COVID-19 PCR Test
This tells you if you have the COVID virus now, with results emailed back either within 24 or 48 hours after your appointment or on the same day, depending on service selected.
This tells you if you have the COVID virus now, with results emailed back either within 24 or 48 hours after your test, depending on the service selected. We also offer a same day service Monday to Friday if you have your appointment before 11am.
COVID PCR tests detect genetic material from the SARS-Cov-2 virus—or the ‘COVID-19 virus' RNA, helping to diagnose an active COVID-19 infection. This differs from Antigen tests, which, test for the virus' proteins. PCR tests are approved for use by Public Health England and are suitable for those looking for a “Fit to Fly” test for travel purposes.
This is a reliable test where a swab is taken from your nose, supervised by one of our health care professionals, and the genetic material from the sample is amplified which makes PCR very sensitive in picking up small amounts of the COVID-19 virus.
The result of these PCR tests will be able to confirm whether you are actively infected with the virus and is recognised for travel purposes for multiple who require a COVID-19 / Coronavirus PCR swab test for entry.
If you are having a PCR test for travel purposes please bear in mind cancellation will only be possible when your travel plans are effected by COVID-19 related government imposed restrictions. In these circumstances we will offer a full refund less £25 per person admin fee on presentation of confirmation from the airline that the flight has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. This must be received at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time. Please note if you choose to cancel your travel arrangements this refund policy will not apply.
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.