The PCR Test confirms if you are currently infected with COVID-19. The UK government have been using this type of test to screen key workers and protect the public from the spread of the coronavirus. Furthermore, PCR Tests are becoming increasingly important for determining whether people are safe to travel, particularly when travelling abroad.
Sample collection involves taking a swab of the nose or throat. The swab will pick up any genetic material of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Following this, the swab will be sent to the CQC laboratory that we have partnered with. If the laboratory find genetic material related to SARS-CoV-2 in your sample, this shows that you are infected with COVID-19.
- Order your PCR Test Kit.
You can use this page to order your PCR Test. This is a home testing kit, which requires you to take a sample and send this off to the laboratory that we have partnered with. You can give us a call on 0207 1646 955 if you have any questions about whether this is the right test for you.
- Register your kit and undergo a pre-test consultation.
Once you receive your PCR Test Kit, you should give us a call on 0207 1646 955 to register your home testing kit and to undergo a pre-test consultation. By doing so, you can ensure that you understand how to use the test properly. A pre-test consultation is included in the price of the PCR Test.
- Use the swab to collect a sample
The PCR Test Kit comes with a swab to collect a sample from your nose or throat. Once you have taken your swab, you should put this into the tube provided that contains preservative liquid.
- Send the sample to the laboratory
Place the sealed sample into the pre-paid postage envelope provided with the kit. We recommend that you post it as soon as possible after collecting the sample.
- Receive your results
You will receive your results from the laboratory within 48 hours. They will dictate if you have tested positive for COVID-19.
- Undergo a post-test consultation
If you wish to discuss your PCR Test results, you can give us a call on 0207 1646 955.