PCR Testing for COVID-19

At our clinic, we offer PCR tests, which use Nasopharyngeal swabs.

At our clinic, we offer PCR tests, which use Nasopharyngeal swab (a long soft-tipped nasal swab). This is called as molecular tests, using this nasal swab, are highly accurate and reliable compared to the tests which collect your saliva sample. Collecting saliva by spitting into a tube container seems much easier than the tests with nasal swabs, however, when gargling or eating and drinking flued prior to the testing are taken place, the amount of collected saliva will not be enough to show accurate data. Also, it takes a while for virus to get into your system to multiply and secreted into your saliva, it might show the test result as ‘negative’ when it is positive because the sample only shows the detection of virus at the time of collection.

We will issue the certificate of test result only when your test result shows ‘negative’. You can take influenza tests at your request, along with this molecular test when you obtain the national health insurance.

Making an appointment / Inquiry

Form (for paying at own expense) Form of inquiry

Select and click above to make an appointment or inquiry, then you will get an automated confirmation text message from us. Please check your settings of your device in order to receive the message. When getting tested with the national health insurance, please call at 072-638-2121/ 080-7009-2914 (for appointment only). Hours: 9:00~19:00 (weekdays)/ 9:00~14:00 (Saturdays)

How to collect samples;

  1. After verifying your identification, the sample collection is administered using a nasal swab, which is inserted perpendicularly into your nose until it reaches nasopharynx.

  2. The swab is left inside of your nasal cavity until it its soaked with mucus.

  3. After that, the swab will be rubbed against the cavity wall and taken out with turning motion.

Covid-19 PCR test—will be administered with national health insurance coverage when;

Patient who has referred from other clinics or public health center. *if you suspect that you might be infected prior to taking the tests, please contact your nearby public health center or see an internist in your community.

Covid-19 PCR test --- The test will not be covered by national health insurance when;

  • You have no symptoms, but anxious about Covid-19 infection.

  • You need a certification of negative test result for going abroad.

  • You need a certification of negative test result as a proof at work.

  • You need a proof of you not infected before seeing your family or friends at hospitals.

  • You want to be tested because you are in the situations where you see a lot of people.

Covid-19 PCR tests are available For whom travelling to HAWAII;

Our clinic is registered as a designated medical institute by the State of Hawaii, USA. The Covid-19 test needs to be administered within 72 hours prior to the departure from Japan. The test result needs to be filled out on a specific form, which is certified by the State of Hawaii. With this negative test result filled out on the form, you will be exempt from self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering Hawaii. (However, you will NOT be exempt of detention period when re-entering Japan.) After receiving the certificate of negative test result, you need to upload the photo of our certificate on pre-test program of State of Hawaii, and get QR code. *The information above is effective as of January 18th, 2021 and it may be subject to change. Please check the Safe on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. (MOFA)

Covid-19 PCR tests are available For whom going to China;

You need 2 kinds of certificates of negative test results (double certificates)

Certificate of COVID-19 PCR test administered within 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure.
Certificate of negative test result on sera specific IgM antibody test.

Our clinic is registered as a designated medical institute by the Chinese Embassy. We can administer both tests stated above on the same premise.

After taking both tests, and the test results are both negative, we will fill out the forms which are specified by the Chinese Government. After having the two certificates of negative test results been issued to you, you need to get ‘health code’ on your own. How to get your ‘health code’ is explained below.

For Non-Chinese

Go to website (https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/), and register your account. Choose the name of medical institute where you have taken the both of the tests at, type in your health condition and so on, then upload both of your certificates of negative test results. Chinese embassy or consulate general of China in Japan will check your information, then you are able to get the green health code of ‘HDC’.

For Chinese-nationals

After receiving the double certificates, go to WeChat mini-program on ‘Epidemic prevention health code-international version’, choose the name of the medical institute where you have taken both of the tests, type in your health condition and so on, then upload your double certificates of negative test results. Chinese embassy or consulate general in Japan will check your information, then you are able to get the green health code of ‘HS’. *The information above is effective as of January 18, 2022. The conditions of entering the country may subject to change without notice. Please check and confirm the most recent information from the HP of the Chinese embassy in Japan, and the overseas security on the HP of MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)

*Chinese embassy recommend you to upload no later than 8 pm of the previous day of your departure since the checking your information for health code might take a certain and maybe longer period of time.

STEPS TO HAVE THE PCR TEST DONE;

  1. If you have the national health insurance, please call us ahead of time to make an appointment. Tel 072-638-2121 / 080-7009-2914(for PCR test only)
    Hours: 9am-7pm (weekdays) / 9am-2pm (Saturdays)

    If you do not have the national health insurance, please fill out the form below first, then make an appointment.

