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PCR TEST: 19 500 FT 13 999 FT

Replaces quarantine. Fastest detection.

PCR tests can detect if someone is infected at an earlier stage than any other test and are more sensitive than antigen tests, which is why it is the only type of testaccepted for travel, work, or as an alternative to quarantine.

If you already experience severe symptoms (fever, malaise, muscle aches, severe weakness, coughing, shortness of breath), you should still opt for a PCR test, but please call your GP firstso that they can follow procedure.

PCR is also the right option if you have already had Covid-19 but have been asymptomatic for up to 14 days and want to make sure you are no longer infectious.

Important: due to external reporting obligations, in some cases we may ask you to provide evidence that you have submitted the correct information (social security number or other identifier) when booking your appointment. If you cannot or do not wish to show such proof, unfortunately we will not be able to carry out the test!

How does it work?

PCR is a polymerase chain reaction test that detects the RNA of the virus.

How are samples collected?

In each case, samples are collected from two sources: the mucous membrane of the nose and of the pharynx (or colloquially, the throat). Sampling takes a few seconds. in both areas, and while there may be some discomfort, it is not painful.

What do I need to know before testing?

Please do not visit the clinic if you are ill: we do not vaccinate or perform tests on ill patients. It is important that you do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum in the last 3 hours before sampling. You should also not brush your teeth, rinse your mouth – even with clean water – or use a candy mint or other breath freshener.

What happens if I am unable to show up or if I am late?

If you let us know latest by the working day before your appointment that you won’t make it (for example, because you feel unwellor have a temperature), we willre-book your appointment free of charge. However, if you miss an appointment without prior notice, we will unfortunately not be able to refund the fees paid in advance. If no advance payment has been made, we still reserve the right to charge 50% of the requested items.
If you miss your appointment by more than 30 minutes, testing will be carried out depending on traffic, meaning you may have to wait longer..

How and when will I get my result?

The PCR test results will be sent to you by e-mail, normally within 24 hours, in Hungarian, English, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Danish, Estonian, Spanish, Finnish, French, Croatian, Italian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish, Slovak, Turkish or Ukrainian. If you receive the test after the above time limit, we will issue a full refund, unless it is a holiday or if the lab requires special tests for your sample and that is the reason for the delay. You will of course be notified of such requirements and no extra charge will be made for the additional tests.

Do I need one or two tests?

The disadvantage of the PCR test is that it does not detect 100 per cent of the cases, so if you want to be sure, it is recommended to retake the test at least 48 hours apart. Two negative tests are required to replace quarantine, as well as in most official cases (see next question for more details).

How and when can I end self-isolation?

To be exempted from self-isolation, you must present two negative tests with at least 48 hours between the two tests and with no more than 5 days passing since the result. Results are to be sent by e-mail to the competent district or regional pandemic agency. The agency will then send its resolution on the exemption by e-mail, and only then can you end self-isolation or take the red warning sticker off the door. This means that negative test results issued by us do not in themselves exempt you from quarantine.

When should I also get another type of test with the PCR test(s)?

If you had symptoms that started 8-14 days before the PCR test, then even if the PCR result is negative, you may want to get tested for antibodies to see whether you have been ill or if the symptoms were caused by something other than Covid-19 and you have not been infected at all. This may be important for the people you met recently: if the antibody test is also negative, they do not have to worry that they may have caught the disease from you.

What other practical information do I need about PCR testing at the International Vaccination Centre?
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  • The accuracy of the information submitted is the responsibility of the patient: if the information you submitted does not match the personal data on the ID card presented at the test, we will unfortunately not be able to perform the test. Once issued, certain result sheets are not eligible for modification.
  • Appointments are not transferable, and we do not perform tests on more than one person at any given booked appointment.
  • We assume responsibility for sending the result by email, which this does not include responsibility any technical issues that may be caused by the recipient or their email provider or a third party.
  • If we are unable to carry out testing due to the patient's fault, for example, if you do not comply with the requirement to avoid eating in the last 3 hours before the test, we do not refund the test fees.
  • We also reserve the right to charge you retrospectively for any discount unlawfully claimeds in connection with the test, and to refuse to carry out test for any reason without citing a cause.
  • We accept cancellations up to the evening before the test. If you fail to show up to your booked appointment and you have not informed us beforehand, we reserve the right to charge 50% of the price of the ordered products.



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ICHROMA™ PoC ANTIBODY TEST: HUF 11,000

It shows whether you have been infected and how well your body is reacting to the vaccine.

An antibody test, also known as a serological test, is recommended if the patient has been asymptomatic for at least 14 days, i.e., when PCR testing will not detect an infection. It is the test of choice when there are no symptoms whatsoever at any stage, but the patient wants to know if he or she has perhaps been infected earlier.

If you wish to receive an immunity certificate, please follow the steps below.

How does it work?

Antibody tests detect antibodies produced against the virus from a blood sample.

POC (Point of Care) tests are laboratory tests that can be performed immediately at the point of care (doctor's office, emergency room, and even in an ambulance vehicle).

It has the advantage of providing immediate results from a small sample (TAT: within 1 to 10 minutes, occasionally 15 minutes).

What do I need to know before testing?

There are no restrictions whatsoever for antibody testing: it is not required to have an empty stomach, and you can also drink beforehand. However, if possible, please take any medication that you may be needing on the day of the test after the sampling.

What happens if I am unable to show up or if I am late?

