The Buda Health Center is one of the leading private institutions of Budapest offering its patients personalized comprehensive health care.


COVID-19 Ag antigen rapid test

The COVID-19 Ag antigen rapid test (Sugentech SGTi-flex COVID-19 Ag) detects the antigen of the virus in case of infection. This test method is less sensitive than PCR but it is faster, so it is used to detect the presence of virus in the early stages of the disease.

Please note that the rapid test is not suitable instead PCR tests requested by the authority (eg for getting out of quarantine or as preoperative examination).

Price: 15,000 HUF

How to prepare for the test?

No fasting is required, but smoking should be avoided for 1 hour prior to the test.

How is the test carried out?

The test is performed via a sample taken from the nose.

How long does it take to get the results?

You can download your test results from our online customer service interface on the day of sampling, after validation.

What happens if the result is positive?

The result can be “negative”, “positive”, or “sample cannot be evaluated”.
In the case of a "positive" test result, a PCR test should be considered as further confirmation.
A “negative” result does not completely rule out the presence of infection. In case of suspicion of COVID, PCR testing is strongly recommended.
If the test result is “sample cannot be evaluated”, further testing is required.

Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

To download the on-site pre-screening questionnaire, please click HERE!

In order to provide mandatory information to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) in accordance with legal regulations, the basic condition for starting care for all Hungarian citizens is to provide the number of the social security identification card ("TAJ kártya") and to provide credible proof of your personal data. In the case of foreign nationals who do not have a TAJ, the number of the foreign travel document will be recorded.