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COVID-19 Deep Throat Saliva Nucleic Acid Test (RT-PCR Test)

In the light of COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong has become a city filled with anxiety and fear towards COVID-19 infection, and some of the people do not even acknowledge that they may have already contracted with COVID-19. Taking PT-PCR test would be one of the feasible measures to identify the probabilities of infection. There are 3 possible sampling methods for undergoing PT-PCR test, including (1) Deep Throat Saliva Sampling, (2) Nasal Swab Sampling and (3) Combined Throat and Nasal Swab Sampling. All the 3 methods will be proceeded by extracting specimen of the specific secretions, and data could be retrieved after performing PT-PCR tests. Considering the distinct accuracy in the test results, MediFast Hong Kong is launching theCOVID-19 Deep Throat Saliva RT-PCR Test for the general public, which most people could undergo the tests themselves.
Product Code: COVID-19 (local Use)
HK$550.00
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How to take the COVID-19 Deep Throat Saliva RT-PCR Test?

It is not particularly difficult to perform the Deep Throat Saliva RT-PCR Test. No additional apparatuses are required, the test can be done by anybody at anytime, anywhere. After receiving the test kit, the specimen can be collected when you wake up and before tooth brushing, and should be submitted to the centres at the specified time. Electronic copy of the laboratory report will be issued by email after approximately 2 working days.

Who are eligible for COVID-19 Deep Throat Saliva RT-PCR Test?

Basically, COVID-19 Deep Throat Saliva RT-PCR Test is available for all individuals, and whoever facing the fears of being infected. There are studies proving its accuracy and precision to be reaching over 90%. Dissimilar with the 2 alternative methods for sampling, it is seemingly more comfortable and much easier to proceed, as well as doing individually. However, for those who are not easy to obtain the deep throat saliva sample, it is recommended to consult the doctor in order to opt for a better option. Meanwhile, it is recommended to seek for medical attention and assistance at hospital directly for any person who:

  1. Has travelled abroad in the past 14 days
  2. Has been in close contact with any person who is confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 infection
  3. Has respiratory symptoms in the past 14 days

For any individual who aims to conduct the test for departure or travel purpose, it is recommended to contact the relevant departments and comprehend the requirements in advance, to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings.

Why is COVID-19 Deep Throat Saliva RT-PCR Test so necessary?

At present, the COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong is still volatile, which means every preventive measure should be taken to avoid community outbreak. Other than personal hygienic practices, risk management should also be deployed to serve the purpose of gaining better control over the pandemic, which means to offer voluntary testing for any individual, who does not have significant symptoms but with potential risks, or those who have mild symptoms.