PCR Test are being offered by many Harley Street clinics and medical providers for Covid 19.
Many Harley St Clinics offer Test to Release & PCR tests with a ‘Fit to Fly’ Certificate for international travel and work, with rapid and accurate results.
The tests are normally an in-clinic test that is carried out by a clinician.
If you are intending to travel for leisure, work or educational purposes, then you need a test.
Once the test has been completed and the results are confirmed, you will receive the relevant certificate and a QR code confirming your travel fitness status.
There are different tests you can get to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19). The test you need depends on why you’re getting tested.
The 2 main tests are:
- PCR – mainly for people with symptoms, they’re sent to a lab to be checked
- rapid lateral flow tests – only for people who do not have symptoms, they give a quick result using a device similar to a pregnancy test
What is a PCR test?
A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is performed to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus. The test detects the presence of a virus if you are infected at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of virus even after you are no longer infected.
What does PCR stand for?
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
How to do a PCR test at home
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you should isolate immediately and book a PCR test with your nearest private Harley Street Clinic.
You may be able to get a PCR test to do at home, depending on availability
What’s in a PCR test kit?
Home test kits contain:
- a swab
- a vial containing a small amount of liquid – this must remain in the tube
- a clear zip-lock bag with an absorbent pad
- a bag with a QR code
- 3 stickers
- a box
Covid Travel Tests
Covid-19 travel tests are required if you are due to fly abroad. Typically these are Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.
Please check the list of government approved testers.
How long will it take to get my COVID-19 Test results?
How much does a PCR Test Cost?
Costs vary but typically between £60 to £250 depending on the provider that you choose.