PCR Test

PCR test for detection of SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus for COVID-19 disease diagnosis

  • Nasopharyngeal swab sample
  • Results in 24h-36h*.
  • Gold standard test regarding Health Ministry to confirm positive patients.

Prueba PCR

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No medical prescription needed
Ask for an appointment or go directly to the nearest IMED center. No medical prescription needed for test performance, but we advice to have an appointment through the website to avoid waiting times.

PCR test enables to detect SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) virus presence at any stage of the disease.

Select the centre and date suitable for you to perform PCR test. Then complete the registration and finally make the test payment.


Pago seguro

Online results in 24h-36h*

* Under some circumstances, the results can be delayed.

What is it PCR test?

Sample collection is performed through nasopharyngeal swab by qualified healthcare staff. A swab is introduced through the mouth and nasal cavity, an uncomfortable process but it doesn't take more than 30 seconds.

Once the sample is collected, it is analysed in IMED Hospitales laboratory. In approximately 24 hours you will have the results by email, that can be negative, inconclusive or positive.

When it is recommended to perform PCR test?

Health Ministry advise to perform PCR test if you have severe respiratory infection with some of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath feeling
  • Painful swallowing
  • Smell loss
  • Taste loss
  • Muscle soreness
  • Diarrhoea

When there are no symptoms but there was contact with a positive SARS-Cov-2 patient, or a situation that may generate doubts about being at risk of infection. It is recommended to perform PCR test at least two days after that contact or situation, because it is possible that during the first days the viral load is not high enough to detect it.

If it is positive the laboratory have to inform health authority, and have to contact the medical center to inform about the situation and follow protocols established by health authority.

Some countries require some test as PCR before travelling. You can see here the updated list of countries with restrictions for travellers from Spain.

Before visiting risk patients or over 60 years old, it is recommended to perform PCR test. All measures have to be considered to avoid infection in those risk collectives.

Before you visit your family or go to social events in close spaces with significant number of people, it is recommended that everyone take all measures needed and even perform a PCR test before the event.

Where can I have the test?

Valencia 24h

Av. de la Ilustración, 1, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia
Elche 24h
Monday to Friday from 9:00 till 14:00 and from 16:00 till 19:00, access through the outpatient entrance.
Off this schedule go to emergency service.

Calle Max Planck, 3, 03203 Elche, Alicante
Benidorm 24h
From 8:00 till 20:00 access 1st floor.
Off this schedule go to emergency service.

Calle Dr. Santiago Ramón y Cajal, 7, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante
Gandía From Monday to Saturday from 8:00 till 19:00. Sunday from 10:00 till 19:00.
Carrer de Daimús, 26, 46701 Gandia, Valencia
Teulada Every day from 8:00 till 19:00.
Ctra. Nacional 332. Kilómetro 181,5. Partida, el Pla, 03725 Teulada, Alicante
Murcia Every day from 8:00 till 16:00.
Av. Nueva Condomina, 11, 30110 Churra, Murcia
Torrevieja Every day from 8:30 till 18:00.
Centro Comercial Ozone, Avda. De Rosa Mazón Valero, s/n, 03184 Torrevieja, Alicante
Alcoy From Monday to Friday from 8:00 till 17:00. Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 till 20:00.
Carrer Oliver, 55, 03802 Alcoi, Alicante

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