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COVID-19 antigen rapid test (ART), real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), pre-departure test (PDT), via nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) or deep throat saliva (DTS), and serology testing are available here at Shim Clinic.

Please call the Healthcare Institution (HCI) ahead to book an appointment for your swab and to confirm the operating hours once you have obtained approval. HCIs will turn away travelers without approval for a pre-departure swab. You are responsible for checking your testing timeframe, based on your destination country’s requirement.

The accepted age group is from 13 and up.

Only select destination countries allow DTS to be used for COVID-19 real-time RT-PCR testing.


Pricing

The total price for the COVID-19 ART (antigen rapid test) is SG$48/=. The total turnaround time is about 1 hour.

The total price for the non-express COVID-19 real-time RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) PDT (pre-departure test) is SG$110/=. The total turnaround time is about 12-18 hours.

The total price for the express COVID-19 real-time RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) PDT (pre-departure test) is SG$298/=. The total turnaround time is about 3-6 hours.


COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART)

Kits that we use for the COVID-19 ART:


COVID-19 Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCT) Test

As the COVID-19 pre-departure test (PDT) is time-sensitive, email [email protected] the following items ahead of time for pre-registration:

  1. Passport image:
  2. NRIC or work pass image front & back:
  3. Email address:
  4. Mobile phone number:
  5. Local Singapore address:
  6. The testing window is referenced to the date & time of: [departure] or [arrival]
  7. Departure or arrival in Singapore date & time:
  8. The testing window is: [72 hours] or [48 hours]

Note: For the testing window timeframe, some countries take reference to the departure time, whereas some other countries take reference to the destination arrival time. You are responsible to check on this.

From the following table, look up your departure or arrival day of the week & time. Then determine when you need to appear at the clinic for the swab to be done.

Lookup when to appear at the clinic for 72 hours PDT
Departure or arrival day of the week in Singapore time
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Departure
or
arrival
time in
Singapore
time
0000H-0859H Fr 0900H Sa 1900H Su 1900H Mo 0900H Tu 0900H We 0900H Th 0900H
0900H-1359H corresponding
Fr 0900H-1359H
Sa 1900H Su 1900H corresponding
Mo 0900H-1359H
corresponding
Tu 0900H-1359H
corresponding
We 0900H-1359H
corresponding
Th 0900H-1359H
1400H-1859H Fr 1900H Sa 1900H Su 1900H Mo 1900H Tu 1900H We 1900H Th 1900H
1900H-2359H Sa 1900H Su 1900H Mo 0900H Tu 0900H We 0900H Th 0900H Fr 0900H

Note: If you are scheduled to appear at the clinic at 1900H, please appear on time, and immediately let the counter know. The specimen dispatch rider has a cutoff time of 2000H for accepting samples.

Upon appearing at the clinic, there is a “Patient Risk Profile Portal” QR code to scan which will lead to a landing page. Select . This will lead you to a “DECLARATION FORM” to fill out. It is important you ensure that what you enter is accurate, as this data will be sent directly, and will appear on the Ministry of Health digital certificate emailed to you later. This will then be used at your destination by the immigration officers to clear you for entry into the country.

The lab results will be sent to you via email. It will be verified as issued by healthcerts.moh.gov.sg indicating that the:

  • Document has been issued
  • Document has not been tampered
  • Document’s issuer has been identified

It will be a “MEMO ON RT-PCR RESULT” which will include two QR codes for:

  • Offline QR Verification (EU DCC-compatible)
  • Online QR verification

If you would still like a paper printout, you can print it out on your own. Or you may drop by the clinic for us to print one out for you.

WhatsApp us at https://wa.me/6586687446 if you have any further inquires.


COVID-19 Serology Test

For the serology testing, you may just walk in. No appointments are necessary.

COVID-19 Testing
CODE TEST / PROFILE TaT* SPECIMEN PRICE
COVID2 COVID-19 PCR Test 10–12 hours Nasopharyngeal Swab in UTM $72
EXPCOV COVID-19 PCR Test (Express) 3 hours Nasopharyngeal Swab in UTM $260
SALCOV COVID-19 PCR Test using DTS 10–12 hours Deep Throat Saliva $72
SALEXP COVID-19 PCR Test using DTS (Express) 3 hours Deep Throat Saliva $260
CNA COVID-19 Serology Test (Quantitative) (cPass™ SARS-COV-2 Neutralizing Antibody) Next Working Day 6P $70
COQ COVID-19 Serology Test (Quantitative) (SARS-COV-2 Anti-S Total IgM and IgG Antibody) Next Working Day 6P $50

TaT* – Turnaround Time is in working days.
Price(s) are raw lab costs in SG$, subject to GST, service charge, procedure fees, consumables and consultation.

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