This Private Home Coronavirus Swab Test for COVID-19 is available today. It consists of a single swab that will be used to easily collect a sample from the throat and a nostril.
This is not tested through Spire Pathology, it is tested at London Medical Laboratory. It is tested at a London Medical Laboratory and in no way affects PHE's ability to test NHS or other front line staff.
Test when you think you may have COVID-19 Symptoms.
This is a swab test, not a blood test.
It tests for RNA of the virus, not antibodies.
A positive will show that you have coronavirus in your nose or throat at the time of testing.
A negative will confirm that there was no COVID-19 on the swab. This means it is possible you will have swabbed yourself at a time when no viruses were present, or you did not swab the areas effectively enough.
Kits currently in stock.
Tests Name: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Coronavirus Home Test Kit by Dual RT-PCR
GP Referral: GP Referral is included at no extra cost
Target Turn Around Time in working days: 3 + Working Days
Test Inclusions: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Coronavirus Home Test Kit by Dual RT-PCR
Fasting Required: None
Sample Required: Swab
Attendance Restriction: None it is a postal kit test