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COVID-19 PCR TESTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Covid PCR Testing is a requirement for international travel or operations in many work environments. The PCR aspect means, polymerase chain reaction, which allows for our UKAS labs to amplify a small quickly taken sample into a large enough copy for thorough analysis. This is why Covid PCR Testing is the primary method of screening.

The Fit to Fly Covid tests are the UK standard that most airlines in the UK and large parts of the world, expect to see before boarding. Without this, you may find international travel restrictions that can affect your milestones. Avoid impacts to your schedule please book your ‘Fit to Fly’ private Covid PCR Test today.

PCR cost is on our booking page. This includes a fit to fly certificate.

No. We are only able to issue you with a doctor’s letter assessing your fitness to fly if you have a Covid-19 PCR test booked.

To ensure the fastest possible turnaround, your results and letter (if requested) will be emailed to you.

Yes. Please book your test as normal and select to add a doctor’s letter. When you go for your test, just let the member of staff know and they can add it for you there and then. Please bring your passport with you if you would like your passport number included.

Please bring an electronic copy of your test form and photo identification. Your ID needs to match the name on the form.

Our priority is to provide you with the fastest possible results in a safe manner. Therefore, patients take their self-swab test at one of our sites or use premium service where our professional team member visit your home or office and collect sample (only available in central London and East London with prior booking via whatsapp). Our in house courier then takes them to the laboratory for analysis. You will receive your results (and certificate if you’ve ordered one) via email within the stated timeframe.

We would advise you take your test as early as possible, such that it is just within your required time window. For instance, if you require a test no more than 72 hours before taking a flight, then have your test exactly 72 hours before your flight.

Your lab results will show the date when your sample was collected. It will also show the date that the test was completed and your report generated. These cannot be changed.

You will receive your results certificate by email within 24-48 hours.

After you book your appointment you will go to one of our locations to take your test. Our PCR locations have a testing area or consultation room where you can take your sample. The sample requires you take a swab from your throat and nose. Full instructions of how to do this are included in your test kit. Alternatively, you can book for a healthcare professional to take your swab for you.

Different airlines have different policies and they are changing frequently. Unfortunately we do not know the specific requirements of each airline. Please contact your airline for details of their particular requirements.