TEST YOURSELF FOR THE PRESENCE OF CORONAVIRUS IN YOUR OWN HOME USING OUR COVID-19 TEST KIT
FAST LAB SAMPLING RESULTS
The PCR covid-19 test will tell you whether you had an active case of covid-19 when you took the sample.
The PCR test looks for the presence of the covid-19 virus on a sample of saliva specimen. It is very accurate and will be able to confirm whether anyone with symptoms is actively infected with the virus.
Your PCR test result will allow you to make correct decisions about self-isolating to protect yourself or others.
What does the covid-19 PCR test involve?
PCR Saliva Test
We are now able to offer collection using a saliva test, which makes the self testing process easier.
Our London Clinics, £175
If possible, we recommend attending our London clinics. The samples taken here are taken daily to our labs by couriers and will be assessed next morning, 7 days a week.
These tests will usually be reported in 48 to 72 hours of your appointment.
We have 6 clinics, operating 7 days a week, at some locations:
- Canary Wharf
- Kings Cross
- London Bridge
Please order home testing kits if you are displaying Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with symptoms as you will be denied access to the clinic.
Please call us on:
020 3794 6697
Our Postal Service
A postal testing service is available from the website if you cannot get to London. If you order a kit before 12 midday Monday – Friday this will be shipped the same day and should arrive with you the following day. Orders placed after 12 midday Monday – Thursday will be shipped the following day, arriving with you two days after order. Orders placed after midday on Friday, will be dispatched on Monday and should arrive with you on Tuesday. You can then post the kit back to the lab.
Samples returned via Royal Mail Priority Post Boxes, Monday to Friday, should reach the lab in the following 24 hours. Once a sample is delivered to the lab, the lab usually takes 48 to 72 hours to process the test, though it can sometimes take longer.
The postal service is not suitable for those with a Saturday or Sunday ‘test’ date.
Please check which date you need to test to meet your particular requirements before you purchase a kit online. If you need to test on a Saturday or Sunday, the postal service will NOT be suitable for you. You will need to come into one of our London-based clinics for testing. Please contact us to make a booking.
All customers purchasing these tests must use their own judgement about the best date to purchase, carry out and return the test to us. The company cannot take responsibility for any test timelines and associated outcomes affecting travel.
How to order your postal PCR covid-19 test
Please use the purchase form below.
CityDoc now provides PCR Saliva tests to all passengers, as these tests are now accepted in all destinations worldwide apart from the UAE.
UAE only accepts PCR Swab tests upon the entry into the country, please note that CityDoc doesn’t offer PCR Swab tests.
What do the accuracy rates for covid-19 testing mean?
Trials from our accredited UK laboratory have established a 99% accuracy rate for the PCR test we use. This means that if we test 100 people with an active infection, we can expect to get 99 positive results. So the test identifies 99% of people with an active covid-19 infection. Our test is sensitive to fewer than 100 copies of the target viral RNA, making it a highly accurate test.
What should I do if my covid-19 PCR test is positive?
If your covid-19 PCR test is positive our patient care representative will talk you through the next steps. You and your household will need to isolate.
For more information go to the NHS covid-19 website. Do not visit a health centre such as a hospital, GP surgery or pharmacy. Do not come to one of our clinics.
What should I do if my covid-19 PCR test is negative?
A negative PCR test means that you were not infected with covid-19 when you took the test. If you have no symptoms, you can continue as normal. However, if you have symptoms, follow the advice on the NHS covid-19 website.