We have had a number of enquiries from patients who require proof of coronavirus testing before they are able to fly home. The accredited UK lab which we use for all of our patient tests is able to provide the coronavirus test using viral PCR kits which we already hold in stock. If you require a test we would be happy to assist you.
Coronavirus Self-Testing Kit
Provide us with your full name, date of birth and male or female for each test required.
Click on the link, book and pay for your test.
Your kit will be posted to your chosen address.
We will talk you through our test validation methods before you take the sample. This could require a video consultation with a Doctor.
Use the swab to take a sample from the back wall of your throat, and pop it in the test tube.
Send the sample to the lab in the prepaid envelope provided
A Doctor will pass on your results, and conduct either a telephone or video consultation.
We will also provide you with a copy of your report.
Please note that we are unable to offer this test in-clinic. Give us a call now on 0333 577 5999 or complete the online ordering form below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
Once the test kit has been ordered, it will be registered to your name.
The kit will be posted to your chosen address.
You then take a simple swab from the back of your throat, following the instructions in the kit. You can also follow the guidance here with step-by-step instructions.
The same will then be sealed and posted to the lab in the pre-paid postal bag.
Instructions on how to take a throat swab
Wash hands with soap and water.
Remove the swab from the package, holding it at the end of the stick.
Position yourself in front of the mirror, or in front of the person you will be swabbing.
Tilt the head back slightly, open the mouth wide to expose the tonsils and back of the throat.
Use the tongue depressor to hold the tongue away from the back of the throat.
Locate the areas of redness and white spots on the tonsils.
Rub the swab over the area, back and forth, avoid touching the tongue or the roof of the mouth.
While holding the swab, remove the cap from the accompanying tube. DO NOT LAY THE SWAB DOWN.
Place the swab in the tube.
Wash your hands with soap and water.
What is the test for?
The kit tests Privately for Covid-19, also known as coronavirus.
The Private Testing
The Covid-19 test is performed by a UKAS accredited laboratory, with whom we have an established and trusted relationship. The results are sent to our Doctor on our secure results portal. The Doctor will then contact you to discuss your result. Current test turnaround time is 24-48 hours. Any positive Covid-19 results will be shared with Public Health as it is a notifiable disease.
How do the kits arrive?
The kit and instructions are sent out by Royal Mail Special Delivery. If you order before 4pm, the test should be with you the next working day.
What is in the Covid-19 self-testing kit?
Viral swab and protective packaging.
Tongue depressor to assist you in taking the test.
instructions on how to take a successful swab.
Pre-paid postal package to send off to the lab.
When will I receive my coronavirus test results?
The current lab turnaround time is 24-48 hours.
Can I have the test conducted in-clinic?
Due to the current government guidance on restricting social contacts for some Doctors in at-risk groups, and the fact that we have Doctors who are working in the front line in the NHS, we are not currently running face-to-face clinics. To validate your result, we advise a video consultation at the time of the swab taking, so our Doctor can ensure the test is done correctly remotely.
How much does the Private Covid-19 self-test kit cost?
The cost of the test is £295. The majority of this costing is out of our control. A large proportion of the cost goes to the laboratory testing, and a small proportion of the remainder covers postage costs and our Doctor's time. Please be aware that we are doing everything we can to keep the costs for this test as low as possible. If the price of the test increases at the lab, we will honour any payments that have been paid through the platform and absorb the further charges ourselves.
What information does my airline need to allow me to fly?
We provide the Covid-19 self-testing kits only. Please check with each individual airline as to what information and proof their require to allow you to take your flight.