Obstetrics Pre-Admission COVID-19 Testing

All obstetric patients are required to perform COVID-19 test on weekly basis after 37 weeks of gestation until delivery. 
  

  • All inpatients are required to submit a valid and negative COVID-19 test report to our Admission and Cashier Office on G/F before admission or upon registration for admission. The result is regarded as valid for 3 days, with specimen collection day to be counted as day 1.

  • COVID-19 test reports from one of the authorised external laboratories or institutions with patient’s full name and identity number will be accepted.
      
  • Patient can undergo a one-time deep throat saliva RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at our hospital, free of charge*. The test will be performed in our 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency Department.

    * The testing fee (HKD $1,200) will be applied if the admission is cancelled or amended by the patient under any circumstances. In addition, any additional charges incurred during the test will be on patient’s own account. 


    • Specimen Submission Time
      • Monday to Friday:  Before 2:00pm
      • Saturday:     Before 12:00nn
      • Sunday and Public holidays are excluded
          
    • Notes on Specimen Collection
      • Do NOT brush your teeth, eat or drink after getting up
      • Keep your stomach empty for least 2 hours

1. Inpatients with Scheduled Admission for Elective Caesarean Section / Induction of Labour

  • If patient decides to perform the pre-admission testing in our 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency Department, it is required to be conducted 1 to 2 days before admission, or in early morning on the same day for evening admission.

2. Emergency Admission for Onset of Labour

  • If the COVID-19 negative result has expired and the test was performed within 1 week, a rapid antigen test is required to be performed in our Obstetrics Ward/Labour Room, free of charge.
     
  • For patient with COVID-19 test performed more than 1 week ago, or if no test has ever been performed, a rapid antigen test and a self-paid rapid POCT RT-PCR nasopharyngeal swab test are required to be conducted in our Obstetrics Ward/Labour Room at a charge of HK$2,490 – HK$3,740, depending on the bed class.

Δ Accompanying husbands attending the Labour Room/Operating Theater are required to present a valid COVID-19 negative result upon admission. The result is regarded as valid for 3 days, with specimen collection day to be counted as day 1.