COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

Rapid PCR Test

POINT

  • Speedy in-clinic rapid tests that can provide results in as little as 60 minutes
  • Certificates for overseas travel are also issued on the same day at a price that includes documentation fees.
  • When you need the results in a particularly urgent manner, such as on a sudden business trip, interview, or when returning home, we can provide rapid tests.

We offer two options: the regular PCR test, which emphasizes test accuracy, and the rapid PCR test (explained on this page), which emphasizes speed and can deliver test results in as little as 60 minutes. For details on the regular PCR test, please see this page.

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.

Features of the rapid PCR test

For our regular PCR test, we ask a clinical laboratory to analyze the specimens, and although the test accuracy is very good, it takes about 6 to 24 hours for the test results to be transmitted. In the case of the rapid PCR test, all tests are performed using equipment and reagents in the clinic, so the results can be delivered in as little as 60 minutes. Please consider this service when you need test results in a hurry, such as when you are traveling overseas and do not have time to issue a certificate, or when you have a sudden business trip, interview, or return home.

Certificate issued instantly

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 a certificate (click to view a sample), which is required when traveling overseas, and can respond to the designated forms of various countries. For the rapid PCR test, the price shown includes the cost of issuing the certificate. Our rapid PCR test uses the RT-PCR method with high precision reagents, and is a world standard test method designated by almost all countries for issuing certificates at the time of entry. Since the certificate is issued immediately after the test results are obtained and can be taken home with the patient, it is used by many travelers when there is a short time before travel or when entering a country where the validity of the certificate is extremely short.

Detection of mutant virus strains

The reagents used in the rapid PCR test are capable of detecting many types of mutant viruses that have been confirmed at present. Therefore, the diagnosis of COVID-19 infections, including mutated strains, can be made without problems. However, it is not possible to identify the type of mutant strain in the rapid PCR test. Therefore, considering the current situation, if there are symptoms such as fever, cough, respiratory distress, and olfactory or gustatory disturbances that are highly suspicious of infection, it is recommended to choose the conventional PCR test that can identify the type of mutant strain.

Certificate written by a medical doctor

Since the PCR test at our clinic is conducted as a medical treatment with a doctor’s consultation, if the test result is negative, we can issue a negative test result certificate on the same day with the doctor’s signature and seal, 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.

Price

Including tax

COVID-19 Rapid PCR test

JPY 38,000

including Medical examination fee
and certificate (test certificate) issuance fee

Consent Form for Rapid 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

  • The examination hours are from 10:00 to 12:30 and 17:00 to 19:30 on weekdays, and from 10:00 to 13:30 on Saturdays. However, we cannot test multiple patients at the same time, so we can only accept one patient per hour. You may be asked to wait for a while while another patient’s specimen is being tested, so please make an appointment in advance if you are in a hurry.
  • Compared to the conventional PCR test, which is outsourced to a clinical testing center, the rapid PCR test emphasizes speed, so the accuracy of the test may be slightly inferior and it is not possible to determine whether the virus is a mutated strain or not. Therefore, it is recommended that you choose the conventional PCR test for definitive diagnosis when you have clinical symptoms such as fever.
  • 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, and 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 test anonymous patients. Please be sure to present your ID such as a passport at the time of the test.
  • Inspection 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.