We offer two types of tests:
- Tests that can detect the virus directly (also called viral PCR tests)
- Tests that check for your immune response (known as antibody tests)
We can also provide Fit-To-Travel certificates.
We are a CQC regulated medical services provider all our tests are fully compliant with government guidelines and have been approved for use by Public Health England.
"Pregnancy test style" test kits claiming to offer instant results (based on IgM and IgG antibodies) are on sale in the market. However, there are questions about the accuracy of these tests therefore we do not recommend them.
We recommend using a laboratory based test for safer and more accurate results. Laboratory based tests guarantee that results are analysed in a controlled, sterile environment with minimum risk of contamination.
We will continue to explore instant results testing options and may offer alternative kits in future if we are satisfied with the clinical accuracy and safety of the test.
Our doctors can provide a medical certificate to certify your coronavirus PCR Swab test results for £25 which is suitable for international travel or for employment purposes.
How to get a COVID-19 Fit to Travel Certificate
To get a COVID-19 Fit to Fly certificate that is signed by one of our doctors, you first need to buy a coronavirus PCR swab home test to check if you have the active virus or not.
Your home test is delivered by Royal Mail Tracked 24 and subject to Royal Mail turnaround times. If you require the test and certificate for a flight we advise you order your test well ahead of time.
All test kits come with a pre-paid “Special Business Class” return envelope. We strongly recommend you arrange a courier to deliver your results back to the lab if you require your results back as soon as possible.
After you have ordered the test, you can contact us and ask for the additional certification from the doctor. We will then contact you to take payment and the doctor will provide you with official confirmation of your results.
Please note it is your responsibility to check the travel requirements of the airline and country you are travelling to, as well as to ensure your results are received in the time frame required by the airline and country.
While test results are normally available within 24 to 48 hours from receipt of the sample by the laboratory, we cannot guarantee this.
We cannot guarantee nor have any control over Royal Mail turnaround times.
We cannot be held liable for any knock-on implications should delivery timescales be longer than those advertised.