Antigen Lateral Flow Rapid Test for COVID-19
Rapid Lateral Flow Antigen Covid-19 testing is now available at CM Mediclinic in Chiang Mai with a quick nasopharyngeal swab antigen test costing only 700 baht. The COVID-19 Ag rapid lateral flow test device is an in vitro diagnostic rapid test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen(Ag) with results provided to our patients within a few hours. The antigen nasal swab test is currently being used worldwide by some governments and other organisations to test for COVID-19, although it is generally less sensitive than real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction tests (RT-PCR) and other NAATS for detecting the presence of viral nucleic acid. If you need a fit-to-fly certificate then please confirm with your airline if an antigen test can be used or whether our Covid-19 PCR Swab Test is required. PLEASE NOTE CM MEDICLINIC WILL BE PROVIDING THE RESULTS BY EMAIL WITH HARD COPY RESULTS AND FIT TO FLY CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR LATER COLLECTION, as we require a quick patient turnaround within our clinic environment and will not allow patients to wait onsite.
IMPORTANTIF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A CURRENT INFECTION OR ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS THEN PLEASE STAY AT HOME AND CONTACT US FOR FURTHER ADVICE AND INFORMATION ON OUR FAST TRACK PCR COVID TEST IN CHIANG MAI. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING THE ANTIGEN TEST IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, AS A NEGATIVE RESULT DOES NOT RULE OUT INFECTION, A PCR TEST IS REQUIRED FOR HIGHER ACCURACY. IF YOU TEST POSITIVE USING THE ANTIGEN TEST YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE A PCR TEST TO CONFIRM THE RESULT.
OUR COVID-19 SCREENING SERVICE IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AND TAKES PLACE OUTSIDE THE FRONT OF OUR CLINIC. THE TESTING IS AVAILABLE AT SPECIFIC TIMES ONLY, THIS IS TO IMPLEMENT AND ENSURE COMPREHENSIVE, SAFE SANITISATION OF OUR TESTING ZONE ENABLING A CONTINUED SAFE ZONE TO ALL PATIENTS. FURTHER DETAILS OF THE TESTING PROCEDURE WILL BE CONFIRMED BY EMAIL PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.
If you have any questions on our coronavirus Covid-19 screening in Chiang Mai and our testing procedures, then please contact us. You can book your Covid-19 test now online or call us on 0805 362362.