In the future you could have a PCR test in 15 minutes. 

Take part in this study to make it a reality.

miDiagnostics is developing an ultra-fast COVID-19 PCR test that delivers a reliable result in 15 minutes saving you both time and inconvenience.

This study S65972 has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee UZ/KU Leuven.

We will use one additional deep nasal swab to compare this new diagnostic method with the current diagnostic practice.

This study will allow us to better understand the functioning of our new ultra-fast PCR test in an Airport environment. We hope to make this rapid PCR test generally available in the future.

In a next stage of the study, instead of a nasal swab, a breath sample will be taken to investigate further the performance of a breath sample on our Ultra-fast PCR.

About the study

  • Participation is voluntary.
  • You will not be charged for any specific actions taken as part of this study.
  • The data collected as part of your participation are confidential. Your anonymity will be assured when the results are published.
  • Before you agree to participate in this study, we ask you to familiarize yourself with what this study will entail so that you can make an informed decision.

The study compares a pre-existing PCR test for determining COVID-19 virus infection and the miDiagnostics ultra-fast PCR test.

What is required?

One additional deep nasal swab will be taken during your standard collection. There is no need to make any additional visits.


For your participation in the study you will receive a voucher worth €25.


You must be 18 years old or older. 
You are intending to fly or returning by airplane.


The study compares a pre-existing PCR test for determining COVID-19 virus infection and the miDiagnostics ultra-fast PCR test.

Roles of the collaborators

Brussels Airport
Study site.

Analysis of the reference PCR-test, and input on the workflow/data analysis (they will basically shadow us while performing the tests).

ecruitment and swabbing / breath sampling.

PCR reader and breath sampler based on imec technology.

Key Benefits


Silicon chip technology allowing for ultra-fast PCR


Built-in controls ensure the highest quality result


<15 minutes turnaround time


Proven sensitivity equal to reference lab-based PCR



PCR designs cover variants of concern


Both testcard (disposable) and reader are highly scalable


Easy menu expansion for other infectious diseases (e.g. Flu, RSV)


Optimized to reduce hands-on time and enabling high throughput

For participation in the study, please download the Informed Consent Forms.

Please contact a steward at the airport to receive a flyer in your language of preference.