COVID-19 PCR services accredited to ISO 15189:2012 by UKAS
*Results within 36hrs from receipt of sample at Laboratory – subject to Ts & Cs.
**Test to Release kits will be despatched on day 4 of self-isolation period, day 2 & 8 kits will be despatched 2 days before your arrival in the UK, in line with government requirements.
***Full vaccination means 14 days have passed since your final dose of the vaccination. Vaccines need to be: US, FDA approved, EU/EFTA, EMA approved, or Swiss equivalent.
We will despatch your COVID-19 testing kit using next day delivery service unless you are ordering for Test to Release which will be despatched on day 4 of self-isolation or day 2 & 8 testing which will be despatched on day of order of isolation. To return your item attach the enclosed prepaid label to the transport box. Post your item at your nearest Royal Mail Priority Postbox, whilst adhering to social distancing rules and local Health Department guidelines. To find your nearest Priority Postbox Click here.Once the swabs are received by our laboratory staff, where receipt of the sample is recorded on to our laboratory information management system (LIMS), the samples are handled in an appropriate safety cabinet, where they are unpacked, and the sample treated to inactivate any live virus. The sample is then processed using an automated extraction platform to isolate any RNA from the SARS-Cov-2 virus and a reverse-transcription, real-time PCR assay is then used to detect the presence of the viral RNA genome. Results are then released to our secure online portal to be downloaded. Postitive samples sent for day 2 test for international travel arrivals will be subject to whole genome sequencing.
Please Note: Applies to EU & EFTA (Andorra, Norway, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Iceland, Vatican City and Liechtenstein) / US Travellers.
*Full vaccination means 14 days have passed since your final dose of the vaccination.
Vaccines need to be:
• US, FDA approved
• EU/EFTA, EMA approved, or Swiss equivalent.
Unless you opt to collect from us we will post your test kit using Royal Mail Tracked 24 delivery service. To return your item attach the enclosed prepaid label to the transport box. Drop off your item at your nearest Royal Mail Priority Postbox, whilst adhering to social distancing rules and local Health Department guidelines. To find your nearest Priority Postbox Click here.
Each testing kit weighs 100 grams and measures 19.5 x 14.7 x 2.3 cm
Please make a note of your tracking number so that you can check its progress here.
If you wish to deliver your sample or arrange your own courier, please deliver to Source BioScience, 1 Orchard Place, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, NG8 6PX between 9am and 8pm (Monday – Sunday)
Please see latest advice on self-isolating here