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COVID19 Nucleic Acid Test Service – Deep Throat Saliva and Swab Sampling / Neutralising Antibody Test

UCN Pathology Laboratory is now providing the Nucleic Acid testing and Neutralising Antibody Blood Test service of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), the UCN clinics also can provide the reception of the specimen. We also accept the referrals from private clinics.

We are currently adopt new formulated reagent for RT-PCR which able to screen and identify SARS-CoV-2 variants: HV69/70, Y144, E484K, N501Y, P681H.

The UCN Pathology Laboratory is in the list of Local COVID-19 nucleic acid testing institutions recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government

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*** IMPORTANT ***

Food and Health Bureau latest instruction:

For antibody test, doctor referral letter is needed and no longer issue Positive result certificate, effective on 20-Aug until further notice from FHB.

Government tightens border control measures for persons arriving at Hong Kong

Boarding and Compulsory Quarantine Arrangements for Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Places Outside China

 

Outdoor Swabs Sampling Venue

UCN Pathology Laboratory provides the swabs sampling site in outdoor platform, aiming to provide a good ventilation, spacious and keep social distancing safe area.

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Local COVID-19 testing institutions recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government

List of Recognized RT-PCR Laboratories

List of Recognized Neutralising Antibody Testing Laboratories

 

Testing Fee

The direct visiting to the pathology laboratory, nucleic acid test fee $600, neutralizing antibody blood test $400.

Health Care Voucher is available for the needs per request

$600 - Nucleic Acid Test

*$400 - Neutralising Antibody Blood Test

Notice:

  • *For antibody test, doctor referral letter is needed and no longer issue Positive result certificate, effective on 20-Aug until further notice from FHB.
  • If you request for COVID-19 related testing via UCN clinics, extra administration fees will be incurred and you may not be able to receive the same day report / certificate. For more details, please contact UCN Clinics directly.
  • UCN clinics DO NOT provide any swab sampling services.

     

    Service Time

    Monday to Friday(Close on Public Holiday)

  • Registration, sample submission or collection in the morning (09:15 - 11:00 ONLY)
  • Collecting report / certification in the afternoon

     

    Same Day Reporting

    By visiting the pathology laboratory directly for COVID-19 related testings, we can provide you the same day report / certificate.

    Details:

  • Neutralising Antibody test report collection time: 12:00 - 16:00
  • RT-PCR report at 16:00 - 18:00 on the same day of testing
  • Depending on your own purpose, you can either come to laboratory to collect original copy or request for softcopy of report / certificate (PDF version) via email
  • We will follow the guidelines from DH CHP for suspected cases, and the person’s particular and specimen will be transferred to CHP for follow-up actions. The final report will be issued after CHP’s confirmation.
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    Workflow

    1. Reserve the date of testing via online (Click Here)

    2. Come over to the laboratory on the date of testing for payment (By Cash, WeChat Pay or Alipay ONLY)

    3. Collecting report / certification in the afternoon

    Notice:

  • If you choose "Deep throat saliva" testing, please come over to the laboratory for specimen submission during 09:15 - 11:00. (Please come over to laboratory to collect the specimen collection pack prior to the date of testing. You may also consider to collect the free specimen collection pack from the government channels)
  • NO REFUNDS / NO FREE re-tests if the Deep Throat Saliva specimen contains insufficient human gene or incorrect sample in consequence of invalid results. Clients should ensure strictly adhere to the sampling guidelines provided with the test kits.
  • If you choose "Combined nasal and throat swabs (Age 6 or above)", please come over to the laboratory for specimen collection during 10:00 - 11:00.
  • For age under 6, please consult your paediatric doctor for sample collection on the date of testing and submit the sample to laboratory before 11:00.
  • For other covid-19 related testing services, please come to the laboratory during 09:15 - 11:00.
  • If the result falls into suspected case category, we will follow the guidelines from DH CHP, and the person’s particular and specimen will be transferred to CHP for follow-up actions.

     

    Online Reservation

    (Click Here) OR Scan the QR Code below:

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    Hotline

    2717 2311 (Please make reservation in advance)

     

    Other Useful Information

    Report Samples:

  • Neutralising Antibody Test
  • RT-PCR NAT Test

    Authorization letter for report collection: (Click Here)

    HKSAR Government COVID-19 Electronic Testing Record Application Form: (English Version)

    Pathology Laboratory E-mail: path@ucn.org.hk

     

    Testing for Certain Persons

    For the asymptomatic person who is specified by the HK Government
    (i)Special Target Group: Staff members of RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes, Taxi Drivers, Staff members of food industry, housing securities and cleaning services; or HK Government specified target group.
    (ii)For community supports: cross-border (Travel Air Bubble, Health Code)
    (iii)Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons

     

    Other Groups

    Other groups not specified by the HK Government, doctor referral is a must.

     

    How to Reach Pathology Laboratory

    MTR: From MTR Kwun Tong Station Exit A1 to Yue Man Square for taking Green Minibus no. 50
    Green Minibus: (Route 50) Kwun Tong (Yue Man Square)-> United Christian Hospital (Circulate Route)
                     - (Route 76A) Lam Tin (Kwong Tin Estate)-> United Christian Hospital (Circulate Route)
                     - (Route 76B) MTR (Yau Tong Station) -> United Christian Hospital (Circulate Route)
    Bus (Hip Wo Street): 11C, 11X, 13D, 13P, 13X, 23, 23M, 26M, 28B, 95M

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    Procedure For Deep Throat Saliva Self Collection

    Procedure For Deep Throat Saliva Self Collection

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    Two Nucleic Acid Testing Method Available

    RT-PCR named as Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction,the current golden standard methodology。Now we are using Seegene Korea, Allplex SARS-CoV-2 testing kit.

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    RT-LAMP named as Real-time Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification,an invented technology from Eiken Chemical, Japan. RT-LAMP launches in 2002 and now currently use in the pathology laboratory. RT-LAMP is specific for quick testing in purpose.

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    Neutralising Antibody Testing Method Available

    Neutralising Antibody Testing named as COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2) IgG Neutralising Antibody Test (Quantitative), fit for current Government plans to adjust quarantine requirements for vaccinated persons arriving at Hong Kong. Now we are using Abbott USA, Abbott, SARS-CoV-2 IgG II Quant testing kit.

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    Service Location & Time

    Pathology Laboratory

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