If you have symptoms or you are in a period of exposure to the virus smaller than 14 days, you can carry out COVID-19 test by PCR method. It is a nasopharyngeal sample to check the presence of SARS CoV-2 virus. This method searches for the genetic material of these virus and samples can be easily collected.
Once you purchase the test we send you a request form for the laboratory you chose to collet your sample. You will receive the test result in 24-48 hours.
Please read carefully the product description and the additional information before purchasing the COVID-19 PCR test.
The diagnosis using PCR presents some complexities, but it is a technique of early detection which offers high specificity and sensitivity, 99%. It is the right technique for patients with symptoms or with an incubation period higher than 5 days, as well as for the patients who need to confirm a positive result in serologic IgM tests. It is also the test of choice if you want to know if you currently have an asymptomatic active infection.
You can do this test in one of our satellite laboratories with results in 24-48 hours, you also can do this test in Open House Madrid , where we also have an urgent PCR with result in 1 hour (150€), please call us if you need more information about this test.
Due to the high workload at the laboratory derived from the current health emergency situation, there will be priority for testing samples from hospitals. The central laboratory informs:
The results term delivery begins when the sample arrives at the laboratory, but not when the sample is collected. Therefore, the term can be extended 24 additional hours. The results delivery period can also be affected by the priority of other samples to be tested, when it is considered necessary for medical and epidemiological reasons.
Open House will do its best and put all its effort to give results in due time, if there is any incidence a prompt solution and alternative will be offered. Nevertheless, if a delay happened Open House cannot be responsible for the indirect and derived consequences (missing a flight, a particular event…).
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