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At Stonegate Medical we offer various types of registered and fully approved COVID-19 (Coronavirus) testing, doctor led and UKAS registered labs.
This service is not only ideal for travellers requiring a COVID-19 PCR Swab test and a Doctor’s Travel Certificate, available both in the clinic for patients not displaying any symptoms and we also offer home test kits which can be sent direct to the comfort of your own home.
Lots of countries and airlines are requesting PCR testing or a fit-to-fly certificate for entry. We provide a doctor signed and fully outlined certificate to ensure you are able to travel with confidence.
We can also support employers with a return to work note and offer the test to employees and corporates.
Typical turn around time is around 24-48 hours however results can take up to 72 hours dependant on the type of test taken.
We ask that all patients accessing these services respect our strict protocols in the interests of protecting our patients and our staff’s health and interests.
For the PCR Test, the team at Stonegate Medical will send you the results by email typically within 24 hours though results can take up to 72 hours after your sample has been analysed at our laboratory. You will get your certificate in a PDF format sent to your email address.
When you get your results depends on one of 2 things
Our GP will see you in our clinic to take a deep throat swab and from up your nose. The swab is then tested for the virus itself and identifies the Viral DNA. The results are typically back within 24 hours however they can taker up to 72 hours. This is the same PCR swab that is being used in the NHS.
Laboratory Antibody Test
We take a sample of blood from your vein and this is sent to the laboratory to be analysed. This is the only Government and Public Health England approved antibody test and uses the ABBOTT testing. The results will show whether you are positive or negative to IgG antibodies to COVID19. This will indicate past infection.
Should your PCR swab test be positive, you must immediately self-isolate to prevent spreading the virus to others. You will not be able to travel if your test becomes positive. We will also inform Public Health England of your positive result so they can monitor this novel virus and spread. The laboratories are also notifying Public Health England so that test and trace can be activated.
Covid-19 is a coronavirus which can cause illness in both humans and animals. The effect of it can vary from one person to another. Covid-19 is highly contagious and spreads very quickly from person to person through droplets produced when a person with Covid-19 coughs or sneezes. Other people can become infected by the virus by breathing in the droplets. Transmission can also occur when a person touches nearby surfaces and objects where the droplets have landed and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth.
If you are travelling to an area that requires proof that you are not infected with the virus, you must take the PCR test and be able to present a certificate that states your result. Most countries are now requesting proof that you are COVID-19 free and you are required to take this test.
Yours and our safety are paramount at Stonegate Medical. Our clinicians will be wearing PPE when they see you. Our reception team will be wearing face masks. We request all patients to wear face masks and use alcohol gel on entry and exit. We are limiting the number of people waiting by only allowing people in 5 minutes prior to their appointment slot. Only those who have appointments are allowed to enter the clinic.