COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

PCR Test

POINT

  • Highly reliable tests conducted by medical institutions to all people
  • Specimen analysis by a major clinical testing company that can detect mutant strains of COVID-19
  • Even in the case of positive results, prompt initiation of treatment and cooperation with public health centers is possible.

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

As an inspection medical institution designated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as a TeCOT (Testing Center for Overseas Travelers), 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 viruses that have been found so far, such as the N501Y mutant strains (Alpha, Beta, and Gamma variants) and the L452R mutant strains (Delta variant). Specimens that test positive for the virus are subjected to another mutant strain PCR test to identify the type of virus. The results will be shared with public health centers and medical institutions, and will be important in predicting the treatment and prognosis of the patient.
Information on currently detectable mutant strains

Certificate written by a medical doctor

The PCR test at our clinic is conducted as a medical procedure involving a doctor’s consultation, which is essentially different from the cheap services provided by private testing centers that only transmit the results without the involvement of a doctor. Therefore, if the test result is negative, we can issue a negative test result certificate with the doctor’s signature and seal on the same day, which can be used as an official medical certificate required for various social activities, including overseas 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

We have completely separate entrances, reception areas, waiting rooms, and examination rooms for potentially infected patients and normal patients, and we have taken all possible measures to prevent infection by avoiding the intersection of traffic lines.

Rapid notification of test results

In principle, test results for tests performed in the morning on weekdays will be provided by phone on the evening of the same day, and for tests performed in the afternoon on weekdays, a preliminary report will be provided by phone by the afternoon of the following day. For tests performed on Saturday, the results will be provided on Monday morning (or the following day if it is a national holiday). The test result form can also be sent to the address you specify by post.

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.

Price

Including tax

COVID-19 PCR test

JPY 33,000

Consultation fee, test result form issuance fee
and mailing fee are included.

Certificate (test certificate)

JPY 3,300

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.

Notes

  • Tests are accepted at any time. However, if you are requesting a group examination, please be sure to make an appointment in advance in order to prevent infection.
  • An additional fee of JPY 3,300 (including tax) will be charged for the issuance of a medical certificate (including a certificate for overseas travel).
  • The above estimated dates for delivery of test results are approximate. Due to changes in the testing system caused by an increase in the total number of tests in Japan, or due to defective specimens, the transmission of test results may be delayed.
  • Our certificate is equivalent to a medical certificate that has been stamped based on the doctor’s examination, and is written in both Japanese and English. However, since the format, information, expiration date, and specimen collection method (saliva or pharyngeal swabs) required for a certificate differ from country to country, patients are requested to check the embassy’s website and inform us in advance if they have any specific requests. Depending on the required content of information, it may take some time to issue the certificate and additional fees may be charged. Please note that due to the unstable situation and the fact that the decision to approve documents is left to a third party, we cannot be held responsible for any difficulties in travel or entry that may arise due to inadequate formatting of the certificate, insufficient information, interpretation of the expiration date, etc.
  • Our hospital complies with the “Act on Prevention of Infectious Diseases and Medical Care for Patients with Infectious Diseases” and is obligated to report positive test results to the public health center. For this reason, we do not perform tests on anonymous patients. Please be sure to present your ID such as a passport.
  • Test fees are subject to change without notice due to future changes in circumstances or changes in the inspection system.

Hospital Department

Internal Medicine
Dermatology
Allergy

Reception Hours

Mon-Fri :10:00-13:00
17:00-20:00
Sat :10:00-14:00

Business Holiday

Sunday and National Holiday

Address

7th floor Sakaisuehiro Bldg.
6-14-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan

Telephone

+81-3-5812-5301

Inquiry and Reservation

    This format is for both inquiries and reservations. In the "Plan" section, please select the plan you would like to inquire about. Please fill out your message in English or Japanese. Please note that it may take a few days for our English-speaking staff to reply to your inquiry.