We offer two options: the regular PCR test (explained on this page), which emphasizes test accuracy, and the rapid PCR test, which emphasizes speed and can deliver test results in as little as 60 minutes. For details on the rapid PCR test, please see this page.
What is a PCR test?
The PCR test is a test to determine the presence or absence of a virus by taking a sample of the patient’s body fluid and using gene amplification technology to determine whether or not the patient is currently infected with the virus.
High quality PCR test
As a medical institution designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for the treatment and examination of fever patients and a medical institution with the same functions as an outpatient clinic for returnees and contacts, we have conducted many PCR tests at the request of public health centers and fever outpatient centers.
Certificates for overseas travel
We can issue certificates (click to view sample) that are required when traveling overseas, and we can respond to the designated forms of various countries. The RT-PCR test performed at our clinic is a global standard test method that is required by almost all countries when issuing a certificate.
Outsourced specimen analysis to a major laboratory
The analysis of specimens for PCR tests is outsourced to BML Corporation or LSI Medience Corporation, two of the top three clinical laboratories in Japan in terms of scale and reliability, in order to thoroughly pursue test accuracy.
Dealing with mutant virus strains
The clinical laboratories to which we outsource specimen analysis are capable of detecting many types of mutant strains of virus that have been found so far, including alpha, delta, and omicron strains (BA.1 and BA.2 strains). Specimens that test positive for the virus are subjected to another mutant strain PCR test to identify the type of virus. The results are shared with public health centers and medical institutions, and are important information in predicting the treatment and prognosis of the patient.
Certificate written by a medical doctor
The PCR test at our clinic is performed as a medical procedure with a doctor’s consultation. If the test result is negative, we can issue a negative certificate with a doctor’s signature and seal on the same day. This negative certificate is accepted as an official medical certificate required for various social activities. Please note that almost all countries require a medical doctor’s signature and seal for negative certificates, especially when traveling abroad. Tests conducted by private testing centers, which only provide the results without a doctor’s involvement, cannot be used for the travel.
Post-inspection responsibilities of medical institutions
Even if the result is positive, our hospital is a Tokyo Metropolitan Government-designated fever outpatient clinic and testing facility, so we can begin treatment promptly. If the patient is expected to become seriously ill, we will fulfill our responsibility as a medical institution in treating patients by guiding them to specialized medical institutions where they can be hospitalized, in cooperation with the Chiyoda Health Center.
Optional Specimen Collection Methods
The PCR test at our clinic is performed by collecting saliva as a sample. Patients are asked to collect saliva in a special container in a private room with adequate infection control, and the test is usually completed in a few minutes without the pain of swabbing the nose or throat. The tests by pharyngeal swabs are also available upon patient’s request. When issuing the certificate for overseas travel, some countries may specify testing with pharyngeal swabs, so please check the required specimen collection method and request it before starting the test.
Thorough infection control in the clinic
In addition to careful cleaning and disinfection of the hospital, we have set up a separate medical treatment area exclusively for fever patients to avoid contact between potentially infected patients and regular patients, and take all possible infection control measures.
Rapid notification of test results
As a general rule, in the case of tests conducted on weekdays, quick announcement of tests will be provided by phone by the next day (or the next medical treatment day if it is a national holiday). The results of the tests conducted on Saturday will be announced on Monday morning (or the next medical treatment day if it is a national holiday). The test result form will be mailed to your home, so you do not need to visit us again. Since there may be a delay such as when the number of tests in Japan is large, if a negative certificate is definitely required by the specified date, such as when traveling overseas, please use the rapid PCR test performed on the device in our clinic.
Group testing for companies and corporations
We have an immediate testing system for more than 100 people per day, and we have concluded contracts with many listed companies to conduct group testing, which is used for various purposes such as preventing the spread of infection and issuing negative certificates before business trips. We accept requests for group testing from companies and corporations at any time, and we are able to respond to requests on the same day. If you are in a hurry, please call us directly for an estimate. For more information on group inspections for companies and corporations, please click here.
COVID-19 PCR test
Consultation fee, test result form issuance fee
and mailing fee are included.
Certificate (test certificate)
A standard form in English and Japanese
that can be used in most countries when traveling abroad.
Consent Form for PCR test
This is the consent form before the procedure. Please read it beforehand and bring it with you partially filled out in advance to ensure a smooth reception.
Sunday and National Holiday
1st & 7th floor Sakaisuehiro Bldg.
6-14-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
6-14-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan