COVID-19 PCR Test (Next Working Day Results)
This tells you if you have the COVID virus now, with results delivered the next working day. Test results will be emailed to you by the next working day as long as your appointment is before 5pm. If you book on a Friday, please bear in mind you may not receive your results until the following Monday and take this into consideration if you are booking a Fit to Fly test for an upcoming flight. **
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.
PCR test results are routinely available on the next working day** following your swab, whether taken at home or at one of our Express Covid Centres.
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 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.