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.

    (* Patients are requested to settle the testing fee (HK$1,200) first, keep the original receipt and present it to staff at admission registration. The testing fee will be refunded upon discharge.)


    • 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.