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Confirmation of Current COVID-19 Infection : £125

Self-Testing PCR Swab Test

Due to the current demand for NHS coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, lack of testing capacity and delays in receiving results, Medwyn Occupational Health is offering a private COVID-19 self-testing kit.

What will the PCR test tell me

This test will check for current COVID-19 infection and tell you if you are currently infected.

For the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information and guidance, please visit https://nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19.

How does it work

The PCR test detects the genetic material in the virus called RNA. When the sample reaches the lab, a solution known as a ‘reagent’ is added to it. If there is virus present this reagent starts a ‘chain reaction’ and creates billions of copies of the genetic material in the virus so that there is enough that it can be detected and analysed by scientists to provide a positive result. This test is also known as an RNA, genetic, molecular, viral detection or swab test.

Can the test be done at home

Yes – the simple self-testing kit involves taking a swab from the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud. Your self-testing kit will include:

  • Swab and collection tube
  • Test request form
  • Introduction letter and instructions
  • Biohazard plastic bag
  • Prepaid return envelope

How long do results take

The laboratory turnaround time is officially 48 hours from receiving your swab in the lab. Swab tests are processed in a UKAS accredited laboratory, providing you with the confidence and assurance of a high-quality testing service.

Please be aware that the laboratory is currently processing high numbers of requests and as a result there may occasionally be a delay in results being sent to us.  We cannot refund any costs should the results be delayed due to circumstances outside of our control.

Request your self-testing kit available at Medwyn Occupational Health’s clinic based in Dorking, Surrey, or via our postage service.

A member of the team will contact you within 3 working hours, or you can telephone us on 01306 873942 or 01306 873936.