Coronavirus PCR Swab Test
A laboratory Coronavirus PCR swab test to confirm whether or not you are currently infected with COVID-19. This test can be taken at home and uses a swab sample from the throat and nose.
Please note. Your result will include an automated comment that has been written by a doctor. To provide the fastest service possible our doctors do not review individual results for this test.
If you are taking this test to confirm an absence of a COVID-19 infection for travel purposes, we cannot guarantee you will receive your results before your date of departure.
- Coronavirus PCR Swab Test
- 1 biomarker tested
- 2 working days' turnaround – from receipt at lab
How does it work?
Activate your kit online using the activation code inside your kit
2. Collect your sample
Follow the instructions in the kit to collect your sample and post it to the laboratory
3. Get results
Get your results online at my.medichecks.com
IS IT FOR YOU?
Do you want confirmation that you are not currently infected with COVID-19?
Are you visiting family members and want to make sure you do not pose a risk?
Are you returning to work or education and have been requested to have a test?
The Coronavirus PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test is a swab test that detects the presence of the genetic material in coronavirus called RNA, indicating a current COVID-19 infection. This throat and nose swab test can be performed by an individual on themselves or by a healthcare professional. The sample is then analysed at an accredited laboratory and results are typically available within 48 hours of the sample being received by the laboratory. The result will show either COVID-19 RNA is ‘detected’ or ‘not detected’. This test may not work if you do not follow the instructions precisely and the swab does not make contact with the surfaces of the nose and throat, in this case it may not be possible to return a test result.
Please note if you are taking this test to confirm an absence of a COVID-19 infection for travel purposes, we cannot guarantee you will receive your results before your date of departure.
We’re a medically-led company with a team of qualified doctors and pathology experts. Our Coronavirus PCR Swab test is manufactured by a leading global laboratory test manufacturer and your sample will be analysed at a UKAS-accredited laboratory in the UK.
Your personal health centre
View your Coronavirus PCR Swab test results on our secure online portal at my.medichecks.com. Your results will display either as positive or negative, and will come with interpretation from a doctor and guidance on what to do next.