At The Travel Health Clinic, we are continuously looking for ways to offer more services to you. In the current climate, it is imperative that you stay safe against COVID-19 and that’s why we now offer antibody and PCR (antigen) testing.
PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. This is a test designed and used to directly detect the presence of the genetic material/antigens of the COVID-19 virus rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. This is only possible if the virus is present and someone is actively infected. The tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on by detecting viral RNA (ribonucleic acid), which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present. PCR tests give us a good indication of who is infected and who is not, therefore giving airlines and countries some control over the spread of the virus.
The COVID19 Antigen Rapid Test that we provide takes the form of a simple nose swab test that detects specific proteins (antigens) on the surface of the COVID-19 virus. This test has a 98% sensitivity in detecting viral levels that are currently considered to be infectious. This test costs £49.99 and is carried out by one of our specialist clinicians in-store. The test takes as little as 15 minutes to complete, and once your sample is tested by our healthcare professionals, we will notify you of your results and confirm them with a digital certificate to your email address.
Please note: You will also receive a Fit to Fly Certificate with this test.
This test is specifically for those travelling abroad who need a Fit to Fly Certificate to either board a plane or enter a country. This test costs £129.99 and is taken by one of our specialist clinicians who will swab both the nasal passage and the back of your throat. Once the test has been carried out your sample will be sent to the lab for testing. You will receive your results and Fit to Fly certificate via email within 24hrs of the lab receiving it.
Get your COVID PCR test today at the Travel Health Clinic by booking an appointment now.
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