Corona tests for the public

See how you can be tested and where to get your results


If you have no symptoms and want to be tested

If you have no symptoms and want to be tested for coronavirus, book an appointment on coronaprover.dk. 

Go to coronaprover.dk and follow the guidelines to arrange your appointment

If you are near a border crossing or one of the mobile test centres, you can be tested there without an appointment. There is most capacity at the fixed test centres, so we recommend that you use one of these.

The test will be carried out in one of Testcenter Denmark's tents.

Test results 

Go to sundhed.dk to see your results, you have to log in with a NemID (if you are a tourist and do not have NemID, you will be contacted by telephone - but only if your test is positive)


Most people will get their results within 24-48 hours.

Test results will be sent to your general practitioner, unless you have said otherwise.

If your test is positive, you will be contacted by Coronaopsporing under the Danish Patient Safety Authority. You will be advised about what to do when you are tested positive and you will be offered help to trace who you have had contact with since you became ill. 

If you have received a positive result and you do not receive a call by no later than 24 hours after you have received the result, you can contact Coronaopsporing on +45 32 32 05 11. 



If you have mild symptoms and have to be tested

​The most common symptoms of coronavirus are fever, coughing, difficulty swallowing or breathing and headache. 

 If you have mild symptoms and want to be tested, ring your general practitioner. Your general practitioner will assess whether you should be examined by healthcare staff, or whether you only need to be tested. 

Read more about what to do if you are tested positive in the booklet from the Danish Health Authority “What to do if you test positive for novel coronavirus”

While you are waiting for the results of your test, you must stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

If your general practitioner only refers you to a test, you will be tested at one of the swab test clinics in the region, and you yourself need to book an appointment on coronaprover.dk.

Go to coronaprover.dk and follow the guidelines to arrange your appointment

Test results


Most people will get their results within 24-48 hours.


The test results will also be sent to the GP who referred you. If you were referred by someone other than your general practitioner, the results will also be sent here, unless you have said otherwise. 

If your test is positive, you will be contacted by Coronaopsporing under the Danish Patient Safety Authority. You will be advised about what to do when you are tested positive and you will be offered help to trace who you have had contact with since you became ill. 

If you have received a positive result and you do not receive a call by no later than 24 hours after you have received the result, you can contact Coronaopsporing on +45 32 32 05 11. 

If you are in doubt about anything, contact your GP.

Swab test clinics in the region




If your symptoms deteriorate, or you are ill for several days

The most common symptoms of coronavirus are fever, coughing, difficulty swallowing or breathing and headache. 

Contact your GP (or dial 1813 for the medical helpline outside your GP’s opening hours) if your symptoms deteriorate, e.g. difficulties breathing, or if you are ill for several days.

Your GP will assess whether you should be tested and examined at one of the assessment clinics in the region.  If this is the case, your GP will refer you for an assessment and possibly a test at the hospital's corona assessment clinic. The hospital will contact you about where and when to show up.

Corona test results


Most people will get their results within 24-48 hours.

While you are waiting for the results of your test, you must stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

If your test is positive, you will be contacted by Coronaopsporing under the Danish Patient Safety Authority. You will be advised about what to do when you are tested positive and you will be offered help to trace who you have had contact with since you became ill. 

If you have received a positive result and you do not receive a call by no later than 24 hours after you have received the result, you can contact Coronaopsporing on +45 32 32 05 11. 


If you are in doubt about anything, contact your GP (or dial 1813 for the medical helpline outside your GP’s opening hours).

​Assessment clinics in the Region




Corona tests for babies 0 and 1 year old

​Parents of 0 and 1-year-olds should contact their own general practitioner if they want their child tested for COVID-19. Parents can book an appointment on coronaprover.dk with their own NEM-ID and they can see the results by logging in to sundhed.dk (a web portal in Danish with access to personal health data).



