Rapid test

Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test and PCR test

At the ABC Medical Center we provide you and your family with the rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test and the PCR test, available at Campus Santa Fe in the Clinical Laboratory and Campus Observatorio in our rapid test laboratory located in basement 1 of the ABC Cancer Center.

SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test: $935 pesos (VAT included)

PCR test: $2,940 pesos (VAT included)

Where is the rapid SARS-CoV-2antigen test and PCR performed?

Campus Observatorio

We have available the rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test and the PCR test in our rapid test laboratory located in basement 1 of the ABC Cancer Center, before going, take the following precautions:

  • Our rapid test laboratory located in basement 1 of the ABC Cancer Center.
  • Hours of attention from 8 to 20h, Monday to Sunday.
  • No appointment is required.
  • No prescription is required.
  • You must respect social distancing measures and the use of face masks.
  • Subject to availability.
  • For more information you can contact us at 55 5230 3702

Campus Observatorio:

We have available the rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test and the PCR test in our rapid test laboratory located in basement 1 of the ABC Cancer Center, before going, take the following precautions:

  • Our rapid test laboratory located in basement 1 of the ABC Cancer Center
  • Hours of attention from 8 to 20h, Monday to Sunday.
  • No appointment is required.
  • No prescription is required.
  • You must respect social distancing measures and the use of face masks.
  • Subject to availability.
  • For more information you can contact us at 55 5230 3702

Campus Santa Fe

We have the rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test and PCR available directly in our Laboratory, before going, take the following precautions:

  • Our Clinical Laboratory is located in the Central Tower.
  • Hours of attention from 7 to 21h, Monday to Sunday.
  • No appointment is required.
  • No prescription is required.
  • You must respect social distancing measures and the use of face masks.
  • Subject to availability.
  • For more information you can contact us at 55 5230 3702

Differences Between Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test and PCR Test

Differences Between Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test and PCR Test

Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test

Type of sample: Nasopharyngeal
Sensitivity: 98%
Delivery time: 60 min
What does it detect?
Presence of certain proteins of the virus structure
Active disease
Availability: For all the public

PCR Test

Type of sample: Nasopharyngeal and pharyngeal
Sensitivity: 99%
Delivery time: 24- 48 h
What does it detect?
Presence of the genetic material of SARS-CoV-2
Active disease
Availability: Inpatients at Centro Médico ABC

When is it advisable to get tested?

  • Who have COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, tiredness, or shortness of breath.
  • Who have no symptoms but have had close contact with someone who tested positive or suspected of having the virus within the first 10 days.
  • Indicated by a doctor or health professional.

When is it advisable to get tested?

  • Who have COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, tiredness, or shortness of breath.
  • Who have no symptoms but have had close contact with someone who tested positive or suspected of having the virus within the first 10 days.
  • Indicated by a doctor or health professional.

How is the rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test performed?

The SARS CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific SARS-CoV-2 antigens present in the human nasopharynx.

What do your results mean?

If your result is positive

Take appropriate steps to take care of yourself and avoid spreading the virus to others.

1. Stay at home
Do not go out unless you need medical attention. Most cases are mild and can be recovered at home.

2. Keep in touch with your doctor

3. Watch your symptoms
Contact your doctor if they get worse or if you have any questions.

If your result
is positive

Take appropriate steps to take care of yourself and avoid spreading the virus to others.

1. Stay at home
Do not go out unless you need medical attention. Most cases are mild and can be recovered at home.

2. Keep in touch with your doctor

3. Watch your symptoms
Contact your doctor if they get worse or if you have any questions.

If your result is negative

Even though you are healthy, do not let your guard down and keep taking care of yourself.

1
This means that you have probably not been infected with the COVID-19 virus.

2
A false negative test result can occur depending on when the test was done.

3
Even if your results are negative, you can become infected in the future, so it is important to follow the rules for physical distancing, use of a mask and hand washing to avoid any possible transmission.

4
Perhaps your doctor recommends repeating the test if you continue to have symptoms or perform PCR for COVID-19.

If your result is negative

Even though you are healthy, do not let your guard down and keep taking care of yourself.

1 This means that you have probably not been infected with the COVID-19 virus.

2 A false negative test result can occur depending on when the test was done.

3 Even if your results are negative, you can become infected in the future, so it is important to follow the rules for physical distancing, use of a mask and hand washing to avoid any possible transmission.

4 Perhaps your doctor recommends repeating the test if you continue to have symptoms or perform PCR for COVID-19.