A COVID-19 PCR test looks for the presence of genetic material from the COVID-19 virus within a swab or saliva sample. These tests are commonly referred to as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. Antigen tests look for parts of the virus.
The PCR COVID19 test is performed by taking a nasal and pharyngeal (back of the throat) swab which is then placed in an appropriate container.
The COVID-19 PCR test requires a nostril/throat swab sample to be collected by our staff and sent back to our registered laboratory for testing.
Nostril/throat swabs are being used to rule out COVID-19 infection before travel or resuming other activities.
Sample can been rejected by the laboratory due to the sample not being fit for testing. In that case we can ask for a new sample or a refund can be issued.
If your test result is positive, you must not travel. You must follow local rules and guidance for positive corona virus cases.
If the result is inconclusive, you must take another test.
Many travellers are now required to take a COVID-19 PCR test, commonly known as the PCR Test for Travel. This is to show they are not carrying the virus and are Fit-to-Fly/Travel. It is also essential that the test is processed by a certified laboratory.
Most operators require that tests are carried out within 72 hours of travel however this window can vary so please check with your travel operator if you are unsure.We provide test report within 24 to 48 hours after sample received in Laboratory.
Yes, once the results are available, you will receive a certificate that you can use to be admitted in the countries you want to go to. We send your result to your email address.
Yes, Sample collection kits can be purchased online and must be posted back to Laboratory. Kit needs to activated once sample are taken. Instructions will be included how to access the Laboratory portal. In-clinic tests are preferable to many customers as they are done under the supervision of our expert clinical staff and dispatched promptly to the lab.
Yes, the laboratory we use is registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Public Health England.
These tests are 99.9% accurate and are approved by Public Health England.
Yes, If appointment for Fit to Fly or Test to Release is cancelled before 24 hours of appointment then amount will be refunded after £15 deduction of admin charges. Amount will not be refunded if cancelled within 24 hours. Day 2 only Day 2 and 8 test package is non refundable.