SAHZU currently offers two types of COVID-19 tests: COVID-19 nucleic acid test and COVID-19 anti-body blood test.
COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test: The test analyzes one's upper respiratory specimen, looking for signs of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It is the gold standard test for diagnosing COVID-19. SAHZU uses throat swab to take the upper respiratory specimen.
COVID-19 IgG+IgM Antibody Test: COVID-19 antibody testing is a blood test that's done to find out if the patient has had a recent or past infection with SARS-CoV-2. IgM and IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are generally detectable in blood several days after initial infection, although the duration of time antibodies are present post-infection is not well characterized. Individuals may have detectable virus present for several weeks following seroconversion.
*Please note that all COVID-19 tests have to be paid out of pocket.
How to schedule a test
International Medicine Dept.: Patients can make an appointment with the International Medicine Department. Doctors at the Department will order you a nucleic acid test and/or IgG+IgM antibody test on the day of your consultation.
Phone Mini-program: Patients can make an appointment with Covid-19 test by themselves on the SAHZU mini-program on Alipay. Please first make sure that you have registered with SAHZU before and has the SAHZU medical record number. If not, please visit the hospital and register on-site. Patients can come directly for the sampling at SAHZU campuses after the appointment and the payment on the mini-program with no need to book the exact date.
On-Campus: Patients can also choose to make an appointment with COVID-19 test on the hospital campus. (see locations )
a) Counter: For patients who visit SAHZU for the first time, they should register at the Comprehensive Service Center first for their SAHZU medical file. After being given a SAHZU Medical Record Number, they can register for the COVID-19 testing.
b) Self-service kiosk: For patients who have visited SAHZU before and have had the SAHZU medical card, they could use the self-kiosks on the hospital campus to register for a COVID-19 test by themselves.
*Please note that all patients have to have a green health code and a normal travel code to enter the hospital. Patients who fail the COVID-19 screening are declined to register for the COVID-19 testing and are suggested to visit the SAHZU Fever Clinic.
Sampling Time and Location
How long to have the result: Test report usually will be issued in 6-10 hours after sampling.
When to have the report: Please refer to the sampling notice; In case of instrument failure, national holidays and other reasons, the time to issue the report may be extended.
Where to have the report:
Self-service kiosks in the northern hall on the 1st floor of Bldg. 9: 8 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM Saturday and Sunday
Self-service kiosks in front of Emergency Laboratory on the 2nd floor of Emergency Center: 24/7
Please use the self-service kiosks with the sampling notice.
Self-service kiosks on the 1st and 2nd floor of Bldg. 1 (Outpatient Bldg.): 8 AM to 5 PM Monday to Saturday