If you let us know latest by the working day before your appointment that you won’t make it (for example, because you feel unwell or have a temperature), we will re-book your appointment free of charge. However, if you miss an appointment without prior notice, we will unfortunately not be able to refund the fees paid in advance. If no advance payment has been made, we still reserve the right to charge 50% of the requested items.
If you miss your appointment by more than 30 minutes, testing will be carried out depending on traffic, meaning you may have to wait longer.

How and when will I get my result?

The antibody test results will be sent to you by e-mail, normally within 15 minutes, in Hungarian, English, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Danish, Estonian, Spanish, Finnish, French, Croatian, Italian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish, Slovak, Turkish or Ukrainian.

Do I need one or two tests?

If you have been verifiably infected and only want to know your antibody levels, a single test should be sufficient. If you are almost certain that you had the disease, although this has never been confirmed by a positive test, you may want to get a second antibody test if the result is negative to be certain beyond any doubt. In this case, you should wait at least 5 days before a second test.

How and when can I end self-isolation?

This type of test is not an accepted alternative for quarantine; if you are getting tested for that purpose, please choose the PCRPCR test.

When should I also get another type of test with the antibody testing?

If you have had symptoms that started 8-14 days before the testing date, then even if your PCR result is negative, you may want to get tested for antibodies to see whether you have been ill or if the symptoms were caused by something other than Covid-19 and you have not been infected at all. This may be important for the people you met recently: if the antibody test is also negative, they do not have to worry that they may have caught the disease from you.

What other practical information do I need about antibody testing at the International Vaccination Centre?

  • The accuracy of the information submitted is the responsibility of the patient: if the information you submitted does not match the personal data on the ID card presented at the test, we will unfortunately not be able to perform the test. Once issued, certain result sheets are not eligible for modification.
  • Appointments are not transferable, and we do not perform tests on more than one person at any given booked appointment.
  • We assume responsibility for sending the result by email, which this does not include responsibility any technical issues that may be caused by the recipient or their email provider or a third party.
  • We also reserve the right to charge you retrospectively for any discount unlawfully claimed in connection with the test, and to refuse to carry out test for any reason without citing a cause.



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ICHROMA™ ANTIGEN TEST: HUF 12,800

If you want to test for a current infection and time is of the essence

Antigen tests are highly sensitive with an accuracy almost matching PCR tests, and usually deliver results within 15 minutes, so they are recommended when time is of the essence. If you get infected, a PCR test will confirm it a few days earlier than the antigen test described herein, therefore it is common practice to request both at the same time: this way the first result is quickly available, and you get a more nuanced picture the next day when the PCR is ready.

How does it work?

We use a Korean antigen PoC lab test that uses fluorescent technique for the swift detection of current virus presence.

How are samples collected?

In each case, samples are collected from the mucous membrane of the nose. Sampling takes a few seconds, and while there may be some discomfort, it is not painful.

What do I need to know before testing?s

Please do not visit the clinic if you are ill: we do not vaccinate or perform tests on ill patients. It is important that you do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum in the last 3 hours before sampling. You should also not brush your teeth, rinse your mouth – even with clean water – or use a candy mint or other breath freshener.

What happens if I am unable to show up or if I am late?

If you let us know latest by the working day before your appointment that you won’t make it (for example, because you feel unwell or have a temperature), we will re-book your appointment free of charge. However, if you miss an appointment without prior notice, we will unfortunately not be able to refund the fees paid in advance. If no advance payment has been made, we still reserve the right to charge 50% of the requested items.
If you miss your appointment by more than 30 minutes, testing will be carried out depending on traffic, meaning you may have to wait longer.

How and when will I get my result?

The antigen test results will be sent to you by e-mail, normally within 15 minutes, in Hungarian, English, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Danish, Estonian, Spanish, Finnish, French, Croatian, Italian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish, Slovak, Turkish or Ukrainian.

Do I need one or two tests?

If you have no symptoms but you still test positive and want to be absolutely sure, you may want to get a PCR test after the antigen test. Regardless of symptoms, you may also want to get a PCR test after the antigen test if you want to be as sure as possible of the result and the antigen test was negative.

How and when can I end self-isolation?

This type of test is not an accepted alternative for quarantine; if you are getting tested for that purpose, please choose the PCR test.

When should I also get another type of test with the antigen test?

Antigen tests are regularly used in combination with antibody tests when time is of the essence and the patient requires a nuanced understanding, since both tests produce a result within 15 minutes and the former shows any current infection and the latter any past infections.
If the antigen test is positive but the antibody test is negative, it is most likely that you have been infected recently; if it is the other way round, you likely had been infected but are now healthy and no longer infectious.

What other practical information do I need about antigen testing at the International Vaccination Centre?

  • The accuracy of the information submitted is the responsibility of the patient: if the information you submitted does not match the personal data on the ID card presented at the test, we will unfortunately not be able to perform the test. Once issued, certain result sheets are not eligible for modification.
  • Appointments are not transferable, and we do not perform tests on more than one person at any given booked appointment.
  • We assume responsibility for sending the result by email, which this does not include responsibility any technical issues that may be caused by the recipient or their email provider or a third party.
  • If we are unable to carry out testing due to the patient's fault, for example, if you do not comply with the requirement to avoid eating in the last 3 hours before the test, we do not refund the test fees.
  • We also reserve the right to charge you retrospectively for any discount unlawfully claimed in connection with the test, and to refuse to carry out test for any reason without citing a cause.



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