Corona tests for children 2-12 years old

​For no symptoms

Parents can book an appointment for a test on coronaprover.dk WITHOUT REFERRAL from a doctor, if the child has no symptoms. This can be relevant if:

  • The child has been close contact with a person with COVID-19
  • There has been an outbreak of COVID-19 at the child's schools, kindergarten or day nursery
  • The child has travelled to countries where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has advised against all non-essential travel or if the child is to travel to a country requiring a COVID-19 passport.
Parents should use their own NEM-ID to book an appointment for a test.
See the child's test results on sundhed.dk (in Danish) - log in with NEM-ID

Most test results will be ready within 24-48 hours. 


For mild symptoms

Children with mild symptoms must have a referral from their own general practitioner before parents can book an appointment for a test on coronaprover.dk.

The child should be isolated until the results of the test are available: 

  • Of course, your child should have all the care your child needs - including physical closeness and hugs.

  • However, minimise physical contact with other people as much as possible. It is very important that your child does not come into contact with his/her grandparents, as the elderly are at most risk of becoming seriously ill if they contract coronavirus.
Parents should use their own NEM-ID to book an appointment for a test.


Corona tests for children and teenagers 13-18 years old

For no symptoms

If the child has no symptoms, you can book an appointment for a test on coronaprover.dk without a referral from a doctor. 


Most test results will be ready within 24-48 hours. 


See overview (in Danish) of TestCentre Denmark's corona test centres

For mild symptoms

If your child has mild, you have to contact your general practitioner, who will refer you for a test. Children with symptoms must go into isolation until the result of the test is available. 

If the child is 13-14 years old, parents should book an appointment with their NEM-ID. 

From the age of 15, a test should be booked using the child’s NEM-ID. 


The child should be isolated until the results of the test are available:

  • Of course your child should have all the care your child needs.
  • However, minimise physical contact with other people as much as possible. It is very important that your child does not come into contact with his/her grandparents, as the elderly are at most risk of becoming seriously ill if they contract coronavirus.
Most test results will be ready within 24-48 hours. 

Book a test on coronaprover.dk. It will take place at one of the Region’s swab test clinics:


If a hospital, medical specialist or dentist sends you for testing before examination or treatment

If you have to be tested before your examination or treatment, you will be contacted by the place of treatment. Testing primarily takes place at one of the swab test clinics in the region.

Swab test clinics in the region

Help with transport

If you have to be tested before an appointment at a hospital department, you may be entitled to receive help with transport to and from the swab test clinic.

You are also welcome to contact the department that has called you in, to hear about your options for transport.

Test results 


Most people will get their results within 24-48 hours. 


The test results will also be sent to the GP who referred you. If you were referred by someone other than your general practitioner, the results will also be sent here, unless you have said otherwise. 

If your test is positive, you will be contacted by Coronaopsporing under the Danish Patient Safety Authority. You will be advised about what to do when you are tested positive and you will be offered help to trace who you have had contact with since you became ill. 

If you have received a positive result and you do not receive a call by no later than 24 hours after you have received the result, you can contact Coronaopsporing on +45 32 32 05 11. 



If you are a close contact to a corona-infected person

​The Danish Health Authority asks everyone who has been tested positive for coronavirus to contact persons that they have been in close contact with, so they too can be tested. The purpose is to stop the spread. 

If you have been in close contact with a person who is infected with coronavirus, you may also be infected. 

When are you a close contact?

You are considered a close contact if you:

  • live together with an infected person
  • have had direct physical contact (a hug, for example) with and infected person
  • have had unprotected and direct contact with secretion from an infected person (for example, you have been coughed on or have touched a used tissue)
  • have had close face-to-face contact within a distance of 1 metre for more than 15 minutes with an infected person (a conversation, for example)
  • have participated in the care of a corona-infected citizen/patient as a healthcare professional or similar and you did not use personal protective equipment. 
  • If people have followed the Danish Health Authority's advice about physical distancing, coughing etiquette and hygiene, very few will be categorised as a close contact. 

In other words, a close contact is the people you live with and a few colleagues and friends from whom it has not been possible to keep a distance. 

