COVID-19 Coronavirus Testing

COVID-19 is a global pandemic illness caused by ‘Coronavirus’ (SARS-CoV2). The main symptoms are fever and a persistent cough. We offer a range of tests to detect whether you current have or have previously had COVID-19.

If you feel you need medical advice or attention, visit the NHS Coronavirus page for guidance.

Choosing the correct test

PCR Test COVID-19 COVID-19 Antibody Test Pre-Departure Lateral Flow Test Lateral Flow Test
What does it do? Detect current COVID-19 infection by detecting COVID-19 viral genetic material Detect past infection / exposure by detecting antibodies to COVID-19 made by your body Detect current COVID-19 infection through detection of protein antigen SARS-Cov-2 from nasal swab specimens Detect current COVID-19 infection through detection of protein antigen SARS-Cov-2 from nasal swab specimens
When should you do the test? While having symptoms Within 3-5 days of possible exposure At least 14-21 days from symptoms / exposure For use as a pre-departure test complete within 2 days before entering the UK. For general usage, swab while having symptoms or within 3-5 days of possible exposure Use the test routinely to detect if you have a COVID-19 infection before mixing with others. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or a headcold, it's recommended that you take a PCR test which has greater accuracy
What does it look for? Current COVID-19 virus infection Previous COVID-19 infection Current COVID-19 virus infection Current COVID-19 virus infection
What illness phase does it detect? The start and during illness After the illness usually following recovery / 2 weeks The start and during illness The start and during illness
What does a positive test mean? You currently have active COVID-19 infection You have previously had COVID-19 infection You currently have active COVID-19 infection You currently have active COVID-19 infection
How quickly will I get the results? 2-3 days 2-3 days Within 15 minutes Within 15 minutes
Cost £110.00 £50.00 £19.00 £5.00