivefold.

Our goal is to increase the test capacities of your laboratory with our system solutions!

Please feel free to contact us for further questions
Individual analyses in < 24h
Created users
Cooperation partners


Reviews / Collaborations / Feedback

With Novatium we have a partner you can rely on 100%, even in times of uncertainty! Especially in our industry we need partners who are highly flexible, quick to respond, communicate and have a high degree of reliability. Novatium brings all these competences. We owe a lot to Novatium, our contact persons and the local staff and we are looking forward to to continuing our smooth cooperation.
WSG Tirol, Soccer club

open questions?

If you have any questions or would like to visit us for a SARS-CoV-2 PCR / antigen
please find our contact details below.