  2. We will check through your form, so please wait until we contact you back.

  3. Visit our Clinic. (access)
    On the day of your appointment, go straight to the door where it says ‘PCR laboratory’. Please see the list of ‘what to bring with you on the day of your appointment.

              

    Take one sheet of questionnaire and a form of consent which are in the pocket on the door.

    Fill them out outside of the door, then ring the doorbell. We will answer the doorbell and ask who you are. Then we will be able to let you in to the PCR Lab room.

  4. We will administer the sample collection. Sample collection will take for 10 to 20 minutes.

  5. Please make payments before you leave PCR Lab room.

  6. We will inform you of the result by either phone call or e-mail. (Please check the time schedule below for when you are to receive the test result.)

  7. The certificate can be sent to you via postal mail or you can visit our clinic to receive it in person.

Time schedule for testing and the result

Sample collection days/time frame Test Results will be given Issue date of certificate
Days Time Days Time Days Time
Monday 9:00-15:00 Same day Evening Tuesday Morning
15:00-19:00 Tuesday Morning
Tuesday 9:00-15:00 Same day Evening Wednesday Morning
15:00-19:00 Wednesday Morning
Wednesday 9:00-15:00 Same day Evening Thursday Morning
15:00-19:00 Thursday Morning
Thursday 9:00-15:00 Same day Evening Friday Morning
15:00-19:00 Friday Morning
Friday 9:00-15:00 Same day Evening Saturday Morning
15:00-19:00 Saturday Morning
Saturday 9:00-14:00 Same day Evening Next Monday Morning

When sample is collected after 15:00, the test result may be received the next day.

We do not offer tests on Sundays and Holidays.
It might take more days to receive your result.
As for traveling overseas, please check your flight information before taking the PCR test.

Time schedule for testing and the result

(For those who plan to travel to China)

For whom travelling to China;You can now have the result on the same day of your testing.

Sample collection days/time frame Test Results will be given Issue date of certificate
Days Time Days Time Days Time
Monday 9:00-14:00 Same day Evening Tuesday Morning
14:00-19:00 Tuesday Morning
Tuesday 9:00-14:00 Same day Evening Wednesday Morning
14:00-19:00 Wednesday Morning
Wednesday 9:00-14:00 Same day Evening Thursday Morning
14:00-19:00 Thursday Morning
Thursday 9:00-14:00 Same day Evening Friday Morning
14:00-19:00 Friday Morning
Friday 9:00-14:00 Same day Evening Saturday Morning
14:00-19:00 Saturday Morning
Saturday 9:00-12:00 Same day Evening Next Monday Morning
12:00-14:00 Next Monday Morning

When sample is collected after 14:00, the test result may be received the next day.
When the sample collection is administered on Saturday after 12:00, you may receive the test result on Monday the next week.

We do not offer tests on Sundays and Holidays.
It might take more days to receive your result.
As for traveling overseas, please check your flight information before taking the PCR test.

Fees

When you have the national health insurance

The fees vary depending on the percentage of coverage.

Fees for PCR test;
\593 / 10% coverage
\1186/ 20% coverage
\1779 / 30% coverage

Additional fees needed upon Issuance of the certificate. (see below)
In Japanese \ 3300 (tax included)
In Chinese \5500 (tax included)
In English \5500 (tax included)

*Additional fee is required for extra certificate.

When you DO NOT HAVE the national health insurance

Please choose;

PCR testing, (which include the issue of certificate of negativity in Japanese)
\ 38500 (tax included)

PCR testing, (which include the issue of certificate of negativity,either in English or in Chinese)
\ 40700 (tax included)

*Additional fee is required for extra certificate.

For those who travel overseas except China or Hawaii

Please choose;

PCR testing, (which include the issue of certificate of negativity in Japanese)
\ 38500 (tax included)

PCR testing, (which include the issue of certificate of negativity,either in English or in Chinese)
\ 40700 (tax included)

*Additional fee is required for extra certificate.

For whom travels to Hawaii

Fees for PCR test;
\ 40700 (tax included)
\ 550 (tax included) a certified form by the state of Hawaii

*Additional fee is required for extra certificate.

For whom travels to China(fees for the certified form by Chinese government included)

Fees for PCR test;
\ 40700 (tax included)

Fees for IgM anti-body test;
\ 5500 (age 13 and above)
\ 16500 (age 0 to 12)

It is mandatory for children who travel to China to have blood sample. We might ask for parental assistance when blood sample is taken from your child.

*Additional fee is required for extra certificate.

PRC test schedules Tests can be taken; Mondays through Fridays: 9 am – 7 pm
Saturdays: 9 am – 2 pm  <reservation required>
How long does it take

It will take about 10 – 20 minutes to get it done.

