PCR test for coronavirus or COVID-19
A PCR test allows coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to be identified from a biomolecular sample. This means infection with the virus can be detected even in people who have no symptoms (yet).
Swab tests at any time of day or night, also on Saturday and Sunday, result within 24 hours
Döbling Private Hospital offers straightforward and flexible appointments – including evenings/nights and at weekends – for a nasal/throat swab, with very rapid results.
This service is intended for people WITHOUT symptoms.
If you have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, or have been in close contact with someone who is (probably) infected, stay at home and call the health advice hotline 1450 to discuss what to do next.
Making an appointment
Please phone the hospital. You will be given an appointment on the same day or at the latest on the following day.
Your test result (in German or English) will be available via a secure data link within 24 hours. You will receive an email notification as soon as the result report is ready for download.
Please note: Sometimes there are delays in medical investigations such as testing. Döbling Private Hospital accepts no liability for late delivery of results. If your test result is not available within the expected time, please contact us on +43 1 360 66-5509.
If the test is positive, i.e. coronavirus has been detected, you will be informed immediately by telephone. The hospital is also obliged to report any positive results to the health authorities.
Please be aware that a PCR test is only a snapshot of a specific moment. Even if the test is negative, the possibility of infection after that point in time cannot be ruled out.
This is a private service. The fee is
- € 150 for a swab test from Monday to Friday,
- € 165 for a swab test on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.
Fees include VAT.