Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Information from your practice Dr. Frühwein & Partner

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We perform PCR testing for COVID-2019 by swab outside of our office premises in a safe environment at our testing site. If symptoms are present and the test is indicated, PCR by means of a smear test is a service provided by health insurance companies.

Corona antibody tests are performed on non-infectious patients in our office. The antibody test is not covered by statutory health insurance and must be paid for by the patient.

Questions and answers

on the coronavirus (COVID-2019)

Here we inform you and answer your questions about Corona Virus in Munich.

Dr. Markus Frühwein, as an expert in dealing with the coronavirus(to press), is your contact for questions about the disease.

Yes. We offer the possibility of PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 as part of a smear test by appointment. The test directly detects the virus. It is currently the most conclusive test regarding the risk of infection.

The testing takes place outside our practice premises:
(see LOCATION above!)

They are welcome to make an appointment:
to the online booking

Yes. We perform the test in the practice and determine IgG and IgM antibodies qualitatively. Antibody detection is an important diagnostic tool to detect SARS-CoV-2 infection retrospectively as well.

The test is not suitable for the detection of an acute infection. In this case, determination by direct PCR detection of the SARS-CoVs pathogen in a throat swab should be performed.

Since antibodies can only be detected with a delay after the onset of symptoms, we recommend that antibody testing be carried out from four weeks after possible contact with an infected person and at the earliest two weeks after the onset of symptoms.

You can make an appointment here:
to the online booking

To date, it is believed that having been through infection provides some protection against re-infection by SARS-CoV-2. However, how long and how safe this protection is needs to be further researched.

If corona-typical symptoms persist and a corresponding suspicion of risk is present, renewed PCR testing may be useful. If, after a negative test, you have had a new contact with someone who is definitely infected and/or have been in an area at risk in the last 14 days, and you have symptoms, then it is safe to assume that you are infected. Quarantine is advisable here and testing according to the current recommendation is useful.

Various symptoms are possible:

  • Increased body temperature or fever (> 37.6 °C)
  • Dry and mucous cough
  • Breathing problems (dyspnea)
  • Cold symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses)
  • Diarrhea
  • Impairment of the sense of smell and/or taste
You are welcome to contact our practice for advice. Please do not come to the practice without consulting us and making an appropriate appointment if you have symptoms of infection. If you belong to a risk group (see below), you can make an appointment with us for a coronary test or contact the medical on-call service: 116 117.
Yes, if you:

  • have had contact with a patient with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the last two weeks.
  • Have pre-existing conditions or the respiratory illness is getting worse (e.g., shortness of breath, high fever, loss of consciousness, etc.).
  • Has occupational contact with people who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 (e.g., in a hospital or elder care setting)

Until the test result is available, they should isolate themselves. This means staying home, avoiding all close contact under 2 meters, maintaining good hand hygiene, and wearing a mouth/nose guard when in contact with others (if available).

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, it is a good idea to take a test. Especially if they have had contact with a sick person. But even without special risk contact, the test is recommended.

Without reasonable suspicion, there is no recommendation to test for coronavirus.

Health insurance companies usually cover the costs of the PCR test if the patient is symptomatic. Antibody testing is not a benefit of the statutory health insurance.

The result will be reported to the appropriate health department, which will contact you. They are expected to be quarantined for 2 weeks. Quarantine will only be lifted if they are symptom free for at least 48 hours at the end of quarantine.

This is where the law on the prevention and control of infectious diseases comes into play. The net salary continues to be paid by the employer, but the employer can later recover the amount from the authority that ordered the quarantine. If the quarantine lasts longer than six weeks, the employee is entitled to compensation in the amount of sick pay, which he or she must claim from the relevant health authority.

Helpful and informative links


Robert Koch Institute | Fact Sheet Novel Coronavirus
to the website

Bavarian State Office for Health and Food | Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
to the website

Robert Koch Institute | Answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
to the website

Robert Koch Institute | Number of cases in Germany and worldwide
to the website

Johns Hopkins Universit | Real-Time Map
to the website

The Washington Post | Corona Simulator
to the website

Soth-China-Morningpost | How Coronavirus works
to the website