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Coronavirus PCR Test

Test for a current Covid-19 infection with our UKAS accredited PCR swab test. Order home kit online and post sample to our accredited lab with results within 2 days of receipt.

 

PCR Test

Coronavirus PCR Test

This coronavirus PCR test will indicate if you are currently infected with COVID-19. This is a gold standard throat and nose swab test which can be self-collected by individuals at home and then posted via Tracked 24 to a UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis. Samples should be collected between 1-5 days from the onset of symptoms. Results are available within 2 working days from receipt. Test certificate provided.

How to take an accurate coronavirus swab test.

COVID-19
PCR Test
£129
What's included

HOW DOES THE

TEST WORK?

Order your test

Order your test online and we'll deliver it straight to your letterbox.

Collect your sample

Follow the instructions in your kit to collect your sample.

Post sample to Lab

Use the Tracked 24 envelope supplied to return your sample. Make a note of your tracking number then post in a priority post box that same day.

View results

Results will be available on your secure dashboard 2 working days after the lab receives your sample.

Important Information

Please note that the laboratory is legally obliged to share the details of any positive COVID-19 test results with NHS Test and Trace.

We cannot guarantee you will receive your results before your travel date if taking a coronavirus test to gain proof of a negative result prior to travelling from the UK.

Please follow all instructions very carefully. The coronavirus test requires the user to collect a swab from the nose and throat. If instructions are not followed precisely and contact is not made correctly with the nose and throat we may not be able to provide a result.

How to take an accurate coronavirus swab test.

All our tests are only available to adults aged 18+.

What Is
Test To Release?

Test to Release is a new Government testing strategy aimed at reducing the length of time travellers to England have to self-isolate. The new testing scheme is for anyone travelling from countries not on the Government’s travel corridor list. It applies to anyone arriving or returning to England from these countries via plane, ferry or train.

Anyone arriving in England from a country not on the Government’s travel corridor list currently have to self-isolate for 10-days. The new testing strategy can shorten self-isolation upon receipt of a negative test after 5 days of self-isolation.

coronavirus test for travel

Frequently asked

Questions

How does Test to Release work?

According to the Government website: 'Under the ‘Test to release for international travel’ strategy, passengers arriving into England by plane, ferry or train should book their test before they travel; must complete a passenger locator form; and will still need to self-isolate for 5 days before taking a test – rather than taking it at their port of arrival.

How soon after arriving in England do I need to take the coronavirus test?

The Government guidance stipulates that the coronavirus test should be taken 5 days after arriving in England from countries not on the Governments travel corridor list. Travellers still need to self-isolate until they have a negative test result.

Do I still have to self-isolate on arrival in England?

Yes. The Government guidance stipulate that travellers from countries not on the Government's travel corridor list must self-isolate for 14-days upon arrival in England. Travellers now have the option to reduce the 14-day self-isolation period by taking a coronavirus test 5 days after arriving in England. A negative test result will allow travellers to end self-isolation.

Can I get this test for free using NHS Test & Trace?

No. The Government are not providing coronavirus tests for free as part of the NHS Test & Trace system for travellers returning to England as part of the Test to Release scheme.

What accreditations do your labs hold

All our lab partners hold UKAS 15189 accreditation, the gold standard for lab analysis.

Can I buy tests for my children?

Unfortunately, our service and therefore this test is strictly for adults aged 18 years and over.

Can companies order tests for their employees?

Yes, if you are an employer and would to order multiple tests for your employees please complete our contact form.

Lab Analysed

coronavirus tests

COVID-19 Antibody Test
£69
1 Biomarkers Included
Blood test to identify a past infection of COVID-19 virus.
COVID-19 PCR Test
£129
1 Biomarkers Included
Self-collection swab test to identify current infection of COVID-19 virus.

Service Status

Kit Dispatch

Kits ordered before 2pm from Monday to Friday continue to be dispatched same day via First Class Royal Mail. After 2pm your kit will be dispatched the next working day. Orders placed on the weekend will be despatched Monday.

Postal Service

There may be some delays in parts of the UK while the Royal Mail catches up with their Christmas backlog. Click here for updates on the Royal Mail service.

Lab Analysis

Our labs are operating as normal.

Doctor/nurse reviews

Our doctors and nurses are currently working remotely and continue to review results.

Home phlebotomy appointments

Our home phlebotomy service is running but please be aware, if you or anyone in your household have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, due to the current government guidelines, we are unable to arrange an appointment at this time. Due to a high demand for nurses, along with current covid restrictions around the UK, there may be a delay in providing an appointment.

Customer service

Our customer service team are currently working from home, available to answer any questions via email.

Results dashboard

You can continue to access your results as normal either through your browser or via our iOS or Android app.

CORPORATE ENQUIRY

If you are an employer and would like to order multiple tests for your employees, please complete the form below.