If you have symptoms or simply want to ensure that you are not currently infected, this is the gold standard test to take. Fast track option provides results by midday the next day and standard option provides results within 48 hours.
Fast Track Tests are available from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 11am.
Standard Service Tests are available Monday to Friday between 11.40 and 3pm. Standard Tests on a Sunday are between 9am and 2pm.
On rare occasions swab tests give inconclusive results, after which the lab automatically retests your swab. A retest normally produces a successful result, but could delay your result by a few hours.
On very rare occasions, a person’s swab test will be tested twice and still have an inconclusive result, meaning a second swab test will be needed. However, the invalid rate is just 0.2%.
The tests we use
The tests we use are manufactured by VIASURE and approved by the Department of Health, CE IVD marked and certified to ISO 13485.
What if you test positive
Immediately isolate yourself to prevent spreading the virus. Contact the NHS on 111 to get advice on what to do next.
What your result document shows