COVID-19 Home Testing Kit
The COVID-19 home test requires a throat swab sample to be collected and sent back to our accredited UK laboratory for testing. Inside your home testing package, you will find:
- A sterile PCR swab
- A pathology form
- A postage-paid envelope to return your sample to us
We will also provide you with a full set of instructions detailing how to collect your sample.
Once you have taken your sample, please use the postage paid envelope to send it to our laboratory.
|COVID-19 Home Test Kit||Specifications|
|Type of Test||PCR Throat Swab|
|Accuracy of Test||99.9% with correct swab technique|
|Turnaround Time of Test ||3 - 5 Working Days|
|All Postage Costs||Free|
Accepting pre-orders to be sent by the 3rd of April.
About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus spreads very quickly and causes an unpleasant respiratory illness that can be dangerous for some people. Not every case has symptoms and some people can spread COVID-19 to others without realising it.
COVID-19 and coronavirus mean the same thing, COVID-19 is a shortening of “coronavirus disease 2019”, the test kit CityDoc provide is referred to as the COVID-19 Home Testing Kit.
How do you catch COVID-19?
The COVID-19 virus is transmitted by respiratory droplets. If an infected person sneezes or coughs they spray out virus-loaded droplets. Other people can breathe in the droplets and may become infected too. It is possible to get infected by COVID-19 if you touch a contaminated surface and transfer the viruses to your face.
What symptoms do you get with COVID-19?
You can expect the following symptoms if you have a COVID-19 infection:
- shortness of breath
Some people infected with COVID-19 have no symptoms at all. They can still infect other people though.
Do I need a COVID-19 test?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, or have returned from a country with a high incidence of COVID-19 consider testing yourself for this viral infection.
How do I test myself for the Coronavirus?
Order one of our easy-to-use COVID-19 tests by filling out your details and completing payment.
Your test kit will arrive quickly, as we can dispatch same day if you order before 4pm on a working day and we use first class postage.
The test kit consists of a throat swab that you use to collect a sample. We include simple instructions with each kit so you can quickly and easily get a sample that will allow us to test you for this viral infection.
The kit comes with a postage-paid envelope so you can return your sample to our accredited UK-based laboratory.
How do I get my results?
Once we get your sample, we will test it. Our patient services team will contact you with your result.
What happens if my COVID-19 test is positive?
Our patient services team will support you with advice and signposting if your COVID-19 test is positive. You should self-isolate to avoid infecting others. Do not attend a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The NHS has advice on COVID-19 that will help you decide what steps to take.
Can I rely on this COVID-19 test?
Our COVID-19 test is 99.9% accurate, so you can depend on the result.
I want to speak to someone about the COVID-19 test.
Please email us at [email protected] or call on 020 3794 6697. One of our patient services team will be happy to talk through any concerns you have.