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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 testing

Please Note: This article discusses COVID-19 testing in general. We no longer provide COVID-19 tests.

COVID-19 was something that gripped the world and its effects still continue to linger but as the UK struggles to find a new normal, many wonder what the regulations and rules surrounding COVID-19 testing are now that the lockdown has been lifted. In this blog, we’re going to discuss all COVID-19 testing and what you need to know to help keep you and those around you safe. 

So, what type of Covid-19 tests are there? Covid-19 testing is a test that looks at whether you are positive or negative for having the covid-19 virus. There is three types of testing you can  have Lateral Flow Rapid Antigen Testing,  PCR Testing and Antibody Testing. Each of the test involve taking a swab sample from either your nose, throat or both or a blood test and getting your results back anywhere between 30 mins or 3 days depending on the type of test you have taken.

Read on to find out all about the different types of covid-19 testing and where you can have one done.


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