How to be tested

Your GP can refer you for a test.
When you have been referred, book an appointment as soon as possible on www.corona.dk

Note that you should book an appointment at specific intervals, and that one test will be enough for some people, whereas others need to be tested twice. Read more about this in the Danish Health Authority booklet: 

Read more about booking, test results, self-isolation (while you are waiting for your test results), tracing infection and further information in the Danish Health Authority booklet: For those who are a close contact with a person infected with coronavirus

Go to coronaprover.dk and follow the guidelines to arrange your appointment

If you are in doubt, contact the national hotline on tel. +45 70 20 02 33

Where to be tested

Close contacts are tested in the national TestCentre Denmark's white tents (also called the society path).

See directions and where to park at TestCentre Denmark's tents in the Capital Region of Denmark

Test results 

While you are waiting for the results of your test, you must stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

Most people will get their results within 24-48 hours.


If your test is positive, you will be contacted by Coronaopsporing under the Danish Patient Safety Authority. You will be advised about what to do when you are tested positive and you will be offered help to trace who you have had contact with since you became ill. 

If you have received a positive result and you do not receive a call by no later than 24 hours after you have received the result, you can contact Coronaopsporing on +45 32 32 05 11. 



COVID-19 passport for use when travelling abroad

The COVID-19 passport is personal documentation you can show if you are travelling and you need to be able to document a negative test for COVID-19. Several countries have introduced travel restrictions in order to limit infection with COVID-19, and in some countries demonstrating a negative test for COVID-19 can be a condition for entering without having to quarantine.


You can read, download and print your COVID-19 passport on sundhed.dk as soon as the laboratory has analysed the sample and released the result.

Your COVID-19 passport will only be available to read, download and print, if your test is negative and is not older than seven days.


If you are a foreign tourist, foreign student, or a Dane resident abroad

If you are a foreign tourist, foreign student, or a Dane resident abroad and you HAVE symptoms  

If you have respiratory symptoms, please call the nearest general practitioner. Dial 1813 for the medical helpline outside the general practitioner’s opening hours. Do not show up at the general practitioner’s clinic or the hospital without an appointment. 

If the general practitioner assesses that you only need to be tested, you will be referred to a corona swab test clinic. If you also need to be seen by a doctor, you will be referred to a corona assessment clinic.

Test results

If you are tested at a corona swab test clinic, you will only be contacted by the staff if you test POSITIVE for coronavirus. If you are not contacted within 72 hours then you are NOT infected.

If you are tested at a corona assessment clinic, you will be contacted by the staff regardless of your results. 

It is important that you remain isolated until you receive your test results.

If you are a foreign tourist, foreign student, or a Dane resident abroad and you have NO symptoms

If you do not have any symptoms, but would still like to be tested, you can go to a test centre and be tested. 

Test results

Testcenter Denmark will explain to you how you will receive your test results. Please do not call 1813 to receive your test results.

Testcenter Ballerup 

Ballerup Idrætsby, 2750 Ballerup

The test station is located in the car park in front of Ballerup Super Arena. Access via the junction to Ballerup Super Arena. There are shuttle busses from Malmparken Station.

Open every day from 9am - 5pm

Testcenter Bornholm 

Ullasvej 39C, 3700 Rønne

The test station is across the street from Bornholm Hospital.

Open every day from 9am - 5pm

Testcenter Friheden 

Hvidovrevej 333, 2650 Hvidovre 

The test station is located in the car park at Friheden Station - entrance is at Gl. Køge Landevej between Strandmarksvej and Hvidovrevej. Parking is available on the surrounding streets. Check whether you have to pay for parking.

Open every day from 9am - 5pm

Testcenter Fælledparken 

Edel Sauntes Allé, 2100 København Ø 

Edel Sauntes Allé is located at Øster Allé. Parking is available on Øster Allé. Some of the parking spaces have free parking for one hour. Check the signs.

Open every day from 7am - 10pm

Testcenter Hillerød 

Milnersvej 39, 3400 Hillerød 

The test station is located in the car park by the Royal Stage. Parking is available in front of the test station.

Open every day from 9am - 5pm

Border test centres

Testcenter Copenhagen Airport

Ellehammersvej 26, 2770 Kastrup

Note: Advance booking is necessary, unless you can present a valid plane ticket, boarding card or pendler card to Øresundsbroen for the same day.

