· Those in Bangkok who need testing for COVID-19.
· Those with concerns regarding COVID-19.
· Those with signs and symptoms of possible infection.
· Those with possible close contact with the infected persons.
· Those who want to undergo early diagnosis to proceed with treatment or prevent the disease.
What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
The virus has the ability to spread during close contact by small droplets produced when the infected ones cough, sneeze or talk. A contaminated surface touched can lead to the infection as hands could accidentally transfer the virus to the face. Coronavirus can remain and survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours; the first 3 days after symptoms appear are the most contagious period, although there is also a possibility of spreading before seeing the symptoms as well as in the later stages of the disease.
Symptoms that can be observed ranging from 2 to 14 days after exposure are:
· Runny nose
· Sore throat
· Difficulty breathing
COVID-19 Screening Services
As Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is currently a major concern worldwide, our affiliated hospital has provided COVID-19 screening services for both drive-thru and in-hospital to both handle a maximum of 200 patients flow per day and to ease patients with convenience.
1. Drive-Thru Test
At our affiliated hospital, a drive-thru testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection is available at level 6 parking lot.
2. In-Hospital Test
Patients will be tested for COVID-19 in a separate room allocated known as PUI (Persons Under Investigation).
Appointments must be made prior to the test.
RT-PCR is the method that would be used by both drive-thru and in-hospital to test for COVID-19. The process takes less than 10 minutes and the results will be delivered by SMS within 24 hours and also by post within 7 days.
RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction) detection can be assessed by taking a known amount of virus to check for the results. This is done by performing nasopharyngeal swab on patients. Samples of nasal and throat secretions will be collected and sent to test.
In-Hospital COVID-19 Screening Package
The package includes:
· PUI room
· Medical supplies set
· CoV-2RT-PCR test
· Doctor consultation fee
· Hospital service fee
*Price is for 1 person
*Price does not include additional medication/medical supplies
Advantages and Limitations of COVID-19 Screening
· Fast and effective procedure
· Safe and no risk in exposure
· Get immediate results within 24 hours
· Some discomfort may be experienced while obtaining the samples
Q1: How will I receive the results?
A1: You will be contacted by our affiliated hospital through SMS messages within 24 hours, or within 7 days by post.
Q2: Is the price the same for all range of age? What if I also want to test for my children?
A2: Yes, the price is the same nonetheless.