Here, we explain the characteristics of the COVID-19 PCR test at our clinic and how we deal with people who have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19.
The PCR test that we offer is based on the RT-PCR test method using saliva samples.
Our partner laboratories have reported that the Thai government recommends a PCR test using nasal mucous membrane samples instead of this test method for determining the possibility of infection with COVID-19 among the following groups of close contacts (Table: Group 1).
>>Table: Translation of the definition of a close contact<<
*those who met with an infected person in a closed space.
*those who sat with an infected person within arm's reach (approximately 1 m) for more than 15 minutes.
*those who had a conversation with an infected person within arm's reach (approximately 1 m) for more than 5 minutes without a mask.
*those who were coughed or sneezed on or touched the hand of an infected person without any infection prevention and control.
This is a part of the Thai government's policy to prevent the spread of infection throughout the Kingdom of Thailand.
Following this policy, our clinic is unable to accept tests for people among Group 1, which is considered to have a high possibility of infection.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
If you are not listed above, please contact us using the form below.
*Appointment page: https://blez-clinic.com/en/covid-pcr-test-appointment-form/
[April 19, 2021]