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Coronavirus Covid-19 PCR Swab Home Test Kit

Coronavirus Covid-19 PCR Swab Home Sample Kit. Free postage for you to return to our accredited lab for testing. Find out if you have Coronavirus using this home testing kit.
Coronavirus Covid-19 PCR Swab Home Test Kit
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Important: Our Coronavirus Covid-19 Home Testing Kits are tested at an accredited lab. All of our home testing kits are CE marked.

Public Health England -approved Coronavirus Covid-19 home testing kit

This is the test to see if you have currently HAVE Coronavirus Covid-19. For the test to see if you have HAD the virus and now have the antibodies and are therefore immune, please choose the Antibody Test.

This Coronavirus Covid-19 Home Testing Kit is provided by the largest private accredited laboratory in the UK.

Samples should be taken from symptomatic patients between days 1-5 from onset of symptoms.

How do I use the Coronavirus Covid-19 home testing kit?

This kit is designed and licensed to be used by members of the public.  

We post you the kit which contains the following items:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Easy-to-use swab
  • Sample tube
  • Test order form
  • Small sealable plastic bag
  • Postage-paid return envelope

Sample required: Throat swab.

Using the easy-to-follow guide provided in the box, complete the form and take the sample as instructed, pop it all into the postage-paid envelope and place it in your nearest post box. Your results can be with you within 3 days.

How reliable is this Coronavirus Covid-19 home testing kit?

The test is highly reliable and is carried our accredited laboratory.

Who is this Coronavirus Covid-19 home testing kit for?

This is the appropriate test for anyone with symptoms of Covid-19.  It should be used within five days of the onset of symptoms.

How will the test and results be delivered?

The home testing kit is delivered in a discrete package delivered by Royal Mail to the address of your choice. Your results are sent by SMS text.  

What if I am concerned about my results or have further questions?

If you are concerned or have any questions we can provide a video consultation or if you are in our area of coverage, a GP home visit.  We can help you manage Covid-19 at home or tell you when you need to go to hospital if necessary.

Alternatively, you can give your results to your NHS GP.

Does the test have an expiry date?

You must complete your test and return the sample within 30 days of ordering.

Accredited Laboratory Testing

All of our tests are processed by the largest private accredited laboratory in the UK.

The laboratory employs some of the most trusted and well known platforms in its analysis, including Roche, Abbott, Vidas, BD as well as several in-house multiplex PCR techniques.

Doctorcall is the largest provider of flu vaccinations in the UK outside the NHS.  We were closely involved with avian flu, SARS and MERS and we are highly experienced in the management of epidemics and in pandemic planning.

Doctorcall was established in 1989. We operate three clinics in England - two in London and one in Manchester - and we're regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). All of our doctors are UK-based and registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).

The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. You can verify our status and 'Good' inspection award on the CQC website here.

If you would like more information, please contact us.

Actual packaging, design, branding and appearance of the box may vary from image shown.

Indications

The majority of people with COVID-19 have uncomplicated or mild illness (81%), with non-specific symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough (with or without sputum production), anorexia, malaise, muscle pain, sore throat, dyspnea, nasal congestion, or headache. Rarely, patients may also present with diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Loss of taste and smell has been reported early in the infection.

Limitations and clinical interpretation

As with all viral PCR assays, patients with very low viral loads are less likely to be detected. 'Not detected' results do not preclude infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and should not be the sole basis of a patient treatment/management or public health decision. Where there is a strong clinical suspicion of an early COVID-19 infection repeat sampling should be considered 24-48 hours later.

We cannot provide a certificate for travel for this test and therefore it is not valid for travel. Certificates can only be issued for tests carried out in our clinics.

Specimen

  • Nasal/Throat swabs collected using BD dry swabs/Remel M4RT/Copan 321C UTM or Copan 147C.
  • Samples should be taken from symptomatic patients between days 1-5 from onset of symptoms.
  • Please send samples on the day they are taken for best results, however samples are stable at ambient temperature for 3 days for wet swabs and up to 6 days for dry swabs.

Dispatch

We usually dispatch next-day. On occasion, for reasons outside of our control, we may dispatch the following day.

If you order more than one type of home test you must provide one sample per order. If you provide one sample for two or more testing kits at least one of your orders may not be analysed.