London Clinics

FAQ

To detect the whether you have SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in your nose or throat.

To check whether you have developed antibodies to the virus in your blood from a past infection or exposure.

Please click on any location for any test or select a home kit to see a full description of the test. The 'information' button at the bottom of each section of tests explains test turnaround frequency and home test requirements.

It is a test that detects the RNA of coronavirus particles. This is why it is so sensitive and accurate. It does not rely on the body’s response to having been exposed to the virus previously, which can be variable. It tests for the presence of the coronavirus itself.

A PCR test is far more accurate than a Rapid Antigen test.If there are any coronavirus on your swab it will definitely find it. However if it does not find coronavirus on your swab it does not necessarily mean you don’t have it. You may have swabbed in way that missed the virus, or at a time when it was in such low numbers that it didn’t get picked up on the swab. The best way to ensure the test is as accurate as possible is that a trained person takes the swab for you or use our in-clinic service

This test has proven to be 100% sensitive in identifying antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at 14 days after onset of covid-19 symptoms. Or put another way, everyone who had an illness that was confirmed to be caused by covid-19 developed IgG antibodies 14 days later so there were no false negatives.

Please check the 'information' button at the bottom of each section.

We estimate deliveries to take between 1-2 working days however this cannot be guaranteed by us as we are reliant on Royal Mail . All our prices for home-kits include a First Class delivery, and we do not currently offer any other option.

The safety of our staff and customers is our priority, and we have taken considerable steps to ensure our clinic is a safe and secure environment. The clinic is fully equipped with sanitizers, social distanced seating, reception screening and masks available for customers. Our trained staff wear PPE and surfaces, equipment and furniture are regularly cleaned with disinfectants. Although we take all the necessary actions to provide a safe facility, we cannot guarantee 0% spread of any virus during these unprecedented times. We kindly ask to bring your own mask if you have one. In addition , our healthcare staff are trained to carry out the tests.

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The actual antibody blood test and PCR swab test when taken at our clinic are fairly quickly. However once we incorporate the steps to ensure a safe and clean cubical and clear collaton of your information to ensure the process of delivering your results is smooth. We would estimate a customer to be at our clinic for no more than 15 minutes. Please note this is an estimate, and unforeseen occurrences on the day could mean your visit takes a little longer.