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phuba 04.01.2021

Coronavirus testing for students and employees of Charles University at 1. LF UK

Institute of Immunology and Microbiology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, in collaboration with the General Faculty Hospital is testing students and employees of Charles University and their close relatives (partners, parents, children, siblings) for the presence of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 using RT-qPCR technique (registration number of the laboratory is 75UK1LF). Free capacity of the sample collection site and the laboratory can be used by other private payers.

For whom is the testing

Testing is organized for private payers without increased temperature and any signs of respiratory disease. 

Collection of samples

9:00–12:00 – for private payers with reservation 

12:45–16:00 – for private payers without reservation (walk in)

Sample collection is carried out at the Sample collection site of Charles University at Albertov, Studnickova street, Prague 2. Samples are collected every working day. The outdoor collection site is located at the end of the street next to the bulding of Chemical Institute of the Faculty of Science, UK. Tram station "Albertov" (tram n. 7, 14, 18, 24) is 200 m away.

Making an appointment

Reservation of particular time slot for sample collection is available using reservation system (https://rezervace.lf1.cuni.cz/). Reservation system is accessible for Charles University students and employees using credentials for university's Central Authentication Service (CAS) which are identical when signing into SIS (ID number of person and password).

Other private payers without CAS credentials will be able to access the reservation system with temporary link that will be provided after request including the name of tested person sent to the e-mail address corona@lf1.cuni.cz.

Testing request form 

It is necessary to bring a readably filled testing request form (using computer) with you to the sample collection site.

Price of screening (price includes VAT)

Students and employees of the First Faculty of Medicine (with valid Charles University ID card) 600 Kč
Students and employees of Charles University (with valid Charles University ID card) 1000 Kč
Close relatives of students and employees of Charles University, including the First Faculty of Medicine (with Charles University personal number of a relative filled in the request form) 1000 Kč
Students and teachers of other schools (with valid ISIC / ITIC card) 1390 Kč
Other private payers 1510 Kč
Manipulation fee for preparation of a Medical Certificate (if requested) 50 Kč

Screening payment – NEWLY at sample collection site!

Payment is done on site by payment card (no cash).

Screening results

The result of testing is sent via SMS message (in Czech for Czech phone numbers, in English for foreign numbers) which includes also a code for a download of an automatically generated laboratory report of the testing result available at https://covid.imtm.cz/ (in Czech and English). 

In addition, the signed medical certificate about the testing result in a paper form (in Czech and English) is prepared if requested and paid at the sample collection site. Medical certificate can be picked up after receiving of a SMS message about the test results at the sample collection site (Studnickova street, booth A) from Monday to Friday (working days only) between 9:00 and 12:00 and 12:45 and 16:00. We do not send medical certificates by e-mail, medical certificates are not available online.

Analysis of the samples is carried out the next day after sample collection and takes several hours. Usually, complete results including signed medical certificates are available between 14:00 and 15:00 the next day after the sample collection. As an exception, the samples collected before weekend or public holidays are analyzed on the same day (evening / night of the collection day), and SMS messages with results are sent the next day in the morning. However, the signed medical certificates are prepared and available on the working days only.

Contact: corona@lf1.cuni.cz

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