IHR LABOR 1150 offers PCR, rapid antigen tests as well as antibody tests for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, on weekdays Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. You can find detailed information regarding various corona tests and the documents you need to bring with you on this page.

There is no need to make an appointment!

IHR LABOR 1090, Währinge Straße 63,
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
You must make an appointment
under: +43 1 408 31 31 20

PCR test

Direct virus detection of SARS-CoV-2 is possible using a PCR test. It is therefore the only reliable test to detect an acute infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. During this examination, a throat and nasal swab will be taken. Please note that direct virus detection using PCR is only ever a snapshot.

Rapid antigen test

Antigen tests can be used to identify people with active SARS-CoV-2 infection. The gold standard for detecting SARS-CoV-2 is RT-PCT and should be used to check positive antigen test results. Due to the lower sensitivity of antigen tests compared to RT-PCR, a negative antigen test result does not reliably rule out a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Antigen tests are only viable to a limited extent when it comes to the detection in asymptomatic patients but can contribute to the rapid and early identification of symptomatic or highly infectious patients.

A nasal swab is taken for the test.

Antibody determination

We use the CE-certified “Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S” test from Roche to determine antibodies. The test detects antibodies against the spike protein (S-lgG) of SARS-CoV-2 in a quantitative method. When looking at a natural course of infection, these are formed after roughly 3-4 weeks. The test is also suited to prove vaccination success and corresponds to the international WHO standard (NIBSC 20-136). We therefore provide the quantitative results in the WHO unit BAU/ml (Binding Antibody Units). A positive result measuring from 15 BAU/ml indicates the presence of neutralizing antibodies.

Our test for detecting neutralizing antibodies is in line with that of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer protection, thus falling under the “clear detection of neutralizing antibodies”.

A blood sample will be taken for this.

When does a Corona test make sense?

From a medical point of view, PCR testing makes sense if there is a suspicion of being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This is especially true if you have symptoms such as fever, dry cough or shortness of breath and / or if you have had contact with a sick person or people from crisis areas. An active infection can still be determined with people who are (still) symptom-free – This helps determine whether the person tested is the virus carrier.

In the case of antibody testing, it should be emphasized again that this should only be carried out around 4 weeks after the first symptoms appear. Only then can one determine whether a Covid-19 infection with the coronavirus has already run its course. Any immunity is the subject of various studies.


If you suspect you might be infected with coronavirus, testing is only possible at the IHR LABOR 1220 location. Please come to the marked examination container at the parking lot behind the IHR LABOR 1220 building.
We ask that you protect other people; wear a face mask and do not enter the laboratory building!

If you have severe symptoms (such as high fever, cough, shortness of breath), please stay at home and call the hotline 1450 or your family doctor or ambulance 144 and follow the instructions given to you over the phone.

Special regulations

If you need a PCR test for approval for surgery and there is no justified suspicion of a Covid-19 infection, you can come to our IHR LABOR location after making an appointment by telephone. Please bring your medical confirmation with the date of the operation to the examination – In this case, a discounted special price applies.

If you only want an antibody test and not a throat and nasal swab and you have no symptoms, please come to our IHR LABOR location during the blood collection times. An appointment is not required for this.

Examination costs

PCR test: EUR 75,-
Rapid antigen test
(with e-card): free of charge
Rapid antigen test
(private): EUR 25,-
Antibody test: EUR 25,-

After the payment you will receive an invoice that you can submit to your private health insurance company if necessary.

Payment methods

  • Cahs
  • Bank card
  • Credit card (Visa, Mastercard)


You do not need to reserve an appointment to carry out a PCR test, a rapid antigen test or antibody test!

If you have any questions, please contact us during opening hours at T: +43 1 890 67 15

Examination site

All Covid-19 tests take place on site
Gablenzgasse 3, 1150 Vienna

Documents to bring with you

Please bring the following documents filled in and signed with you to the smear/or blood drawing:

Medical findings of the Corona tests

There are two ways to get your results for PCR and antibody tests: Depending on your request, we will either send them to you by post or you will receive an email as soon as the results can be downloaded from the online platform BefundPost.

The medical findings are usually made within 24-48 hours after the samples arrive at IHR LABOR 1220 [1].

