All travelers are now required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, commonly known as the PCR Test for Travel. This is to show they are not carrying the virus and are Fit-to-Fly/Travel. It is also essential that the test is processed by a certified government laboratory.
At Consultant Clinic we provide travelers with the correct testing and certified test results, approved for use by Public Health England.
Some countries and airlines are constantly changing their rules on testing, and tests should be performed within a specific time frame before departure or landing. This varies from 48 hours to 96 hours, and in some cases 120 hours. Please ensure you are fully aware of the required time frame before you book your appointment.
This is the test required to be taken before you travel.
This test is done by nasal/throat swabs.
We provide the following testing services:
- £75-00 RT-PCR Home Sample Test Kit
- £75-00 Test to Release (Day 5 Testing)
- £115-00 Day 2/Day 8 Testing
- £70-00 Day 2 Testing
- £70-00 Day 8 Testing
- £35.00 Lateral Flow Testing
- £155-00 Rapid Testing Sample (6 Hours)
You will receive results directly from the lab according to your chosen turn-around time above. Results usually come at the guaranteed time above, but should the sample produce equivocal (inconclusive) results, this would require a re-run and would add an approx. 4-6 hour delay in reporting. Please allow sufficient time for your results should there be a delay in reporting. Consultant Clinic cannot take responsibility for delayed reports or changes to your destinations travel restrictions/regulations.
The results will show as either “Negative” / “Not detected” or “Positive” / “Detected”. For additional verification, the results will also include your passport number. We recommend you bring a copy/photo of your passport to your appointment.
Results will be available via email at no additional cost.
Antibody testing (IgM/IgG)
The COVID-19 IgM/IgG Antibody test is performed by blood sample collection to check whether you have developed antibodies post infection. Antibodies can be detected 14 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms.
Blood test results will be available in 24 hours from sample being received at the lab, or Same Day if you are requesting this as part of a Same Day RT-PCR test. Result will be reported as either “Negative” / “Not detected” or “Positive” / “Detected”.
Fit for Travel / Fit to Fly
The pathology report you will receive from the laboratory holds sufficient information for your travel requirements, however some countries may require an additional testing.
Your certificate will include your details with sample date/time, reporting date/time, the method of test, your result, fit to fly remark and our laboratories details with clinicians signature.