Shanghai offers nucleic acid testing services for individuals
A medical staff member in a protective suit carries out a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 in Shanghai April 28. [Photo/eastday.com]
As more people go back to work and school, the need for nucleic acid testing is growing, and the Shanghai Health Commission announced that the city will offer COVID-19 testing services for individuals from April 22.
According to the announcement, 50 medical institutions in Shanghai, including seven in Pudong New District, can conduct COVID-19 tests. People who would like to take the nucleic acid tests should book online and the cost will be at their own expense.
A woman surnamed Yang said that she plans to go back to Hubei province and the local community asked her to take the test. She said that the services were very convenient.
The testing fee for each person is 240 yuan ($34), including sampling. Individuals can make reservations online or through their phone, according to a medical worker at Gongli Hospital Pudong.
He said people tested can receive an electronic report in two working days.
Here is the list of medical institutions offering testing in Pudong, and the working hours of the institutions are from 8 am to 8 pm.
The First People's Hospital of Pudong New District
Booking number: +86-21-20509143
Shanghai Pudong Hospital:
Booking number: +86-21-68030531
Shanghai Gongli Hospital
Booking number: +86-21-58858730-5553
Shanghai Zhoupu Hospital
Booking number: +86-21-68136510
Shanghai East Hospital
Booking number: +86-21-61569338
Shanghai Seventh People's Hospital
Booking number: +86-21-58678350
Shanghai Punan Hospital
Booking number: +86-21-20302219