PCR COVID-19 TEST & FIT TO FLY CERTIFICATES
COVID-19 PCR TESTS
We have now launched our PCR COVID-19 TESTS.
Are you travelling abroad and require proof that you are fit to fly? Some countries are now requiring a negative Covid-19 swab test and certificate to show that you are not currently infected with the virus . Our PCR test uses a sample from your nose and throat and is approved by the WHO. This is the same test in use in NHS laboratories.
We are listed as a private provider on the GOV.UK website.
WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME?
Your results and Fit To Fly Certificate will be emailed to you within 24 hours of taking your sample. We are confident most results are given sooner than this.
WHAT IS THE SPECIFICITY AND SENSITIVITY OF THIS TEST?
The manufacturer of the test states that it is 100% specific to SARS-CoV-2. The test detects down to 10 copies of RNA per reaction.
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT COVID-19 TRAVEL REGULATIONS?
At present, some airlines and destinations require testing and certificates to be issued within 48-96 hours of departure. Testing all passengers prior to flying helps to reduce Covid-19 transmission during flight. Travel regulations are subject to change. You should keep up to date with the governments advice about travel and find out about our destinations requirements, including any countries you are passing through if you have a flight transfer. Please contact your airline and the relevant authorities if you are unsure about their requirements.
WHAT IF I TEST POSITIVE?
If you test positive, your information will be sent to Public Health England and we advise that you isolate accordingly.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our charge for the test is £149. This includes supplying a Fit To Fly certificate upon a negative result.
We also have an express service available where results can be obtained on a Sunday. The charge for this test is £180.
Our express service can also be used to obtain results within 12 hours and within 6 hours (subject to an extra charge). Please contact us for further details.
HOW CAN I BOOK MY TEST?
Simply give us a call, drop us an email or fill our an enquiry by pressing the button below and we can book you in as soon as possible! We are available on evenings and weekends in order to suit your timings.
COVID-19 DAY 2 & 8 TESTS
DAY 2 & 8 TESTS NOW AVAILABLE AT LONGRIDGE TRAVEL HEALTH CLINIC
We are listed as a private provider of the day 2&8 test package on the GOV.UK website.
We can provide the day 2 & 8 tests mandated by the government upon return from AMBER and GREEN list countries with the exception of those on the red list. We can also provide the standalone day 2 tests required upon return from a GREEN country.
HOW DO I PURCHASE THE TEST PACKAGE?
To purchase your test package please complete the form by clicking on the link at the bottom of this section.
You will then receive a secure payment link to pay for your package within 2 hours.
If you have not received a link within 2 hours, please email us with your name and date of birth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon receipt of your form and payment you will be issued with a receipt and a unique booking reference number to input on your passenger locator form.
HOW DOES THE SERVICE WORK?
Your day 2 and 8 tests will be posted out to you together via Royal Mail on the appropriate date. This kit will contain instructions on how to collect your sample and will also contain a return postage bag which can be posted at one of Royal Mails many priority postboxes.
Please only use the day 8 test kit on the 8th day of your arrival into the UK and not before as this may require repeating.
Upon receipt of your sample at the laboratory, it usually takes around 24 hours to receive your results. This will be emailed to you.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
The cost for our test package from AMBER list countries is £210. This includes both test kits and delivery.
The cost for the Day 2 Standalone test from GREEN list countries is £110.
HOW CAN I BUY THIS NOW?
DAY 2 AND 8 TEST:
Please complete the form at the following link:
DAY 2 TEST ONLY:
Please complete the form at the following link:
You will be sent a payment link within 2 hours (usually faster). Please ensure the form is filled out fully and payment has been made to prevent any delays. Once paid you will have an option to have the receipt sent to your email or as a SMS.
You will be issued your booking confirmation which will contain your unique locator reference. This will be situated under your passport number on the confirmation.
This booking confirmation can then be shown to the relevant authorities as proof you have booked your tes
COVID-19 ANTIGEN TEST - ABBOTT PANBIO RAPID ANTIGEN TEST
PANBIO RAPID ANTIGEN TEST - SUITABLE FOR FRANCE
The Abbott Panbio Rapid Antigen Test is a high performance rapid test which enables immediate treatment or isolation measures to minimize transmission. This test is listed as one of the APPROVED tests to visit France.
WHAT DOES THE TEST INVOLVE?
The COVID rapid antigen test involves a swab inserted into the nostril and a sample taken from the back of the nose. This is then mixed with our reagents and then inserted into our test cassette where we would obtain a positive or negative result.
IS THE TEST ACCURATE?
In a word, YES!
Below are the specifications of our test:
Relative Sensitivity: 94.1%
Relative Specificity: 99.8%
WHAT IF I HAVE SYMPTOMS?
If you are showing symptoms, we kindly ask that you refrain from booking an appointment or visiting the clinic and instead book a NHS test and continue to isolate as per government guidelines.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our COVID rapid antigen test are one of cheapest on the market. We charge £90 for the test and this includes the result report.
DO I GET A REPORT?
YES! We provide a results report with each antigen test. This is usually emailed to you and contains your details, ID Document number, the date and time the sample was taken, the name of our test and its authorisation, our clinic details and contact information, the accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of the test and your result.
COVID-19 ANTIBODY TEST
Introducing our New COVID-19 Antibody Test
We are now offering antibody COVID-19 tests.
PLEASE NOTE THIS TEST IS ONLY TO CHECK IF YOU HAVE HAD THE VIRUS BEFORE. IT IS NOT TO CONFIRM AN ACTIVE DIAGNOSIS.
If you had fallen ill and you were not tested, or perhaps you were in contact with someone with symptoms or confirmed diagnosis and you would now like to know if you had the disease for peace of mind then look no further!
Our rapid test gives results within 10 minutes, carried out by trained and experienced pharmacists. A Test Result Certificate is provided upon completion of the test.
COVID19 ANTIBODY TESTING SERVICE – PRE-TEST NOTE
Before completing the COVID19 antibody test customers must be aware of the following:
- The COVID19 antibody test identifies if the body has developed an antibody response to a COVID19 infection. The test is not a viral test to identify if there is a current infection.
- The antibody test should only be performed 21 days after recovery from COVID19 symptoms or 28 days after contact with someone with COVID19 symptoms. This is to ensure that there has been enough time for detectable antibodies to have built up in the blood.
- The test is highly specific and accurate however no test can be 100% positive. Ask the pharmacist for evidence on the test sensitivity and specificity.
To book an appointment, see when we are conducting tests in your area or have any questions about this test then please call or email us at Longridge Travel Health Clinic, Preston, PR3 3JP!
Drop us a line!
Longridge Travel Health Clinic
54 Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3JP