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Covid-19 PCR Swab Home Test Kit

A PCR swab test, which is sent to our accredited lab for testing – to test if you currently HAVE Coronavirus Covid-19. (not for travel use)
Covid-19 PCR Swab Home Test Kit
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Public Health England -approved Coronavirus Covid-19 home testing kitThis is a PCR test which can be used for general PCR testing. This is the test to see if you currently HAVE Coronavirus Covid-19.

Please note this test is for general purposes only and can NOT be used for travel.  

Once ordered, we send 1 complete test kit to your UK address. Complete the test using the easy-to-follow instructions. Put the completed sample into the postage-paid envelope and place it in your nearest post box. Receive your day 2 results and certificate, within 48 hours of receipt of your sample by our laboratory.

• Tested at an accredited lab.

• CE marked assay approved by Public Health England.

Individuals must order each kit in their own name. Therefore, we have limited order quantities of each product type to one per order.

 

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.

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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

Monday to Friday – all orders received by 12pm will be dispatched the same day for next day delivery. 

Friday after 12pm – all orders received after 12pm on a Friday will be dispatched the next working day (Monday).  

Saturday and Sunday – all orders received on a Saturday and Sunday will be dispatched on the following working day (Monday) 

Delivery and results turnaround

Test results are usually available within 48-hours of the sample being received at the lab.

We send all home sampling kits by courier using DPD. We include a Royal Mail prepaid First Class return packet for you to return your sample to the lab. Or, if you prefer, you can drop you sample at the lab or courier it back using the service of your choice.

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.

This product is only available for UK-based customers and we only deliver to UK addresses.

Monday to Friday – all orders received by 12pm will be dispatched the same day for next day delivery. 

Friday after 12pm – all orders received after 12pm on a Friday will be dispatched the next working day (Monday).  

Saturday and Sunday – all orders received on a Saturday and Sunday will be dispatched on the following working day (Monday)