Covid-19 PCR test. Are you Fit to Fly?
PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test The PCR test looks for evidence that the virus is currently in your body, by detecting the presence of its RNA in a swab sample from your nose/throat.
The PCR test detects the genetic material in the virus called RNA. When the sample reaches the lab, a solution known as a ‘reagent’ is added to it. If there is virus present this reagent starts a ‘chain reaction’ and creates billions of copies of the genetic material in the virus so that there is enough that it can be detected and analysed by scientists to provide a positive result.
Are you Fit to Fly?
Some countries require you to take a PCR test 3- 5 days before the flight departs showing that you do not have an active case of Covid-19. We provide a Signed certificate.
Anyone who is concerned that they been exposed to Covid-19 can take the PCR test. You may be experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, or you may think you have been exposed to Covid-19.
Or you may be caring for a person who is particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 and want to check yourself for your own peace of mind.
99.9% Accurate with correct swab technique using our PHE accredited UK laboratory
If you have covid-19 symptoms, then you need to self-isolate to protect others.
When do I get the results of my PCR test?
When you receive your kit, read the instructions carefully.
Carry out the test and send the sample to the laboratory the carriers/post as directed.
Your sample will be analysed the day it is received, and your results emailed to you as soon as they are ready, within 12-24 hours of the lab receiving your sample. You will get a signed certificate which is valid for your flight.
Our health professionals are ready to help you interpret your Covid-19 test results and to help you understand the next steps.
We recommend you do not try to travel using a NHS PCR test as they do not provide the certificate you need to travel.
Covid-19 IgM/IgG antibody tests
Contact us or book on-line for a Covid-19 antibody test.
Our test detects Covid-19 specific antibodies. IgM antibodies are the body’s first immune response that remain in the blood that help the body fight off infection. IgG antibodies are the body’s secondary immune response in the blood to provide long term immunity. The test indicates a recent or current infection.
DO NOT attend the clinic if you have Covid-19 symptoms. Contact NHS 111 or the online coronavirus service.
We use Biopanda Test Kits, manufactured in the UK, MHRA approved and CE marked. For use by health professionals only. These are 99% accurate in line with Roche tests.
4 easy steps
- Simple finger prick test
- Result in 10 minutes
- Certificate of testing provided
- Full explanation of test result and what to do next.
Family groups, same household groups can be tested together. Ask your local clinic for more details.
To book an appointment use the on-line booking system or phone your nearest clinic.