Covid PCR Test
Results in 20 minutes
Rome Fiumicino Airport in Fiumicino carries out Covid tests to detect infection from COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The results are usually valid up to 48 hours for Rapid Antigen tests and up to 72 hours for PCR tests.
Rome Fiumicino Airport
Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 00054 Fiumicino RM, Italy
Contact InformationVisit website
Terminal 3 arrivals In the arrivals test area of Terminal 3, from 00:00 to 16:00 every day, it is possible to obtain a rapid or molecular Covid teste for all passengers departing or arriving at Fiumicino at particularly low rates, thanks to an agreement signed between Airports of Rome and the Spallanzani Institute: 20 euros for antigen tests, obtaining the test result in a few tens of minutes. 69.88 euros for molecular tests, the result of the swab will arrive directly by email or text message within 36 hours Payment for tests can be made at the airport with credit cards, debit cards or directly from a smartphone, using contactless payment applications. To access the service just make the online reservation at the following address https://www.adr.it/digital-health-pass Area E Test area dedicated to passengers arriving from the USA on Covid-tested flights.
FAQs and information on Covid PCR Test
The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for Covid is a test that helps analyse whether a person is suffering from a Covid infection or not. The PCR Test for COVID-19 is so far considered to be the gold standard for the detection of the virus itself. It is a very reliable and authentic test and is popularly used to test people worldwide. The RT-PCR antigen test (Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction) is the standard gold method to quickly and accurately identify any traces of Coronavirus current infection in the body. This is the most common type of test used to prove that you are currently infected when travelling abroad. These tests require a swab, which can be self-administered or performed by a healthcare professional. These swabs are then sent to a specialised laboratory which can often return results in less than 24 hours. This test is a molecular test that works on the principle of detecting the RNA that causes Covid. It is performed by taking a nasopharyngeal swab inserted deep into the nasal cavity to collect the sample. The collected sample from the swab is then manipulated to extract its genetic material. If the sample contains the required genetic material (RNA), it is said to be a positive sample, and thus, the person is labelled as a Covid-positive patient. It is usually recommended that a person gets their PCR test done if they have developed any of the following symptoms: - Fever with chills - Cough - Congestion - Shortness of breath - Muscular or body aches - Loss of taste or smell - Diarrhoea - Nausea or vomiting.
What is a PCR or Molecular test?
The RT-PCR antigen test (Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction) is the standard gold method to quickly and accurately identify any traces of Covid-19 current infection in the body. This is the most common type of test used to prove that you are currently infected when travelling abroad. These tests require a swab, which can be self-administered or performed by a healthcare professional. These swabs are then sent to a specialised laboratory which can often return results in less than 24 hours.
How long it takes to get the result of a PCR test?
Some PCR test to detect the Coronavirus infection may require only a few hours to produce results if samples are tested on-site, or it may take a few days if the samples are sent elsewhere for testing. On average, you can expect to receive the results of an RT-PCR test within 2-5 days. On faiuntestevai.it we try to provide guidance on timelines that each laboratory and pharmacy offers.
Where can I get a PCR test to detect the infection Coronavirus in Italy?
If you want to do a private test, you can find laboratories or pharmacies in Italy that offers this service. On faiuntestevai.it we have over 4,000 centres throughout Italy offering different types of Covid-19 tests, including PCR tests.
These details have been last updated on 17/06/22