At the parking lot P-5, next to Clarion Hotel. Paid parking at P4/P7.

Open every day from 6am - 00.45 am.

Ferry line between Helsingør-Helsingborg

Færgevej 9, 3000 Helsingør
Note: Advance booking is necessary, unless you can present a valid ferry ticket for the same day.
You will find the test facility by the ForSea ferry terminal/DSB train platform
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 4pm  

Pop up test centres

The mobile test units pop up at shopping centres, community centres etc. Citizens and tourist above the age of 2 can be tested. 
NOTE: No booking required. Last test at 4pm, regardless of queue.

21 - 25 September from 10am - 4pm 
City 2/Copenhagen Designer Outlet
Cityringen 6
2630 Høje Taastrup
You find the test center inside at the main entrance to Copenhagen Designer Outlet, across from Nike. 
Parking: 4 timers free parking - remember P-disc.

23 - 25 September from 10am - 4pm
Idrætsanlægget
Idrætsvej 2
2625 Vallensbæk

24 September from 10.30am - 3.30pm
Ølstykke Hallen
Tranekærvej 1
3650 Ølstykke
 
25 September from 10.30am - 3.30pm
Smørum Idrætscenter, hal 3
Flodvej 62
2765 Smørum

28 September - 4 October from 10am - 4pm
Glashuset Kulturcenter
Østergården 19A
2635 Ishøj

28 and 30 September and  2 October from 10am - 3pm
Rødovre Centrum
Rødovre Centrum 1 R, 2610 Rødovre
You find the test center at entrance E by Rotunden.

5 October from 10am - 4pm
Albertslund Centrum, Frivilligcentret 
Bygangen 25, 1.
2620 Albertslund

6 October from 10am - 4pm
Kanalens Kvarter, beboerlokalet 
Kanalens Kvarter 198
2620 Albertslund

7 - 8 October from 10am - 4pm
Blokland, Fælleshuset,
Blokland 34A
2620 Albertslund

9 October from 10am - 4pm 
Islamisk Center Vest
Roskildevej 30B, lokale 2
2620 Albertslund

12 - 16 September from 10am - 4pm 
City 2/Copenhagen Designer Outlet
Cityringen 6
2630 Høje Taastrup
You find the test center inside at the main entrance to Copenhagen Designer Outlet, across from Nike. 
Parking: 4 timers free parking - remember P-disc.

Bornholm

8 October from 10am - 4pm
Ved Rema 1000
Gartnervangen 10
3700 Rønne

13 og 16 October from 10am - 4pm
Ved Kvickly
Købmagergade 12
3730 Nexø

14 October from 10am - 4pm
Rønne Torv
3700 Rønne

15 October from 10am - 4pm
Snellemarkcentret
Nordre Kystvej 28
3700 Rønne




How will my test for coronavirus be processed?

What happens with my test result after I was tested for coronavirus at one of the Region’s coronavirus swab test clinics or coronavirus assessment clinics? 

 
Your results are recorded in your electronic patient record and in other systems that supplement the patient record. The test results will also be sent to the GP who referred you. If you were referred by someone other than your general practitioner, the results will also be sent here, unless you have said otherwise.

You can see your test result on sundhed.dk. Parents can also see their children's result on sundhed.dk (in Danish)

How long will test result remain in my electronic patient record and other systems that supplement the patient record, and can I get result deleted?

 
Information in the records must not be deleted, or made illegible. If it is necessary to correct or add something in the record, the original text must be retained, unless it is directly incorrect. Hospitals are obliged to store patient information for 10 years (see Patient Record Executive Order no. 530). 

Will my test be used for purposes other than the diagnosis of coronavirus?

 
According to section 32 of the Danish Health Act (sundhedsloven) residual material from diagnostic examinations will be stored in secure biobanks and provided for future research projects, if permission is given by a health research ethics committee and by other approvals. This also applies for an analysed sample for coronavirus, just like an analysed urine sample taken to diagnose a bladder infection, for example. 

If you do not want your biological material to be used for future research projects, you can withdraw permission via the use of tissue register (Vævsanvendelsesregisteret).



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