COVID-19 (New coronavirus) PCR TESTING
Who can take the test?
As part of our English consultation services, we offer COVID-19 PCR testing for people who need a test certificate. Please note, this is not a service for those who have active symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing or who have had such symptoms in the past two weeks. People who have or have had such symptoms should consult the Coronavirus Consultation Center at 0120-565653 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., open on weekdays and weekends, and holidays).
How is the test conducted?
All specimens collected via nasal vestibule swab (98% sensitivity) by 5pm of the testing day will be analyzed with results available as a PDF attached file by email or a printout certificate by 9 AM two days later. (For example, tests taken by 5 PM on Monday will have certificates available by 9 AM on Wednesday). Expedited, one day result certificates are available at an additional charge (For example, test taken by 5 PM on Monday will have certificates available by 9 PM on Tuesday, sent by email as a PDF file). The test result arrival time may be slightly delayed if the total number of the test conducted in the nation is high on a given day.
The test fees
The costs for the COVID-19 PCR testing service are:
Regular fee for two day processing (Collecting specimen by 5 p.m. on the weekdays and issuing the certificate at 9 a.m. 2 days later (or the first weekdays if Sundays or holidays): 40,000 yen + tax *
Expedited fee for one day processing (Collecting specimen by 5 p.m. on Monday to Thursday and issuing the certificate at 9 p.m. on the next day as an attached PDF file sent by email: 45,000 yen + tax *
Expedited fee for one day processing (Collecting specimen by 5 p.m. on Friday and issuing the certificate at 9 p.m. on Saturday as an attached PDF file sent by email): 50,000 yen + tax *
Expedited fee for one day processing (Collecting specimen by 12:30 afternoon on Saturday and issuing the certificate by 9 p.m. on Sunday as an attached PDF file sent by email): 55,000 yen + tax *
* Not covered by Japanese Health Insurance
Reservations are required. Please call us within our office hours.
A valid email address is necessary to receive the test result.
What are described in the certificate?
The certificate will show the issuing date, the name of the certificate (i.e. Certificate of PCR test for COVID-19), your name, date of birth, mode of specimen collection and test (i.e. nasopharyngeal swab for SARS-CoV-2 screening using real-time PCR assay), specimen collection time (Japan standard time), specimen collection date, the result of the test (i.e. negative or positive), the name of the clinic that the test is conducted (i.e. Takadanobaba Dermatology & Plastic Surgery), printed name and signature of the medical doctor conducting the test, address of the clinic, phone number, and email address.
In case the test result turns out to be positive
In case the test result turns out to be positive, the certificate is available by a PDF file attached to an email, or by mail. You will not be allowed to re-enter the clinic until 2 weeks after further test elsewhere turns to be negative. Please consult the Coronavirus Consultation Center at 0120-565653 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., open on weekdays and weekends, and holidays).