If the test result is positive, IHR LABOR carries out the legally required EMS report.

It will take around 20 minutes to determine the results of your rapid antigen test. You will then receive the written report with your result either on site or you can download the report from the online platform BefundPost.

If the result of this rapid test is positive, we recommend performing a PCR test to check it’s validity.

[1] IHR LABOR is not obliged to provide services and / or comply with certain deadlines if it is not possible due to in particular – but not exclusively – technical defects or a lack of availability of given necessary capacities (e.g. reagents, devices, etc.) and these circumstances are not due to gross negligence on the part of IHR LABOR. The laboratory assumes no warranty, liability or guarantee in this regard.



When you make an appointment, please register for the digital download of your medical findings via BefundPost. All you have to do is provide your email address and sign a declaration of consent.

Pick-up notification
As soon as your medical report is ready, you will receive an email stating that your findings are available for download at If you do not receive an email notification within a few days, please check your spam / junk mail folder.

Log in
To log in for the first time, use the username sent by e-mail and your social security number as the password. You will then be asked to change this password (i.e. the social security number) to your own personal password and to log in again using your personal password. Each subsequent login then takes place using your assigned username and your personally chosen password.

Retrieve findings
After logging in and confirming BefundPost’s General Terms and Conditions, you will be able to download and save your medical findings as a PDF. In the future, you can use this access to view all other test results from IHR LABOR. After the download, you can also permanently delete your findings if you so wish.

Note down login information
Please make a note of your username and your chosen password. Our tip: you will find an information sheet under the following link that will make it easier for you to log in and retreive your findings via BefundPost. A card is also pre-printed on this, in which you can write down your username and password of choice. This has been sent to you by e-mail, which is also best for keeping the card safe with your documents and findings.

If you have any questions about BefundPost, the BefundPost team is available at




Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oskar A. Haas, Dr. Therese Kosak,
Gablenzgasse 3, 1150 Vienna F: +43 1 890 67 15 85

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The electronic examination of medical findings via BefundPost takes place with the help of the services of a partner company, Zweieck Qt-Experts GmbH & Co KG, Tuchlauben 7a, 1010 Vienna, Austria. We have made the legally required agreements and security precautions with the service provider to ensure an adequate level of data protection. The data exchange takes place in a secure and encrypted form. If you do not agree to your data being forwarded to our partner, you still have the option of sending your findings by post. You can revoke your consent to electronic examination of findings at any time by sending an e-mail to From the time you revoke your rights, an electronic query of your medical findings is no longer possible.

Data protection / Data collection and processing

for online appointments.

4.1. Principle

Our service used for online booking of an appointment is voluntarily. You are always free to make an appointment of any kind by telephone. Following this premise, the provision of personal data is voluntary, even if this is declared as mandatory information in the appointment booking process.

4.2. Entering mandatory information

The input of the data declared as mandatory is necessary so that we can offer you the desired date. If you do not want to provide this information, or some of it, then cancel the process of booking an online appointment and make an appointment by phone.

4.3. Consent to the processing of your entered data

At the end of the appointment booking process, our system will ask you to give your consent for data processing. At this point you still have the option to cancel the appointment booking process. In this case, none of the data you have entered will be stored, processed or passed on.

If you give us your consent for data processing, you authorize us to process the data you have entered for the purpose of making online appointments.

This data will be deleted by us after your appointment at the end of each month.

The data you have entered will be deleted by us at the end of each month after your appointment.

4.4. Purpose and legal basis of data processing

We save and process the data you have entered in order to book an appointment for you on your behalf. The legal basis for this data processing is the consent that you have provided under the provisions of Art. 9 Para. 2 a) of the GDPR.

4.5. Your rights to information, blocking, deletion, data portability

We attach particular importance to the fact that you can access and inspect your data at any time. You can revoke your consent to the electronic storage of the data for your appointment booking at any time by e-mail by contacting This does not affect the legality of the processing up to the point of revocation.

In accordance with the statutory provisions, you have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection to processing, data portability. To exercise these rights, please write an email to: or to Ihr Labor – Ordinationsgemeinschaft für Labordiagnostik und Mikrobiologie GesbR, Wagramer Straße 144, 1220 Vienna. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (in Austria: Austrian data protection authority).