SARS-CoV-2 virus detection test (COVID-19 disease)
The OLYMPION General Clinic performs tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus as well as the seasonal Influenza, on daily basis, in competely safe conditions for both, the examinee and the staff, in especially designed areas, without waiting and without the examinee coming in contact with other people.
More specifically, in the modern facilities of the OLYMPION General Clinic, the following exams are carried out:
Test for SARS-CoV-2 virus
- Molecular detection by PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) for SARS-CoV-2 virus by specialized and experienced personnel. It is a molecular method and is considered the most suitable, given the very high sensitivity and excellent specificity in samples of the upper or the lower respiratory tract. The exam is performed by taking a nasal or nasopharyngeal smear. It is painless and the results are given within a few hours.
- The Rapid Antigen Detection Test (Ag) for SARS-CoV-2 virus is a rapid antigen detection test based on the immunochromatography method. It is a qualitative detection of the SARS-CoV-2 antigen. it is performed from the first days of possible human infection with the virus whether there are symptoms or not. Human nasopharyngeal or oral pharyngeal specimens are taken from health professionals. Diagnostic sensitivity as well as its specificity depend on the viral load. At high to medium viral load the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity reach 97.6% and 99% respectively.
- Antibody Serological Test for SARS-COV-2. The method is used to quantify the total antibodies (Total Ab IgM + IgG) as well as the IgG Antibodies. It is used as a screening test in order to contribute to the diagnosis of possible recent or past SARS-COV-2 infection, with the sensitivity of the method reaching approximately 95%.
According to no. 130022 / 7-12-2020 JMC "Determination of maximum prices for the sale of goods and services, due to the emergency situation caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic" (Government Gazette 5387 / b / 7-12-2020), the prices for the SARS-CoV-2 virus detection tests are configured as follows:
Coronavirus antigen detection test (Rapid test)
|Provision of services & sampling (sample analysis, etc.) for the antigen detection test (COVID 19 Ag Rapid test)||10€|
Coronary molecular detection test (PCR test)
|Provision of services (sample analysis, etc.) for the corona detection test with the molecular control method PCR||35€|
|Sampling for the coron detection test with the molecular control method PCR||12€|
Seasonal Influenza Test
- Seasonal Influenza Test (type A and B). The patient receives a nasal swab. It is performed by the method of immunochromatography for the detection of the antigen against the virus.
All the tests are performed according to strict protocols and only by appointment in order to avoid overcrowding. For further information, please call: (+30) 2610 464000, (+30) 2611 100600.