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COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Hong Kong: Where to Go & Costs

Find out if your vaccine is working. Get a recognized antibody test to shorten your quarantine period to 7 days.
Last Update:
October 11, 2021
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COVID-19 Antibody Tests in HK
COVID-19 Antibody Tests in HK
Find out if your vaccine is working. Get a recognized antibody test to shorten your quarantine period to 7 days.
Last Update: October 11, 2021

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From August 9, 2021, travelers arriving at Hong Kong who are fully vaccinated and can show a positive result report from a recognized serology antibody test are entitled to a shortened compulsory quarantine period of 7 days.

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Quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers

The current restrictions require travelers from outside China to stay in a designated quarantine hotel for 7 / 14 / 21 days depending on where they stayed in the past 14 days, their vaccination status and whether they possess a positive serology antibody test result.

Under the “vaccine bubble” concept, fully-vaccinated (complete 2 doses) travelers (HK residents only) arriving from Group B medium-risk specified places (e.g. Japan, Korea, Australia, Singapore), who tested negative for COVID-19 upon arrival at the Hong Kong International Airport can shorten their compulsory quarantine period for 7 days (i.e. 14 days needed).

The authorities announced on August 17 that those who can present a positive antibody test certificate conducted within the past 3 months cannot further shorten their quarantine period.

However, the above arrangement is not applicable to travelers who have stayed in Group A specified places (high-risk), whereas vaccinated travelers (HK residents and non-HK residents) arriving from Group C (low-risk) specified places are eligible to a quarantine period of 7 days without presenting an antibody test result.

You may check the government’s thematic website for the updated list of countries for each specified risk group.

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What is antibody testing?

COVID-19 vaccines function by stimulating the body’s immune system to produce antibodies (IgG antibodies specifically) that can readily defend your body in case of an infection. Similarly, if you have previously been exposed to the coronavirus and recovered, your body would also have developed COVID-19 antibodies.

An antibody test is performed to detect whether antibodies are present in the blood. The test is recommended for people who have been fully vaccinated (received both doses of vaccine for more than 14 days), who have previously been infected, or who have a frequent need to travel. At the testing site, a trained medical professional will collect a blood sample from you for laboratory analysis.

Where to get antibody tests in Hong Kong? How much it costs?

A total of 23 hospitals, clinics and laboratories are recognized by the HKSAR government to provide COVID-19 antibody testing for the public. Please note that testing service is currently available only in the private sector.

Private hospitals

Private hospitalCostHow to bookTime it takesContact info
Canossa Hospital (Caritas)$980 (booking required)By phoneReport ready in 24 hours for test before 1pm; 48 hours for test after 1pmopd@canossahospital.org.hk
2825 5805
1 Old Peak Road, Hong Kong
Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong Clinical Laboratory$450 + consultation feeOnline booking or walk-in at 24-hour Outpatient and Emergency DepartmentReport ready for collection within 24 hours for online booking; within 48 hours for walk-in testsenquiry@gleneagles.hk
2122 1333
1 Nam Fung Path, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen Wan$600 (Vaccine Efficacy Test only) / $1,440 (Deep Throat Saliva RT-PCR Test + Vaccine Efficacy Test) / $1,910 (Combined Nasal and Throat Swabs RT-PCR Test + Vaccine Efficacy Test) / $1,910 (Nasopharyngeal Swab RT-PCR Test + Vaccine Efficacy Test) (booking required)

*Additional $100 for a doctor-signed Health Certificate
*Consultation fee billed separately
By phoneResults available in 3 hourslab.dept@twah.org.hk
2275 6166
199 Tsuen King Circuit, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road$600 + consultation fee / $1,050 including consultation fee (booking required)By phoneResults available in 3 hoursclaboratory@hkah.org.hk
3651 8808
40 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist Hospital – Chemical Pathology$615 (booking required)Online bookingReport available in 2 working daysinfo@hkbh.org.hk
2339 8941
LG2, Blk D, Hong Kong Baptist Hospital – entrance at Junction Road
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital Clinical Pathology Division$1,060 (including 1 doctor consultation + test result report & certificate)Online bookingReport provided via email on the next working day before 6pmcovid@hksh-hospital.com
2835 8602
HKSH: 2 Village Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
HKSH Family Medicine and Primary Care Centres (Central / Taikoo / Tanner Hill / Island East)
Precious Blood Hospital (Caritas)$450 (8 hours report) / $600 (3-4 hours report) / $1,100 (Self- sampling RT-PCR test + antibody test, 6-8 hours report) / $1,400 (Self-sampling RT-PCR test + antibody test, 3-4 hours report)

