RT-PCR test for COVID-19
Sample site - basic information
RT-PCR test for COVID-19 is performed from the nasopharyngeal swab and saliva collection by gargling. Testing of both types of samples is similar - results are known within 48 hours and the cost of the test is the same in the case of self-payers.
Location: building # 8 (see map below).
- Testing with results within 48 hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8.00-12.00
Wed 8.00-12.30 and 13.00-16.00
- Express testing with results within 24 hor2 h:
MON-FRI 8.00-16.00; SO, SUN, holidays 8.00-11.00
Patient chooses the type of test:
- Diagnostic test with results within 48 h (with a request from a doctor or health station and health insurance) - free.
- Self-pay test with results within 48 h - 853 CZK.
- Express self-administered test with results
The test will be carried out on the basis of an application form issued by a doctor or health station. It is covered by health insurance. After clicking on the Appointment for RT-PCR test button, you will see available dates for testing. One appointment is valid for one person.
Test je určen pro osoby, které nejsou pojištění v ČR nebo již vyčerpali své možnosti testování v rámci zdravotního pojištění v daném období. Test bude proveden na základě vystavené žádanky od lékaře nebo hygienické stanice. Je hrazen v rámci zdravotního pojištění.
On arrival at the Subscription Point
Please prepare your ID, insurance card, or proof of permanent residence in the Czech Republic and a valid vaccination certificate (electronic or printed)
At registration, please indicate whether you need:
- diagnostic RT-PCR test
- self-pay RT-PCR test
Choose your method of sample collection:
- from nasopharynx,
- from saliva.
Both methods of collection cost the same in the case of self-payers.
Young children, seniors and pregnant women will be checked in priority, please report to staff.
Patients are asked to behave considerately at the collection point and observe a minimum of two meters spacing in the collection queue. Please wear protective mouthpieces (drapes) and observe basic hygiene rules.
We will communicate the test results to you within 48 h via SMS to the phone number you provided when you registered at the Sampling Point. If you do not receive the test result within 48 hours, please call us at the phone number 739 519 302. You can call MON-FRI 8.00-17.00, SAT-SUN 8.00-15.00. Alternatively, you can download your test results from the Citizen Vaccination Portal.
You will also receive a link in the text message to pick upan electronic test result for your employer or GP. For any information regarding your results, please contact the Microbiology Department directly by emailing email@example.com or calling 739 519 302, MON-FRI 8am-5pm, SAT-SUN 8am-3pm.
Personal pick-up of test results for the GP is available at the Central Laboratories - Department of Clinical Microbiology (building no. 8; entrance from the bottom of building no. 17). Please come by prior appointment and only after you have been confirmed by phone or email that you are COVID-19 negative.
We do not provide medical confirmation of having had covid-19 disease. Please contact your general practitioner.
We will send your test results in hard copy and electronic form to the health station automatically.
We will notify you of the result via SMS and send you a confirmation of the result via the mCourier app, which is managed and operated by Bindworks s.r.o. Address: Korunní 2569/108, Prague, 101 00, ID 07436505.
Certificate for travel (certificate of negative result of RT-PCR test)
Certificate for travel (certificate of negative result of RT-PCR test) will be sent to you upon payment of 250 CZK on request by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can download your travel certificate at Citizen Vaccination Portal.
Please include the following information in the body of the email, without which the certificate cannot be issued:
- jfirst and last name,
- date and place of birth including country,
- mobile phone number,
- date of testing,
- travel document number.
It is always recommended to check the MFA website in advance for the current requirements of each country for the content of the certificate (tolerance of time interval from collection on COVID-19, requirement to provide travel document number, etc.). If you send the certificate documents as an attachment, they must be in JPEG or PDF formats only and must not be compressed (.zip, .rar, etc.).
Personal collection of the certificate of a negative RT-PCR test result is possible by prior arrangement at the Central Laboratories - Department of Clinical Microbiology (building no.
Patients referred by a general practitioner or a health station have the test FREE (covered by health insurance).
Self-payers: price of the test 853 CZK(the same for swab from nasopharynx and saliva collection) or for express examination 1300 CZK (within 24 hours), respectively. 2500 Kč (within 2 hours).
Certificate of a negative result of the RT-PCR test (travel certificate): 250 Kč.
Only cashless payment is possible at the Sampling Point.
Cash payment for testing can be made at the cash desk in building no. 1 after you have registered at the Collection Point (opening hours of the cash desk.:MON-THURS 8.00-11.00 and 12.30-15.00, FRI 8.00-11.00 and 12.30-14.00).