Testing for SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can limit further transmission. Testing is an important component to control coronavirus. Make your Corona test in one of our test centers. Our trained staff performs the tests under the highest quality and hygiene standards.
Test result from approx. 15 minutes
Take your Antigen Test at our Corona Test Centers.
The course of the Antigen testing takes only a few minutes and is straightforward and fast. The smear is taken directly on site by our staff on the Corona virus its antigens (protein fragments), so there is no need to send to a laboratory for this SARS-CoV-2 antigen needed. You will receive immediate feedback as the test result usually transmitted digitally in 15 to 30 minutes.
Book an appointment online for your rapid antigen test.
Please bring your ID card and your own pen to your appointment.
The swab for the test procedure is taken at the test center.
The test result is provided to you electronically via the appropriate portal, and handwritten on site.
No, please do not come to us at the testing centers nor go to work or take public transportation if you have symptoms. Please contact the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians or your general practitioner. In case of worse symptoms please call 112.
The sample is taken by swabbing the mucous membrane via the throat or nose from the posterior wall of the nose/throat. The swab collection only takes a few seconds.
For rapid antigen tests, the result is usually available within 15-30 minutes. With the PCR test, the result is usually available within 48 hours, but usually sooner.
The result is provided to you electronically via the appropriate portal and handwritten on site.
The report is available in English for both the PCR test and the rapid antigen test if you have registered at Medicus and have been tested at a testing center.
No. You can visit the test centers once a week.
No, the test is only suitable for detecting the virus and does not allow any conclusions to be made about previous illnesses.
In very rare cases, the test may show an invalid result. In this case you can repeat the test free of charge.
A negative rapid antigen test is not a guarantee that you are not carrying the virus afterall because it is not maximally accurate. The result of a rapid antigen test is only a snapshot and may already differ after a short time.
PCR tests are the “gold standard” among corona tests. Samples are taken by medical personnel – the evaluation is performed in laboratories.
Rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 work on a similarly to pregnancy tests. They can only be performed by trained personnel – for this purpose, a nasal or throat swab is taken, similar to the PCR test. However, in comparison to the PCR tests, the evaluation takes place directly on site. A digital test result is created here.
Self-tests are intended to be used by private individuals. Therefore sampling and evaluation must be correspondingly simple. The test can be done, for example, via a nasal swab or saliva. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices together with the Paul Ehrlich Institute for Quality review the validity and approval of the tests.
The self-tests have a higher error rate compared to the PCR tests. Therefore, a PCR test should/must always be done for confirmation after each positive self-test!
PCR tests – the “gold standard” – continue to be used, for example, to clarify whether a person with symptoms is infected with SARS-CoV-2. Rapid antigen tests are currently used in nursing homes, hospitals or schools to test staff or residents on a regular basis. From now on, all citizens are to be tested once a week with a rapid antigen test at Berlin’s test-to-go sites or test centers. As of the 8th of March the federal government will cover the costs. Self-tests can provide additional security in specific situations in everyday life – for example, during a private visit or perspectively before a visit to the theater or cinema. If a rapid antigen test or self-test is positive, the result must be confirmed by PCR testing and all other precautions must be taken.
The major test centers can be visited without booking an appointment in advance. You can find a free appointment in the small test centers at the menu item “Book appointment”.
The rapid antigen test is free of charge and you do not need to take a health insurance card with you.
Medicus is a free enterprise company dedicated to monitoring one’s health through apps and other technologies. The service provider of the Senate for Health, Care and Equality for Corona testing, 21Dx GmbH, has developed Medicus, an online registration platform, which enables you to perform the tests in the senate testing stations more smoothly. Here, QR codes are assigned to you and to the samples taken, which guarantee a clear assignment. The use of the Medicus offer of 21DX GmbH is voluntary and a Corona Test can also be performed without a registration with Medicus.