COVID-19 Test Information

We offer COVID-19 testing if you wishing to travel, return back to work or attends a social or sporting events.

The COVID-19 Tests allow us to determine if you have COVID-19 at the time of testing. We offer both the RT-PCR Antigen test as well as Rapid Antigen test.

If you are test proves you are negative, we can supply you with a Certificate of testing (Fit to Fly Certificate) or the Test to Release to release you early from self quarantine after your international arrival. 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19; we would not be able to test you onsite but are more than happy to assist you with your testing requirements. We are able to supply you a home testing kit that will determine if you have COVID-19.

In-Clinic Appointments – What to Expect?

Please attend the clinic with a face covering or mask.

You will be required to sanitise your hands upon arrival and have your forehead temperature taken as a safety precaution. You will also be screened prior to your appointment.

Your personal details will be checked with you upon your arrival. This information can be sent through the online link via the email confirmation we send you.

Your test will be carried out by a highly trained medical team member.

Your sample will be couriered to the laboratory on the same day to ensure we obtain your results in a rapid time.

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What is a Fit to Fly test?

Fit to Fly is a PCR or Antigen Swab test that you are required to take if you plan to travel and need to prove you don’t have coronavirus.

Before you travel, you will need a certificate which can only be provided with a negative result.

Most countries of travel will require the test to be carried out within 72 hours of departure (some is within the arrival time). You must check with your airline, what is the time frame required. If you are unable to find out, give our team a call or send an email and we will advise you to the best of our knowledge.

A Fit to Fly certificate will be provided if your result is negative. Please note this test is mandatory and required before you travel.

Fit to Fly services and associated costs for PCR Swab Test.

Same day result – if tested before 10:45am*
Costs:
£230

*If your test is taken before 10.45am, you can have your result by 8pm that same day.

Same day result – if tested after 11:00am*
Costs:
£300

*If your test is taken after 11.00am, we will gurantee your results by 8pm that same day.

Next day result*
Costs:
£160

*You will have your result by midnight the following day.

Standard results*
Costs:
£100

*You will have your result within 48 hours.

Rapid Antigen swab test*
Costs:
£50

*While you wait – result in 30 minutes.

What is Test to Release?

Test to Release is a PCR Swab test.

You can take this test if you’ve flown home to the UK and want to reduce your 10-day isolation to five days.

The earliest you can take it is on the fifth full day after you return to England.

You should book your test BEFORE you fly home.

A Test To Release certificate will be provided if your result is negative.

Please note this test is voluntary and optional.

Test to Release services and associated cost

Same day result – if tested before 10:45am*
Costs:
£230

*If your test is taken before 10.45am, you can have your result by 8pm that same day.

Same day result – if tested after 11:00am *
Costs:
£300

*If your test is taken after 11.00am, we guarantee result by 8pm that same day.

Next day result *
Costs:
£160

*You will have your result by midnight the following day

Standard two-day result *
Costs:
£100

*You will have your result within 48 hours

What is an Antibody test?

When you’re fighting an infection, your immune system produces antibodies.

These antibodies remain in your blood after your recovery. If you’ve had COVID-19, even if you’ve had no symptoms, antibodies are likely to be found in your blood.

This test draws a sample of your blood which is then analysed to see if the COVID-19 antibodies – known as SARS-CoV-2 – are present.

The antibody test is 100% sensitive, 99% specific and over 90% accurate.

If you believe you have had COVID-19 (at least 10 days ago), we recommend the IgG test which will pick up antibodies that have formed.

If you believe you may have COVID-19 now or within the last week, we recommend the IgM test which will pick up new antibodies that have just formed or are currently forming.

Antibody services and associated cost

Antibody IgG Blood Test*
Costs:
£80

This is a qualitative test that determines if you still have the COVID-19 Antibodies from a previous COVID-19 infection. It is using the Abbotts Assay Method.

*If your test is taken before 10.45am, you can have your result by 8pm that same day.

Antibody IgM Blood Test*
Costs:
£100

This is a qualitative test that determines if you still COVID-19 Antibodies from an early COVID-19 infection. It is currently used as part of a travel requirement for China. 

*You will have your result by midnight the following day

Antibody IgS Blood Test*
Costs:
£100

This is a quantitative test that determines the COVID-19 Antibodies from the COVID-19 vaccine.

*You will have your results by midnight the following day.

What is the Day 2 and Day 8 Test?

These tests are COMPULSORY for EVERYONE who arrives from abroad into England (whether you are an international traveller visiting England or an English citizen returning home from abroad).

Everyone who arrives in England from abroad must self-isolate for 10 days (unless they have a job that qualifies for an exemption or receive a negative Test To Release PCR Swab Test).

Everyone must also take a COVID-19 test on Day 2 and Day 8 of their self-isolation period.

THESE TESTS ARE MANDATORY AND YOU WILL BE FINED IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLY.

Full and clear instructions are provided and additional advice is available by phone. Additional for full guidance from the UK Government please click here.

Day 2 Tests

  • If you test negative for Coronavirus on Day 2 you must still self-isolate until your Day 8 test.
  • If you test positive for Coronavirus on Day 2, you must self-isolate for ANOTHER 10 days. You do NOT need to take the Day 8 test.

    • Anyone in your household and anyone you travelled with must self-isolate for 10 days.
    • However, anyone you were travelling with who had a negative Day 2 test result must have their Day 8 test and are allowed to leave self-isolation for this purpose.

Day 8 Tests

  • If you test negative for Coronavirus on Day 8 you must still self-isolate until the end of your 10th day
  • If you test positive for Coronavirus on Day 8, you must self-isolate for ANOTHER 10 days and anyone in your household and anyone you travelled with must do the same.

Leaving self-isolation earlier with an extra Day 5 – Test To Release (in-clinic only test).

If you wish to leave your 10-day self-isolation early, you can take a Test To Release PCR Swab Test at the Wimpole Medical clinic on the fifth full day after you return from abroad. Your result for this will be back the following day. If it proves negative, you will be able to leave self-isolation and have a certificate to prove your result.

It is IMPORTANT TO NOTE, even if your Test To Release tests shows you are negative for coronavirus, you must still keep your mandatory Day 8 COVID-19 test appointment as this a requirement for the Government records and research.

International Day 2 & Day 8 test costs

Day 2 test & Day 8 test package
Costs:
£200
Extra Day 5 test*
Costs:
£100

*This test should be completed at the testing clinics.