We can now offer private COVID-19 PCR swab tests, rapid antigen tests and finger prick antibody tests in association with Medinow, a CQC registered medical organisation. Tests are conducted on site and are processed in a UK based UKAS and CQC registered laboratory, with results sent to you via email within 48 hours of the laboratory receiving the sample.
PCR Test – £155. This includes the swab being taken, fit to fly certificate and courier to the lab.
Rapid antigen Test – £115. This includes the swab being taken and fit to fly certificate if required.
Antibody Test – £65. This is a fingerprick test. We use the Roche antibody test which is 100% sensitive and 99.8% specific.
The PCR Swab test is the gold standard of coronavirus testing and is used by the majority of countries as an entry requirement with results a maximum of 48 hours from the laboratory receiving the sample. This is the best option if travelling abroad and is the most accurate.
The rapid antigen test is up to 97% accurate and you will receive results at the latest by the next day but often even on the same day as the test being taken. This is a good option if visiting elderly relatives or family but the PCR is still more accurate. We use the SD Biosensor SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test and it on the approved list for countries accepting rapid tests.
PCR Test – A maximum of 48 hours from the laboratory receiving the sample. We have a courier which goes to the lab at 4pm every day. So for example, if you did a test on Monday before 4pm you will receive the results by Wednesday afternoon at the very latest. The lab is open and processing samples 24/7.
Rapid Antigen Test – A maximum of 24 hours but more than likely earlier.
No. You can just book one appointment slot for up to 4 people as long as they are members of the same household.
Please check what the requirements are for your destination. For example if you are required to do a sample 72 hours before departure and your flight is at 2pm on Friday, the earliest you can book an appointment is 2pm on Tuesday. Please note some countries in Europe require the sample to be taken 72 hours before arrival which would mean working back from your arrival time. For example if you arrive at your destination at 2pm on Friday the earliest you can book an appointment is 2pm on Tuesday.
Yes, we can add your passport number to the certificate. Please let us know when you come in for the appointment.
No, this is a private service and we will not share your information with the NHS or anyone else.
Results take up to 48 hours from when the laboratory receives the sample. Please make sure you have checked your junk email. Results will come from Medinow or firstname.lastname@example.org If you still can’t see you results, send us an email or give us a call and we will chase it up for you immediately.
Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to cancel by calling or sending an email to email@example.com
Cancellations made less than 24 hours before an appointment may incur a cancellation fee of £25.