PCR gargle test in 1010 Vienna

The gargle test in self application according to PCR method is the new alternative to the PCR throat swab test. You can perform the safe gargle test yourself at home or outdoors. Afterwards, you simply hand in the sample to us. Your test result will be available within 24 hours. Order and pay for the gargle test right here to avoid unnecessary waiting times.


Precise testing without waiting times

Fast results within minutes or hours

For the PCR tests we work with renowned Vienna laboratories, which collect the samples several times a day. The analyses are done around the clock. Usually the results are available electronically within 24 hours. The antigen rapid test and the antibody test can be performed on-site and after about 15 minutes a result is available.

No waiting times

If you book an appointment, fill out the form online and pay in advance. You will briefly stay and enjoy the fastest possible processing. With our rapid tests, you will be informed very quickly by mail after the result is available.

Accurate PCR test

Even the smallest amounts of the virus are detected by the PCR test. The sample is analysed by experienced Viennese laboratories. The antigen rapid test and antibody test have the highest accuracy, are approved in the EU and you will receive your results quickly. All test procedures are officially recognised. Findings are issued with a doctor’s signature.

In order for you to know within a few hours whether you have been infected with the coronavirus, we also offer the safe gargle test in self application. The gargle test is a PCR test and has a high sensitivity and specificity for SARS-CoV-2. It is therefore considered a safe procedure and is suitable for anyone who can gargle. After you have carried out the test yourself and handed in the sample at Dermacare in Vienna, the results of the test are evaluated in a Vienna laboratory.



What is a PCR gargle test?

For the gargle test, we provide you with a saline solution (part of the test kit) which you gargle for one minute. Then spit the liquid into a sample container. Using the PCR method, the sample is then examined and analyzed by employees of Vienna laboratories. Thus, if necessary, the genetic material of the coronavirus can be directly detected in the sample taken.

How does the test work?

In order to make the process as contact-free as possible and to avoid unnecessary waiting times, you can order and pay for the test kit online directly here. Afterwards you can pick up your test kit at Dermacare and can perform the test either outdoors or at your home. Please read the instructions carefully and make sure that no other people are in the immediate vicinity during the gargling.

All you have to do is gargle the saline solution provided by us (as part of the test kit) for one minute and then spit the liquid into a sample cup. Many patients find the gargling process much more pleasant compared to the conventional PCR throat swab. Then bring the sample to us. Several times a day these samples are picked up by laboratory staff and within 24 hours you will receive your result via befundpost.at.

Here is an overview of the process again:

1) Order and pay the gargle test online here

2) Pick up the test kit at Dermacare

3) After carefully reading the instructions, perform the gargle test independently at home or outdoors

Note: The issue and receipt of the test kits is

  • Monday to Friday from 8.00-16.00, Saturday 8.00-12.00
  • only on the first floor of Dermacare – entrance Morzinplatz

4) Bring the sample to us afterwards – no appointment is necessary!

5) Within 24 hours you can call up your results via befundpost.at. To do so, you must enter your social insurance number and your date of birth (if you do not have a social insurance number, enter the first two letters of your FIrst and LAst name instead).

When is a gargle test in self-application useful?

The gargle test in self-application is particularly useful if you have no symptoms, but still want to be sure that you are not infected with the coronavirus. Employees of companies like to use our test to protect themselves and their environment in the best possible way before a training or event. Many people find the throat swab too unpleasant and therefore use the gargle test as an adequate alternative.

What else do you need to know?

All corona tests at Dermacare are only for people without classic corona symptoms. If you already have symptoms such as dry cough, fever or sore throat, please stay home and call the Health Hotline under 1450 or contact your family doctor. You can also have someone else bring your sample to our institute. However, this person must bring your eCard and a photo ID of you so that we can match the sample to the right person. For the gargle test in self-application you will receive a medical report in German and English. This is not suitable for border crossings and does not serve to end the official quarantine.

Alle Corona Tests bei Dermacare richten sich nur an Personen ohne klassischen Corona-Symptomen. Wenn Sie schon Symptome wie etwa trockenen Husten, Fieber oder Halsschmerzen haben, bleiben Sie bitte zuhause und rufen Sie die Gesundheitshotline unter 1450 an oder kontaktieren Sie Ihren Hausarzt. Sie können Ihre Probe auch von einer anderen Person in unser Institut bringen lassen. Dafür muss die Person allerdings Ihre eCard und einen Lichtbildausweis von Ihnen mitbringen, damit wir die Probe auch passend zuordnen können. Für den Gurgeltest in Selbstanwendung erhalten Sie einen ärztlichen Befund in deutscher udn englischer Sprache. Dieser ist jedoch nicht für Grenzübertritte geeignet und dient auch nicht dem Beenden der behördlichen Quarantäne.


Costs of the Corona Test

Important notes

If you are bringing a test for someone else, please make sure you bring the eCard and a photo ID of the person for whom the test analysis is being done.

Dermacare only provides the service of sample collection (PCR test) for testing for COVID-19. The analysis, preparation and transmission of the results is carried out by the Synlab laboratory. When the results are ready, the laboratory will send you access to your results by e-mail.

There may be delays in medical examinations such as testing. DERMACARE excludes all liability and claims due to delayed findings. If you do not receive a report within 24 hours or have difficulties retrieving your report, please write to testungen@dermacare.at and we will take care of it – even at the weekend!


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