Results and Documents You Will Receive

 

We understand that it can be SO tedious and troublesome to track global documentation requirements for travelling these days! PDTswab.sg covers the below documents for you with no additional charges.

Please note that changes to requirements by international regulatory authorities may change without notice to Singapore's medical service providers like us. Always check with the embassy of the destination country for the most updated travel documentation requirements. 

PCR TESTS
You will receive these documents from PDTswab.sg via email

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PCR test report PDTswab.sg
Laboratory Result Report
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Healthcert notarised by GovTech (Accepted for China)
PCR test Japan PDTswab.sg
Certificate of Testing
(only for travellers to Japan)
ART PET / VTL
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Pre-Event Testing clearance on the TraceTogether app
and HealthHub
Digital Healthcert notarised by GovTech; received by email
You will NOT receive these documents from PDTswab.sg
COVID-19 Recovery Memo
Proof of vaccination
Travel visa
About RT-PCR Tests

 

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are the gold-standard for COVID-19.

Contrary to rapid antigen tests, PCR tests do require several hours, specialised laboratory equipment, and highly skilled medical technologists.

You may have heard of "RT-PCR" testing required for entry into some countries.

It stands for "reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction" (what a mouthful!) and as you may already have guessed, RT-PCR is simply one type of PCR test.

What's so special about RT-PCR tests, then? 
They can be used to detect viruses (e.g., SARS, HIV) that store their biological blueprint codes as RNA, instead of DNA (e.g., humans, cats). Learn more in the video below.

Acumen Diagnostics is a clinical laboratory licensed by the MOH in 2020 to provide these molecular diagnostics services, such as SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests.

About PCR Swab Techniques
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Nasopharyngeal Swabs
The most ideal swab technique that reaches past the nasal cavity, allowing the swab to "sample" the nasopharynx where most viral material accumulates. *This is the swab type required for entry into Japan. 
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Oropharyngeal Swabs
Ideal in cases of fracture or injury to the nose, head, and skull, and when the nasal cavity is simply blocked due to medical conditions. 
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Oropharyngeal Mid-Turbinate Swabs
Swab at both the oropharyngeal area and the mid-turbinate area. Preferred over just oropharyngeal due to increased test sensitivity and ideal in cases of mild blockage in the nasal cavity.