This is the test you need if you’re travelling abroad and need a Fit to Fly certificate to show you do not have Covid-19 as quickly as possible. You’ll receive results the day after your test between 9am and midday. (The majority of results are sent by midday, but there is a small possibility that your sample may require a re-test at the laboratory and this can slightly delay your result.)
Please ensure you select the appropriate appointment to allow enough time to receive your results and for them to be valid within the required window of your departure time (or destination arrival time if applicable).
For more information, please scroll down the page and if you need help selecting an appointment, please click on the Arrange Call Back button or call 01202 583920
Tests are available between 8am and 11am, Monday to Saturday. If you require a test on a Sunday, please select a Standard Service test. (You can do this by clicking on the drop down menu above called Covid Tests).
Please do not eat/drink anything or chew gum at least 30 minutes before having your swab taken.
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 sample will be tested several times at the lab 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