COVID-19 Testing
For Travel to China

Next-Day COVID-19 RT-PCR Test for Travel
to the People's Republic of China

RT-PCR nasopharyngeal swab + IgM Antibody on serum venous blood
-- compliant with all current requirements --
See below for more details

Downtown San Francisco
Mobile Throughout the Bay Area

-- all testing must be booked online via this web site --

COVID-19 Testing for Travel to the People's Republic of China

IgM Antibody on serum venous blood + RT-PCR nasopharyngeal swab within 48 hours of departure - We deliver.

My Doctor Medical Group is approved for testing by the Chinese Government
and is fully compliant with all current regulations

We get it right the first time. States and countries now require very-recent COVID-19 test results for entry, but the rules vary by destination, ranging from 48 hours before arrival to 96 hours before departure. China currently requires test collection less than 48 hours before flight departure.

  • RT-PCR technology (NAA) on a deep nasopharyngeal swab (FDA EUA assay)
  • IgM COVID-19 antibody serum venous blood tests (FDA EUA assay)
  • Expedited service with results delivered by 17:00 PM PST the next day after collection. Priority results by 09:00 AM the next day ($35 extra, request after booking).
  • For those travelers who test positive for IgM antibody we will run a specific N-protein test ($75 extra). This is the protocol required by the Chinese Consulate.
  • Professional and responsive service.

Our travel COVID nasopharyngeal swab tests:

  • RT-PCR (Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction)
  • NAA Test a.k.a. NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test)
  • Done with a deep nasopharyngeal swab by a licensed health professional (gently).
  • Run by a lab certified by CLIA (CMS) and CDPH (California)
  • Report includes all information to comply with state/federal regulations and destination country requirements

Our travel COVID-19 IgM antibody tests:

  • Performed using FDA Emergency Use Authorized (EUA) test kits on serum venous blood
  • Report includes (per SF Chinese consulate specification) date and time of collection, type of test, patient name, date of birth and passport number, and name and contact information for the laboratory.

    We Meet Timing and Assay Requirements. Most other outpatient testing currently cannot guarantee or deliver results in faster than 2-5 days, making the results useless for travel to China. Our results have gotten over 1000 people into China since December 2020.

    We are focused on your safety. Our secure testing locations:

    Important Details of Result Timing

    For travelers to China, results are delivered electronically to you via our secure online portal by 17:00 PM the next day. It's often earlier in the day but our lab guarantees by 5 PM. We also offer priority service with delivery by 09:00 AM the next day ($75 extra, request after booking).

    All booking is done online.
    Please read this page carefully.
    Most questions are answered here.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    COVID-19 Testing Details

    Types of Tests

    • PCR to Find Current Infection. If you want to know if you may be currently infectious to others, even if you are not symptomatic, then the Nasopharyngeal Swab RT-PCR test is the most sensitive test currently available. This is also the test required for entry into other states and countries.It has the maximum sensitivity and specificity and is the "gold standard" against which other types of tests are compared.
    • What about antibody testing? As of November 6 the Chinese government will require IgM antibody testing in addition to RT-PCR nasopharyngeal swab testing for all travelers. The presence or absence of antibodies cannot reliably predict immunity, but we do offer this test for compliance with travel to China. We also run a special N-protein IgM test for travelers with proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

    Location of tests

    • At our Secure Clinic at 450 Sutter, San Francisco:
      • We comply with all City, County, OSHA and CDC guidelines and have had perfect scores on audits.
      • Valet parking in the building, or less expensive parking at Sutter Stockton Garage 1/2 block away.
      • Limited number of people on each elevator.
      • Patient visits spaced out for optimal safety.
      • Medical air filtration in testing area
      • All surfaces cleaned with antimicrobials between each patient visit.
      • Your safety is our first priority.
    • At Your Home. 
      • Our collection expert comes to you in full PPE and performs a collection in the safety of your own home.
      • Safe and secure, but higher cost including travel time from downtown San Francisco.
      • Availability is limited. Please plan ahead.
      • For scheduling, call us or reach out to us via our Contact Form

    Fees at Our Clinic

    • $365 for visit and swab collection and PCR testing lab fee with expedited next-day by 17:00 PST results
    • $175 blood collection and lab fee for serum venous blood IgM antibody testing with next day results (required for China).
    • Priority delivery by 09:00 AM PST for $35 extra (request after booking).
    • For those travelers who test positive for IgM antibody we will run a specific N-protein test ($75 extra). This is the protocol required by the Chinese Consulate.
    • Payment is due in full; your credit card will be charged on the day of service. 48 hour cancelation policy.
    • We do not accept insurance. However, if you have commercial PPO insurance you can send them our superbill and they may reimburse fees out of network in part or full to you later, depending on your policy.

    Fees At Your Home

    • $1150 for first person at a given site and time, $675 each additional person.
    • Includes COVID-19 RT-PCR nasopharyngeal swab test and COVID-19 IgM antibody blood tests, with priority next-day by 09:00 AM PST results.
    • Additional fees may apply:
      • Travel time more than 15 minutes from our main office.
      • Services outside of business hours and on weekends.
      • Rush service.

    CONTACT US to inquire about testing at home. Availability is limited.

    My Doctor Medical Group Can be Your New Concierge Doctor

    We are a unique concierge medical practice in San Francisco, providing excellence in private medical care, both primary care and sub-specialties. We provide comprehensive care across outpatient, home and hospital settings. Our team includes two physicians,  physician assistants, registered nurses, psychotherapists, a dietitian, an acupuncturist, a practice manager and an amazing and accomplished group of Patient Care Coordinators who tie it all together.

    Dr. Paul Abramson, our founder, has been an early innovator in COVID-19 testing, providing an evidence-based and legitimate option amidst a "wild west" of testing products and claims. Dr. Abramson has two engineering degrees from Stanford, a medical degree from UCSF where is now a Clinical Assistant Professor, and is double board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona (AzCIM) under Dr. Andrew Weil.

    Dr. Deena Neff completed postgraduate medical training at UCSF, is board certified in Family Medicine and completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona (AzCIM). She brings 30 years of experience to her practice of medicine and is deeply humanistic in her approach to the doctor-patient relationship.

    My Doctor Medical Group is centrally located at the historic 450 Sutter building in downtown San Francisco.

    Please Contact Us if you need a concierge medical doctor in San Francisco.

    Paul Abramson MD

    Paul Abramson MD

    Deena Neff MD
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