Here is a short description of the Covid PCR Test I did in the middle of December 2020. This was for travel purposes which you have to pay for yourself.
I registered online at Centogene Frankfurt Airport. The Test Centre is on the bridge as you walk from the Long distance trains to the Terminals. You can also select a test centre airside in the Transit Terminal. I selected the Premium 24 hours test, and added the €9 Identity verification. You will have to upload a copy of your passport.
You cannot make an appointment, you just pitch up with your documentation. You must bring your test confirmation papers with the QR codes on, as well as your identification documents like your passport. Do not eat or drink anything 15 minutes prior to your test. After checking your documentation you are redirected to a queue. When you get to the front of the queue they ask for your printout. You then wait to be called
Next you will go to the testing booth. They use a swab in your mouth and throat, but do not collect material from your nose cavities. They take two samples.
When finished, you report to the desk where your identification will be verified.
The results will be sent to you via an Email with a link. You can then log into your account and download your report. You can choose to print the report in English
The report shows the date and time of the test, as well as that of the results.
I went on a Sunday really early (arrived just after 07:00) and there were no queues, we waited max 15 minutes to be tested. We received our results the same day, after about 5 hours. The report was available to print or save as a pdf. Other people waited longer it really depends on the time of day.
Here is a short description of the Covid PCR Test a friend of mine did at the beginning of December. This was for travel purposes which you have to pay for yourself.
The person made an online appointment at the Stuttgart Airport Medical Centre. The Centre is on the 1st Floor to the right if you stand in front of the building. When we last checked there were no more appointments available for December 2020.
The appointment was scheduled for 10:30. They arrived at the Medical Centre and reported at the reception desk where you have to present your appointment confirmation. After checking your documentation you are redirected to a queue. When you get to the front of the queue they ask for your Medical insurance card, if you do not have one all your details must be filled in manually. You must also present some form of identification like your “Ausweis” You then pay for the consultation which was €54,96
Next you will go to the testing booth and fill in the forms. Hint take your own pen with. They do a normal test with a swab, first in your throat then in both your nose cavities
When finished, you will be given piece of paper with a QR code on it , with this code you can check your status at the CeGat Labs website.
You will receive a separate bill for the lab work, The total was €65
If your test results re positive, they will phone you. You will receive confirmation that the test is being processed (by checking the website) at around 15:00the following day. The results in the case of my friend was available at 16:15. They were able to download the results as a PDF file. The report was in German and English. They show two dates on the report, one is the test date (only date no time) and the other is the result date, also no time.