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Over a year following the pandemic, things are starting to look brighter; countries and airlines are gradually reopening for travel. This is all thanks to PCR tests such as ours, along with the accompanying Fit to Fly certification. If you are looking to visit friends and family, go on a business trip, or jet off on your summer holidays – we want to help. That’s why we offer a reliable PCR test with a 1-36 hour turnaround, to get you where you need to go safely.
PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction; it is used to detect the presence of an active Covid infection. An active infection is categorised by the presence of antigens. PCR tests can tell whether someone has the virus incredibly early on. It does this through its detection of viral RNA (or ribonucleic acid), which is found before antibodies form, or symptoms appear.
This test is not appropriate for anyone who has Covid symptoms, or those who have experienced symptoms up to 28 days prior to taking the test. In the event that you represent one of these categories, you should follow Government guidance in relation to testing and self-isolation.
Covid PCR tests are used for people of all ages who wish to travel abroad, for varying reasons. Most travellers are now required to provide certification that details a lack of an active Covid infection.
Further to the release of the Government’s red and rest of the world travel lists, regulations may differ depending on the airline or country. Therefore, we advise that you visit the Government and Foreign Office Websites for guidance in advance of your travel.
The test will be carried out by one of our specialist clinicians; it will involve a swab from your nasal passage, as well as your tonsils (or where your tonsils would usually be).
We offer a range of appointment times to suit you, including home testing kits to suit your needs.
Our laboratory, Everything genetic limited, is fully-accredited and equipped for efficient results analysis.