Day 2 Only Non-Vaccinated UK Arrivals Same Day PCR Swab Test
This Test is to identify if you currently have the Novel Corona Virus infection. Test to Release Test (Day 5) will allow you to curtail your quarantine period up to 5 Days..
This test allows you to shorten your self-isolation by up to 5 days if you test negative after returning to the UK from another country.
Important: Customers must submit their details in the form. This will generate a code that customers can use in their Passenger Locator Form.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ‘PCR TEST-TO-RELEASE’ Bookings and Appointments.
Once booked, please ensure your details are correct on preview screen, Customer must use correct details same as on your Passport and UK Passenger Locator form to register. The form will generate a unique code which can be entered on your Passenger Locator Form. All data is held securely on our systems. The link will be sent in your confirmation email.
The PCR swab test itself is 100% sensitive in detecting the presence of the RNA of coronavirus and will pick up the presence of COVID-19 in your nose and throat.
To qualify for the Test to Release scheme, simply follow the steps below:
1. Book your in-Clinic appointment or place an order to get test delivered free of charge for the 5th day after your return to the UK.
2. Once the order is place Customer will then be given a unique code to reference when you fill out your UK government passenger locator form. This form can only be completed within 48 hours of your return trip.
3. Attend your in-store appointment and we will conduct your test for you. Or if you have ordered postal service return your test to the lab with pre paid postage. Your test result will then be sent to you via email as soon as it is available and if coronavirus is not detected, you can end your quarantine. Please note that this test is in additional to the mandatory day 2 and 8 tests for all international arrivals.
1.) Does This Test Qualify Under The UK Government’s “Test To Release” Scheme?
Yes, we are on both the UK government’s general testing providers’ list and “Test to Release” list. This means that we not only meet the standards required for coronavirus testing but can provide this test which is used to determine if international travellers returning to the UK qualify for a shortened 5-day quarantine period.
2.) When Will I Receive My Results?
You should receive your test result the day after our lab has received your sample. Samples are sent to our labs daily, therefore we expect results to be provided the day after you visit our clinic in most cases. However, in a small percentage of cases, a sample may require retesting if the result is found to be inconclusive. In the case a sample requires a retest then it will be processed the day after it was tested first time.
3.) Do I Need To Do Any Preparation Before I Take My Test?
Please make sure you do not eat, drink, chew gum, smoke or brush your teeth at least 30 minutes before you take the mouth swab. Doing this can contaminate your sample which may result in it needing a retest and therefore, delay your result.
‘Sameday’ results definition – These are not available for self swab / home kits . These are in clinic appointments only. Results are issued to the email that the customer specifies whilst purchasing the test (registered email) and confirms when having the test, by midnight* on the same day that the sample is taken. We recommend that your travel date should be the day after you receive your result.
*Our laboratory(ies) will do endeavor to deliver before midnight but in a very small number of instances you may receive your results a short time after midnight up to 2am. This occurs very rarely.