Covid 19 PCR testing
What testing do you provide at the Clinic?
We provide Covid 19 PCR testing for asymptomatic patients who need this for travel, work purposes, or peace of mind. This is a throat and nasal swab and the method of testing is reverse-transcriptase real-time PCR. The assays used at TDL show a minimum sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%, with no cross-reactivity with other viruses.
We also provide Covid 19 antibody testing. This can show if you have been exposed to Covid 19 in the past, or immunity post vaccination.
We do not offer Lateral flow, Antigen or Lamp tests.
You must not attend the clinic if you have symptoms of Covid 19 or have tested positive in the past ten days. You must also not attend If you have been in contact with anyone that has symptoms in the past 10 days, or you are isolating.
How much does it cost?
Covid 19 In Clinic PCR test – £155
Covid 19 Home Test – £140
Home testing is only suitable for peace of mind and work purposes,not travel.
Covid 19 Antibody test – £95
Onsite testing for organisations – POA
All fees are taken at the time of booking.
When will I get my results?
You will receive your results, via email, within 24-48 hours.
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When do I need to take the test if it is for travel?
You will need to check with your airline or travel company how many hours before travel you need the test, and if this is before departure or arrival.
You can then contact the Clinic and the reception team will help you make an appointment.
The clinic can not advise when is best for you to take the test, you must have this information ready when making the booking.
Do I need to bring anything to the appointment?
You must bring your passport with you to the appointment.
You must come wearing a mask, no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment time and by yourself.
Which laboratory do you use and is it ISO15189 accredited?
We use The Doctors Laboratory, The Halo Building, 1 Mabledon Place, Lond, WC1H9AX,UK.
The Doctors Laboratory is ISO15189 accredited.
When do I need to take the test?
What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?
We have a cancellation policy of 48 hours. If you wish to cancel or rearrange your appointment, please let us know at least 48 hours before your appointment time.
Should you wish to cancel between 48-24 hours before the appointment, we can offer a 50% refund.
Any appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment will be non refundable.
If you need to cancel, please call the Clinic on 01904 631 815.
What happens if my test is positive?
If a positive result is received, you will be contacted by the Clinic and given further instructions. You will also receive an email with this information on.
Your positive test results will be passed on to Public Health England in accordance with the government guidelines.
This test is done via a PCR swab through an approved UK laboratory for COVID tests and intravenous for the antibody test.
The Abbott SARS-CoV-2 IgG and Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 assays detect IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the Roche assay is a total antibody assay and will additionally detect IgM antibodies, reporting both IgG and IgM as a total antibody result. Both the Abbott and Roche assays use the same viral antigen, nucleocapsid protein, to determine antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. It is thought that antibodies against the nucleocapsid are made earlier in the immune response compared to those against other viral antigens.
Please beware that it is the responsibility of the patients to select what time to book their tests and are solely responsible for the time of the appointments made and that the clinic or team are unable to advise on testing times.
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.