London Clinics

NB RT-PCR Swab Test Home kit


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This is a Departure Test when travelling from the UK.
Customers purchasing this test will be required to take their own swab/sample.

The test kit will be posted to the customer and therefore is Not Recommended where the result must be received within 48 or 72 hours of a departure as the reliance is on the ‘Royal Mail’ service to deliver the test and deliver it back to the clinic once the customer has taken their own sample. If the customer wishes to come to the clinic, self swab and leave the swab at the clinic , then it is possible to get the result in time.

The customer must take their own sample and the customer must follow the instructions with the kit to return their sample, using the pre paid postage kit, back to the clinic. Please ensure the sample tube is labelled with your code and you fill up the form with your details and the test you have performed on the form provided. We are unable to process the sample if this is not done. You must use the Royal Mail ‘pririty mail box’ to return the sample and keep a note of your tracking reference number so you can track when your sample has reached the clinic.

The test can only be processed once the sample is received back to the clinic. We recommend that you have this test in clinic or return to your sample to your nearest clinic location for fast turnaround so you are not reliant on the Royal Mail system to get your sample/swab back to us so that we can process it.

The test will be processed as ‘Nextday‘ test result which is calculated from the day we receive your sample back to the clinic.The definition of ‘Nextday‘  can be found using  the Information button located at the bottom of each set of tests for further clarification and timescales.

A PCR Swab Test detects the presence of the RNA of the virus itself. This means that it will pick up the presence of the actual virus in the nose and throat, and is 100% sensitive at detecting any trace of the virus. Once your sample has been processed, you will then receive your results via email with certification from a clinician.
Test Preparation: Please make sure you don’t eat, drink or chew gum at least 30 minutes before you take the mouth and nasal swab test. Doing this can contaminate your sample, which may result in it needing a retest and therefore, delaying your result.