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COVID-19 PCR Test – NHS Staff

COVID-19 Test at a discounted rate for NHS staff

Our COVID-19 Test is available for £85 for NHS Workers with valid NHS ID and email address. We’re currently only accepting orders over the phone for this service. Contact us on 0161 660 2599 to book your test.

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Who is this test for?

Our home coronavirus tests can be taken by anyone, including: –

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • If you have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19
  • If you are anxious and worried about whether you may be infected with COVID -19

How does this test work?

Our test detects the nucleic material (RNA) within the virus. This allows for the identification of COVID-19 infection at a much earlier stage. Other testing methods are based on your immune system producing antibodies to the infection, which may be delayed.

It uses a nasopharyngeal swab to collect a sample. A sample will be taken from the back of the throat avoiding the tongue and from the back of the nose, including each nostril. Full instructions on collecting the sample will be included within the test kit.

Once received by the laboratory, your results will be available within 3 days.

Is this test right for me?

This test is designed to identify an existing infection of COVID-19 which may help you decide the course of action needed.

It doesn’t identify if a person is immune to the virus if you take the test once infection has passed. For this reason, it’s still important to follow advice outlined by the government.

Our COVID-19 testing kit uses two separate swabs taken by the patient in the comfort of their own home. More information on the process for collecting the sample can be seen in the below video from our laboratory or instructions can be read below.

1. Read the detailed instructions provided

Each sample collection kit will come with detailed instructions on depositing the sample. Ensure you read these carefully before depositing your sample.

2. Throat sample

Take the second swab sample from the back of the throat. Collect a sample from both sides of the throat but be careful to avoid contact with the tongue. 

3. Nose sample

The first sample will be taken from the nasal cavity in the back of the nose. Insert the swab in both nostrils and take the sample from the back of the nose. Place the sample in the transportation container and break the end of the swab on the break line so that it fits.

4. Check your details on the swabs and the laboratory request form are correct.

If there are errors, please correct and phone Your Sexual Health to inform them. Do not delay in posting your samples to the laboratory.

5. Package the samples and return

Once you’ve taken your sample, ensure that they are packaged in the kit provided before returning to the laboratory in the prepaid envelopes provided. Ensure the laboratory request form is included.

6. Wash your hands and wipe down the envelope

Ensure that you now wash your hands and wipe down the outer envelope with an antibacterial cloth if possible. All you have to do now is wait for your results, which will be communicated to you by Your Sexual Health as soon as they are received.

Why Choose Us?

Nearest clinics

These are the nearest clinics where this test is available.

London - Wimpole Street

Wimpole Street, London. W1G 9RT
  • Great availability
  • Good public transport
  • Evening & weekend appointments

Our Wimpole Street clinic is located a short walk from Oxford Circus or Bond Street tube station making it ideal for those that work or live in Greater London. This clinic provides excellent turnaround times as it's in the closest location to our laboratory.

London - Victoria

Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia. SW1W 0AU
  • Great availability
  • Good public transport
  • Evening & weekend appointments

Our London - Victoria clinic is located on Grosvenor Gardens near the Ferdinand Foch Equestrian Statue. The clinic is easily accessible for anyone living or working in Central London and is right across the road from Victoria Train Station. 

London - Belgravia

Wilbraham Place, Belgravia, London. SW1X 9AE
  • Good public transport

We have a private sexual health clinic in the Belgravia area of London which offers fantastic access for anyone living and working in West London. You can access the clinic easily from Sloane Square, Knightsbridge or Victoria tube stations.