About receiving your test results


When the sample is collected on Monday – Friday, you should receive the results of your test usually on the same day of sample collection, but if the sample is collected after 3 pm on any days, you will get the result the next day of sample collection. Sometimes, re-testing is needed on the very same sample thus it might take longer to have the result ready. We do not give PCR tests on Sundays or Holidays.

<For whom travels to China>
When the sample is collected on Monday – Friday, you should receive the results of your test usually on the same day of sample collection, but if the sample is collected after 2 pm on any days, you will get the result the next day of sample collection. When sample is collected on Saturday, you will receive the result on Monday the next week. Sometimes, re-testing is needed on the very same sample thus it might take longer to have the result ready. We do not give PCR tests on Sundays or Holidays.

*For whom travels to China,time schedule written above differs as the lab testing is outsourced.

How to receive your test result We will contact you by phone call or via e-mail only when your test result if ‘negative’. You can visit our clinic to receive the certificate of negative test result in person, or you can have it sent to you by postal service. (Postal service fee is \ 550.)

If your test result if positive, we will call the public health office first. After they receive a phone call from us, they will contact you directly. Please follow the instructions of the public health office.


 ⇒  Follow-ups(PDF 277KB)
 ⇒  Follow-ups(For whom going to China;)(PDF 281KB)

What to bring at the time of PCR test  
  • National health insurance card (if you want the insurance coverage for your payment)
  • Photo Identification card (Driver’s license/Passport/my-number card with photo) *if planning to go overseas, please bring flight tickets for verifying the flight schedule.
  • The letter of reference from other medical office (if you have it)
*Please wear a mask when visiting our clinic. *Please bring a ball-point pen (to minimize the possibility of infection)

If you have access to internet, you can download the medical questionnaire and the form of consent, fill them out and bring the documents with you at the time of appointment.

 ⇒  Questionnaire (PDF 315KB)      Form of consent (PDF 765KB)

For going to China

 ⇒  Questionnaire (PDF 315KB)     Form of consent (PDF 1.12MB)

NOTICE
  • PCR test result is NOT 100% accurate. A negative test result means you probably didn’t have COVID-19 at the time you took your test. However, it is possible to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 but not have enough virus in your body to be detected by the test. For example, this many happen if you recently became infected but you didn’t have symptoms, yet; or it could happen if you have had COVID-19 for more than a week before being tested. Keep in mind that a negative test result doesn’t mean you are safe for any length of time. You can be exposed to COVID-19 after your test, get infected and spread the SARS-Cov-2 virus to others.
  • When your test result is positive, we are obligated to report to the public health office. We will contact the public health office and share your private information (name, address, phone number and so on) with the office.
  • When planning to go overseas, please confirm the information of the ministry of foreign affairs of Japan as well as the embassy of the country of your destination. The information may subject to change at any time, so frequent confirmation may be needed in order to get up-to-date condition of travelling overseas.
  • The certificate of negative test result does not guarantee your entry to other countries or exempt of self-quarantine period. We are NOT liable for your entry to the country of your destination under any circumstances.
  • We outsource the lab test for whom travelling to China.
  • If you are travelling to China, we will share your information with the Consulate of China.

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HOW TO MAKE PAYMENTS

When you have the national health insurance card, we accept the payment in cash only.

When you do not have the national health insurance card, you can use;

Credit card

(VISA / Mastercard / American Express ) – JCB is not accepted

Electronic money

(ID / Quickpay / Paypay / ALIPAY)

Prepaid Transportation card

(ICOCA / SUGOCA / nimoca / hayakaken / Suica / PASMO / Kitaca / manaca / toica)

PITAPA is NOT accepted.
The payment is NOT refundable when made by prepaid transportation card.

Access

by train

Hankyu Ibaraki-shi station

Adjacent to Ibaraki-shi station Hankyu Kyoto Line.

JR Ibaraki Station

Hankyu bus and Kintetsu bus (about ten minutes)
taxi (about five minutes)
On foot from JR Ibaraki Station of coming (about 20 minutes)

By car

About ten minutes from Ibaraki I.C.please use the nearby municipal parking lot.

外来診療時間

月-金曜
9:00-12:00
17:00-20:00
土曜
9:00-12:00

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2021年8月16日より当面の間、初診の方及びご予約のない方の夜診の受付時間を19:30までとさせていただきます

日曜・祝日
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月-金曜
9:00-20:00
土曜
9:00-15:00

リハビリテーション

月-金曜
9:00-12:00
13:00-16:30
17:00-20:00
土曜・日曜
9:00-12:00
13:00-16:30

所在地

〒567-0829
大阪府茨木市双葉町10-1
茨木東阪急ビル1F

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