Current time to result PCR Tests

If you do need your PCR Test result at a specific time, please check the table below for when you can currently expect your results!

Important: time to result is calculated from the moment the test arrives at the lab. If you return your test with Swiss post, tests are expected at the lab at 06:30-07:30 am the next morning. Please make sure, that the mailbox you use is still emptied on the same day.

Latest update Expected time to result from arrival to the lab Remarks

08.01.2022

🔴 48 to 72 hours

Due to very high number of daily new COVID cases and ramp up in testing across Switzerland, lab capacity across the country is stretched to the limit and priotization guidelines of tests issues by the BAG are being followed. Therefore, there can be delays in receiving your test results.

We ask for your understanding and will keep you updated about the situation!

⚠️We currently cannot recommend using our service for traveling, please check back regularly, we will update this page as soon as the situation as improved.

05.01.2022

🟡 24 to 36 hours

Due to very high number of daily new COVID cases and ramp up in testing across Switzerland, lab capacity across the country is stretched to the limit.

⚠️We currently cannot recommend using our service for stress-free-traveling. If you do decide to use the service, please
- plan for an additional day to receive your results and
- if possible, make use of one of our drop-off location.

27.12.2021

🟢12 to 18 hours

All good, you will receive your result the day after you returned your sample to the lab