SinoUnited Health Now Offers a Nucleic Acid Testing Service!

By That's Shanghai, December 16, 2020

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SinoUnited Health has announced that a Nucleic Acid Testing service is now provided at the Shanghai Centre Clinic. Now you can avoid the crowd, experience less waiting time and enjoy an English service during the whole process from appointment, collecting sample to medical report. We asked them a few questions about the procedure.

Which clinic of SinoUnited Health offers Nucleic Acid Testing?
Our Shanghai Centre Clinic provides Nucleic Acid Testing services. It is located on 3/F, West Offices, Shanghai Centre, No.1376 West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai.


What time can you book for testing?
9am-12pm from Monday to Saturday.

Does SinoUnited offer both nasal swabs and throat swabs nucleic acid testing?
SinoUnited Health now offers both nasal swabs (nasopharyngeal swab) test as well as the blood test (IgG & IgM).

Nasopharyngeal Swab Tips: Before the test, the testee should inform the collector whether his/her nasal septum is bent, as well as the history of any nasal surgery. During the process, the testee may feel sore in the nose. If you need to sneeze, cover your nose with your elbow or a tissue immediately. There may be a small amount of nasal bleeding after the test. Generally, special treatment is not needed. If the amount of bleeding is large, seek treatment.

How long does the whole process take? How soon will the test result be revealed? Is there an electronic report? Do I need to go to the clinic to get it?
If the sample collecting is smooth, the whole process will take about 20 minutes. Results will come out generally within 24 hours. SinoUnited will provide electronic test reports, which you can print out if needed. There is no need to make another trip to pick up the results.

Note: The effective time of nucleic acid test is 7 days. Please schedule your appointment accordingly.

What are the steps to make an appointment for nucleic acid testing?
Make an appointment through 400 186 2116 or WeChat customer QR code:


What preparations do I need to make before coming to the clinic?
There is no difference from a normal outpatient visit. Make an appointment first, bring your ID or passport and get ready to have your temperature and Shanghai Health QR Code checked at the front desk. 

Note: The Nucleic Acid Testing service is only available for healthy people for the purposes of preoperative examination, exit visa, work visa, etc.

What are the precautions for Nucleic Acid Testing?
Avoid food two hours before the nucleic acid test, so as not to cause vomiting. Do not smoke, drink or chew gum 30 minutes before sampling. Wear a face mask before and after the test.

What's the price of nucleic acid test service?
The Nasopharyngeal Test is RMB420 per person, while the Nasopharyngeal Test & Blood Test (IgG & IgM) is RMB800 per person.

See a listing for SinoUnited Health's Shanghai Centre Clinic

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