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COVID-19 TESTS

Proven high precision testing options at the best prices

DETECTION OF COVID-19

Infection of coronavirus could be confirmed by two methods:

I. confirmation of the virus in the body / in upper airway

• PCR test
• rapid antigen test

II. reaction after the virus COVID-19 infection

• antibody test

PCR TEST

PCR is the test of the polymerase chain reaction.
The test detects the viral RNA, the virus itself, from a sample taken from the mucus layer of the upper respiratory tract (nose, throat).

The incubation of COVID-19 infection is generally 2-14 days, so in case of infection, the test is best to perform after 24 hours of meeting an infected person. PCR test is also used for confirmation of non-infected cases when crossing borders or official meetings.

Sample is taken by a trained nurse. It is rather uncomfortable, but it is not painful, doesn’t last longer than 30 seconds.

These samples are sent to centralized labs for analysis, so it can take 24-48 hours to get results back.

RAPID ANTIGEN TEST

Antigen is the protein part of the virus which is reaching the cells of the body that is starting point of the infected process causing the symptoms of the disease. Rapid antibody test is to show this special protein part of the virus. The test is performed by taking sample nasopharyngeal secretions (nasal and throat).

Sample is taken by a trained nurse, it is rather uncomfortable, but it is not painful, doesn’t last longer than 30 seconds.

It is a rapid immune assay which gives result within 30 minutes.

ANTIBODY TEST

Antibodies the proteins of our body which are produced after receiving infection. IgM is about to produced after a minimum of 2 days versus IgG which remains in the body in a couple of months indicating that our body underwent the COVID-19 infection. The test needs blood taken and sample delivered to a central laboratory.

 

AVAILABLE COVID-19 TESTS AT INSPIROMED CLINIC

1. PCR TEST / HUF 19 500

The test uses a technology called PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which greatly amplifies the viral genetic material if it is present. That material is detectable when a person is actively infected.

Sampling: Nasopharyngeal swab

TAT (turn around time): These samples are sent to centralized labs for analysis, so it can take 24-48 hours to get results back.

Result: via e-mail

Price: the examination fee is HUF 19 500.

2. RAPID ANTIGEN TEST / HUF 16 000

This test identifies people who are currently infected with the coronavirus. But unless these tests are proven to be highly accurate, physicians would still need to follow up a positive result with a PCR test to make a medical diagnosis.

Sampling: Nasopharyngeal swab

TAT (turn around time): within 15-30 minutes

Result: inperson or e-mail

Price: the examination fee is HUF 16 000.

3. ELISA IgG/IgM TEST / HUF 19 000

Identify people who have previously been infected with the coronavirus and show the sign of current infection.

Sampling: venous blood test

TAT (turn around time): within 1-3 days after sampling

Result: via e-mail

Price: the examination fee is HUF 19 000.

1. PCR TEST / HUF 19 500

The test uses a technology called PCR (polymerase chain reaction), which greatly amplifies the viral genetic material if it is present. That material is detectable when a person is actively infected.

Sampling: Nasopharyngeal swab

TAT (turn around time): These samples are sent to centralized labs for analysis, so it can take 24-48 hours to get results back.

Result: via e-mail

Price: the examination fee is HUF 19 500.

2. RAPID ANTIGEN TEST / HUF 16 000

This test identifies people who are currently infected with the coronavirus. But unless these tests are proven to be highly accurate, physicians would still need to follow up a positive result with a PCR test to make a medical diagnosis.

Sampling: Nasopharyngeal swab

TAT (turn around time): within 15-30 minutes

Result: inperson or e-mail

Price: the examination fee is HUF 16 000.

3. ELISA IgG/IgM TEST / HUF 19 000

Identify people who have previously been infected with the coronavirus and show the sign of current infection.

Sampling: venous blood test

TAT (turn around time): within 1-3 days after sampling

Result: via e-mail

Price: the examination fee is HUF 19 000.

PREPARING FOR COVID TEST

PCR / rapid antigen test: do not eat, drink, brush your teeth or smoke for 3-4 hours before performing your test.

antibody / serological test: do not need to do anything to prepare for the test, it can be done at any time of the day, even after a meal.

Use the online calendar to book an appointment, please provide all the mandatory information, this allows us to ensure fast on-site administration and streamline the entire testing process.

ONLINE CALENDAR

FIT FOR TRAVEL CERTIFICATE

We provide medical certificate by request. Time windows are normally given by your airline or the country you are travelling to. For example, a 48 hour time window means that your test needs to be taken within 48 hours of your flight/travel. Please always check it before booking your appointment. In case you need to make changes at your appointment you can modify your reservation after signing in.
Please alway check, keep updated with travel restrictions and official advice given by each country you are travelling to and departing from during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Fee of the medical/ fit for travel certification is HUF 1 500 per document.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
– credit card
– mobile payments
– cash (least preferred)

LOCATION

The test is undertaken at the Practice at InspiroMed Respiratory and Sleep Clinic

H-1125 Budapest, Virányos út 23/D