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CITYDOC COVID-19 LAB SAMPLING KIT

CityDoc Now Providing Both Antibody & PCR Home Testing Kits

You will be given the option of purchasing either the Antibody finger prick or the PCR throat swab home testing kits in the ordering form below. Please carefully read the differences in these tests below before selecting one.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Kit

We can now offer testing for Covid-19 antibodies, the test is carried out in our lab and has a 97.5% detection rate for antibodies.

At this time, the global scientific community is still assessing the meaning of the detection of antibodies in our fight against Covid and there is divided opinion on whether antibodies confer immunity.

Citydoc is registered with the Quality Care Commission and the same body has given permission to CityDoc to carry out this testing under it’s registered services.

The COVID-19 Antibody test requires a finger prick blood sample to be collected and sent back to our accredited UK laboratory for testing. View our Antibody test video below. Inside your home testing package, you will find:

  • A finger prick blood collection device
  • A pathology form
  • A postage-paid envelope to return your sample to us
COVID Antibody TestSpecifications
Type of TestLab Based Antibody test
Accuracy of Test97.5% sensitivity for presence of antibodies
Turnaround Time of Test
3 - 5 Working days
All Postage CostsFree

COVID-19 PCR Swab Testing Kit

The COVID-19 PCR Swab test kit requires a throat swab sample to be collected and sent back to our accredited UK laboratory for testing.

CityDoc is registered with the Quality Care Commission and the same body has given permission to CityDoc to carry out this testing under it’s registered services.

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 PCR TestSpecifications
Type of TestPCR Throat Swab
Accuracy of Test99% with correct swab technique
Turnaround Time of Test
3 - 5 Working days
All Postage CostsFree

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Order Now: COVID-19 Home Test Kit

The test kit is only available to UK residents at this time.


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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.

FAQ’s

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:

  • cough
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • 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.

Do I need the Antibody or PCR test?

Covid-19 Antibody Test Kit

The Antibody test kit is able to tell if you have already had Covid-19 in the past, this test kit includes finger prick blood collection tube.

This is done through a screen for the presence of antibodies in the blood.

We can no longer provide the Antibody test by post, please call to book an appointment at one of our nationwide clinics or pharmacies.

Covid-19 PCR Test Kit

The PCR test kit is able to tell if you currently have Covid-19, this test kit consists of a throat swab that you use to collect a sample.

A PCR test looks for the presence of the RNA of the virus itself and is a highly accurate test. It will pick up the presence of the actual virus in the nose and throat for the 14 days or so before they show any symptoms.

What else is included with the test kits?

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.

Both kits come with 1st class postage-paid envelopes so you can return your sample to our accredited UK-based laboratory.

How to use the Covid-19 Antibody testing kit

Please use this video as a reference when using your Covid-19 Antibody testing kit.

What does 97.5% accuracy for the Antibody test and 99% accuracy on the PCR test mean?

Covid PCR Swabs
Our swab detect the presence of Covid virus when some one is currently infected.
The test has a 99% detection rate meaning 99% of those with active infection are identified.

Covid Antibody Tests
The test has accuracy of 97.5%.
This means the test can detect 97.5% of all people who have had previous infection.
This is done through a screen for the presence of antibodies.

How long does shipping take and time to get my results?

The whole process takes between 3 – 5 working days.

Orders placed before 12pm will be sent same day usually by DPD courier next day delivery.

When you receive your kit, carry out the test and send the sample back in the postage paid 1st class Royal Mail envelope provided.

Upon reaching the lab they will process it same or next day and you will be notified directly of the result.

Is the product illegal to be sold in the UK?

No it is not illegal;
We are currently selling a self-swab throat and nasal home collection biological sample kit.

The DNA collected by the swab is sent to our UKAS laboratory where it is analysed and resulted under sophisticated conditions which reflect the standards carried out.

If I get my test Friday or Saturday can I send them back today after taking the sample or is it better to do it next week on Monday?

(“…as I’m not sure how long the delivery might take and whether it will arrive on Saturday”.)

Sending the sample back on any day will not affect the sample specimen. It is in a sealed test tube which does not require time specified return or refrigeration. However it is dependent on royal mail delivery / collection at this time.

Where can I see CityDoc’s Refund Policy?

CityDoc’s Refund Policy can be viewed here.

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.

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.

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City of London / Central London
TubeMoorgate/Oxford Circus

020 3794 6697

Rest of London & UK Clinics

020 3794 6697

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