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Urgent PCR Test

Jet off with our Fit to Fly Urgent PCR test

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 travel in an emergency, or go on a last-minute business trip – we want to help make sure you don’t get caught out at the airport. That’s why we offer a reliable urgent PCR test with a 2-5 hour turnaround, to get you where you need to go safely and efficiently if you are in a rush.


What is a PCR test?


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.


What are the Government testing requirements for taking a PCR test near me?


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. Moreover, you should book or purchase your testing kit with us as soon as you can so that you don’t get caught out.


What is the process of an urgent PCR test?


Our PCR test offers you the opportunity to jet off on schedule. We can provide results within 2-5 hours if you are needing to jet off for an emergency, or a last-minute business trip.


Find out more about our regular PCR testing with a 36 hour turnaround here


The test will be carried out by yourself; it will involve a swab from your nasal passage, as well as your tonsils (or where your tonsils would usually be).


Our laboratory, Randox, is fully-accredited and equipped for efficient results analysis. Once you have taken your sample, simply drop it off at the lab to receive your results within 2-5 hours.


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