SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test
PCR tests indicate if the virus's genes are present and are usually offered to people who have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 - COVID-19. The test would normally be sent to a laboratory for the results.
This service is not suitable for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, or anyone who thinks they may have COVID-19.
Carried out by professionals
Samples analysed in accredited laboratory
Results within 24 hours
Results received by email
Compliant with Public Health England (PHE) standards
There are many different reasons why you may want to have a COVID-19 PCR Swab Test
Test for Work
How does the PCR test work?
The test involves taking a swab of the throat and nose. The test will confirm if an individual who is showing symptoms of the virus currently has it. It will not confirm whether they have had it and have now recovered.