COVID-19 Antigen Test
This test tells you if you have the COVID-19 virus now, with results delivered in approximately 90 minutes.*
The aim of a COVID Antigen test is to detect the presence of a protein, which is part of the SARS-Cov-2 virus; that is the cause of COVID-19.
Essentially a COVID Antigen test looks for fragments of the SARS-Cov-2 virus in the sample given via a simple nasal swab, to see if the person is infected with the virus.This test is recommended for those who are asymptomatic and looking for fast and reliable results, and is ideal for point of care testing of large numbers of people in the workplace or community.
One of the main advantages of Antigen tests is that they can produce a result in approximately 90 minutes.* The Antigen testing system we use has been approved for COVID-19 testing by the World Health Organisation and is particularly stable and reliable, producing accurate results with sensitivity of up to 97%. Antigen testing is not as accurate as Lab based PCR testing, which is currently considered the Gold Standard for COVID testing. If you are suffering from any COVID symptoms, we would recommend you opt for our lab based PCR test.
If you are having a PCR test for travel purposes please bear in mind that we have recently introduced a cancellation policy which will apply only when your travel plans are effected due to COVID-19 restrictions. In these circumstances we will offer a full refund less £25 admin fee on presentation of confirmation from the airline that the flight has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
A Fit to Fly medical certificate is a GP medical certificate which states that you are well enough to fly. Some countries and airlines are making this mandatory as part of their new COVID-19 immigration processes. For some countries it can also be used to avoid the imposed quarantine rules upon landing. In the context of COVID-19 a GP will need to verify that you are not experiencing any of the common symptoms of COVID-19 in keeping with UK government guidance and that you have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result in order issue a COVID-19 Fit to Fly travel certificate on this basis. Click here to find out more and purchase your Fit to Fly Certificate.
Fit to Fly Certificates are included within your GP consultation at the London General Practice and available to buy below as an add on for JDoc365 appointments.