*Additional fee of $100 on Sunday and public holiday
By WhatsAppReport available for collection or via email in 3-4 hours / 6-8 hours depending on feescovid@pbh.com
3971 9900 / 3971 9974 / 6599 8461 (WhatsApp)
113 Castle Peak Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Union Hospital Pathology Department$550 (excluding doctor’s consultation fee)By phoneContact the Hospital for more informationunion@union.org
2608 3355
Union Hospital Emergency Medicine Centre, 18 Fu Kin Street, Tai Wai, Shatin
St. Teresa’s Hospital – Clinical LaboratoryContact the hospital for more informationBy phone or by emailContact the hospital for more informationsth@sth.org.hk
2711 9335
327 Prince Edward Road, Kowloon

Private laboratories

Private laboratoriesCostHow to bookTime it takesContact info
Carelink Bioscience Limited$800Fill the order form or the Google Form onlineResults due around 2 weekscovid19@carelinkweb.com
2114 2281 (with WhatsApp)
Chan & Hou Medical Laboratories Ltd$300No booking requiredResults available for collection within 2 working dayscovid19@chlab.com.hk
Hong Kong Island: Rm. 906, 9/F, Melbourne Plaza, 33 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
2522 1860
Kowloon: Rm. 712B, 7/F, Champion Building, 301-309 Nathan Road, Kowloon
2782 1096
Shatin: Rm 1310, Tower 1, Grand Central Plaza, Shatin Rural Committee Road, Shatin, New Territories
2602 5015
Diagnostix Medical Centre Ltd$400

*Additional $100 for same-day report
By phone or emailReport ready the next day (excluding Sunday and public holidays)covid_enquiry@diagnostix.com.hk
2885 4686
List of Centres (Central, Kornhill, Mong Kok, Tsuen Wan & Mid-level)
Hong Kong Health Check & Medical Diagnostic Centre LimitedContact the Centre for more informationBy phone or by emailContact the Centre for more informationcovid19@hkhc.com.hk
2212 1186 / 2361 2938 / 6170 3616 (WhatsApp)
List of Centres (Causeway Bay, Central, Jordan, Mong Kok, Shatin, Sheung Shui & Yuen Long)
HKMPDC / Hong Kong Molecular Pathology Diagnostic Centre LimitedContact the Centre for more informationBy phone or by emailContact the Centre for more informationcontact@hk-mpdc.com
2986 1272
2986 1270
27/F, Bonham Trade Centre, No.50 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
KingMed Diagnostics (Hong Kong) Limited$380Online booking or walk-inResults available physically or via email from the next working daysales@kingmed.com.hk
2919 7222
Hang Hau Community Testing Centre: 38 Pui Shing Road, Hang Hau
Lek Yuen Community Testing Centre: Lek Yuen Estate, Shatin
ONCO Medical Laboratory LimitedContact the Centre for more informationBy phone or by emailContact the Centre for more informationcovid@onco.com.hk
5446 7359
PathLab Medical Laboratories Ltd$500Online bookingResults available via email and SME by the next working daycovid.info@pathlabhk.com
3983 1800
5 lab locations (Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Central, Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui)
Prenetics$480Order test kit onlineResults ready in 24 hours via email and SMSprojectscreen@prenetics.com
3008 8323
Dr. Signature International Group Limited (Mong Kok),
Hong Kong Laboratory Centre Limited (Tsim Sha Tsui),
Hong Kong Medical Diagnostic and Healthcare Centre Limited (Mong Kok),
Hong Kong Medical Diagnostic Limited (Sheung Shui)
UCN Diagnostic Services - Pathology Laboratory$400Fill in the online formReport available for collection on the same day from 12pm to 4pmpath@ucn.org.hk
2717 2311
2/F, Block J, United Christian Hospital, 130 Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Xcelom LimitedContact the provider for more informationBy phone or by emailReport available within 24 hours via email or SMSxmicrobio@xcelom.com
3955 1368
List of clinics (Causeway Bay, North Point, Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sham Shui Po, Kwai Chung, Wong Tai Sin)
Quality Healthcare Medical Services Limited$650 (non-member) (doctor consultation included)Book via mobile app after payment on online shopContact the provider for more informationinfo@qhms.com
8301 8301
BGI Health (HK) Co., Ltd.Contact the provider for more informationBy phone or emailContact the provider for more informationp_infocovid19@bgi.com
2818 9690
China Inspection Medical Laboratories LimitedContact the provider for more informationBy phone or emailContact the provider for more informationenquiry@cimlhk.com
3611 8805 / 5983 2448 (Whatsapp & WeChat)
Health Hope International Medical Laboratory Limited$450 (at designated venues) / $1,700 (collection at your door)Online bookingResults available via email and SMS in 2 working daysbooking@healthhope.hk
5722 3847
Central: Rm 1515, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Mong Kok: Rm 702, Office Tower One, Grand Plaza, 625 & 639 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
Shatin: Shop 1F, 2/F, Wai Wah Centre, 11-17 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin, New Territories

*All amounts are in HKD and were last updated in August 2021. No responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. It is always best to call ahead to make sure the information is still up-to-date.

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