PCR TestDernière modification le 28/03/2023
The PCR test is a test that takes a few seconds and can be more or less painful depending on the sensitivity of each individual. To confirm or deny the presence of the virus, deep nasal cells are removed using a swab, a kind of long cotton swab that is inserted into the nasal cavities, up to about 15 cm.
Test results are available within 24/48 hours.
You can have a PCR test at a medical biology laboratory in town (see list below):
Laboratoire de la Condamine
Phone. +377 97 98 62 68 | Fax +377 97 77 56 45
Laboratoire de Fontvieille
Phone +377 97 98 62 62 | Fax +377 97 98 62 63
Laboratoire de Monte-Carlo
Phone +377 93 30 45 50 | Fax +377 93 30 67 32
Laboratoire des Moneghetti
Phone +377 93 50 99 00 | Fax +377 93 50 99 05
Yes, on medical prescription.
- If you have COVID symptoms and the antigen test result is negative, it is a good idea to have a PCR test to confirm that you do not have the disease. While waiting for the result of your PCR test, you should self-isolate at home
- If your antigen test result is positive but you do not have symptoms, the result should be confirmed before epidemiological tracing begins. Out of caution, you should self-isolate at home while awaiting the PCR test result