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Further COVID-19 tests

Several types of COVID-19 tests are available at our Institute as well.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of the laboratory evaluating the tests. Due to laboratory overload, the time for reporting results may exceed the indicated 48 hours. Thank you for your understanding!

1. SARS-CoV-2 IgM in vitro early antibody test

The test shows early antibody levels triggered by the COVID-19 infection. It becomes positive at the earliest from day 7 after infection. It is important that a PCR test can make a distinction between an ongoing infection and an infection that is no longer active.

Price: 11,000 HUF

How to prepare for the test?

No preparations are needed for the test.

How is the test carried out?

The test is performed on venous blood.

How long does it take to get the results?

The results of the tests are available within 48 hours at the earliest. The results of the test are submitted to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) by the laboratory service provider.
In addition, you can download the results from our online customer service interface following the validation, no later than 48 hours after sampling.

What results can the test show?

The result can be “negative”, or “positive
In the event of a “positive” test result, we will notify you in the medical opinion and inform you about the further steps required.

2. SARS-CoV-2 Quant IgG test

A special test introduced instead of the previous SARS-COV-2-IgG test.

The test detects the immune system’s response to the COVID infection and to the COVID vaccines, including the detection of antibodies targeting the so-called spike proteins. With repeated testing, the change in the antibody levels and the individual levels of protection can also be measured.

Price: 11,000 HUF

How to prepare for the test?

No preparations are needed for the test.

How is the test carried out?

The test is performed on venous blood.

How long does it take to get the results?

The results of the tests are available within 48 hours at the earliest. The results of the test are submitted to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) by the laboratory service provider, which can be accessed via the client gateway.
In addition, you can download the results from our online customer service interface following the validation, no later than 48 hours after sampling.

What results can the test show?

A value above the limit indicates that your body has encountered the protein characteristic of the virus - either as a result of COVID-19 disease or through vaccination - and is producing antibody in response.

If you would like to make an appointment or ask for more information, call our dispatcher service on weekdays between 08:00 and 20:00 on +36 1 489 5200!

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.