There are now 25 medical institutions in Guangzhou's Huangpu district that are eligible to conduct nucleic acid tests.
Locals can make a reservation for the test online and the expense will be around 75 yuan ($11.6). It is suggested that patients do not have meals two hours before sample collection to avoid the risk of vomiting. Smoking, drinking alcohol or chewing gum is not allowed 30 minutes before sampling to avoid influencing the test results.
In addition, previous medical histories relating to nasal surgery, nasal septal deviation, blood diseases, throat diseases, or taking anticoagulants should be divulged to sample collectors beforehand.
Recognized across the country, the test result will come out within six hours for patients at fever clinics, 12 hours for patients at outpatient and emergency departments or hospitalized patients and their attendants, and 24 hours for ordinary residents.
Here is a list of the 25 medical institutions:
Guangzhou Development District Hospital
Huangpu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital
Luogang Red Cross Hospital
East Division of the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University
Lingnan Hospital of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University
Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University
Guangdong Second Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital (Huangpu Hospital)
Guangzhou Yiren Hospital
Guangdong Workers' Hospital
Guangdong CEEC Power Hospital
Jiulong Town Central Health Center
Lianhe Street Community Health Service Center
Hongshan Street Community Health Service Center
Changzhou Street Community Health Service Center
Hong'en Comprehensive Outpatient Department
Guangzhou Dong Sheng Hospital
Yibicom Comprehensive Outpatient Department
Guangzhou Asia-Pacific International Healthcare Checkup Center
Hua En Hospital
Suidong Street Community Health Service Center
Huangpu Street Community Health Service Center
Yonghe Street Community Health Service Center
Suidong Street Xiayuan Community Health Service Center
Yunpu Street Community Health Service Center
Xiagang Street Community Health Service Center