Please note we are not responsible for postal delays, and we are not responsible for delays caused by unpredictable events at the lab, so if the result is time sensitive this is taken at your risk.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is the current gold standard method for detection of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19
*Please note that COVID-19 is a notifiable disease and a positive test result will be notified to Public Health England.
PCR tests are used to detect the presence of viral RNA, rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present, the tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on.
Your throat swab test kit and instructions are posted directly to you, and there is no need to visit a collection centre.
Mail your sample back to the lab using the prepaid envelope and packaging.
Your results will be published in your healthily dashboard within 2 business days.