COVID-19 PCR Swab Test and Fit to Fly Certificate
The PCR swab, uses samples from the back of the nose and throat to detect current, active coronavirus infection with very high accuracy.
This PCR swab test is suitable for those that have current or recent symptoms or those that have come into contact with an individual who may have COVID-19. A postal self-sampling kit with full instructions can be sent to you at home OR the swab samples can be taken by one of our Doctors.
If you require a fit to fly certificate this can be provided for £25 extra.
At Effect Doctors, we offer rapid access to COVID-19 swab tests in your home or at our clinic based in Chelsea. We also offer support packages to corporate clients for team covid-19 testing to help support employees back into the work environment. Our PCR swab tests are approved by Public Health England and are in line with government guidelines.
The PCR swab, uses samples from the back of the nose and throat to detect current, active coronavirus infection with very high accuracy. In addition, this test can also identify viruses that can cause similar symptoms such as influenza and the common cold viruses. This PCR swab test is suitable for those that have current or recent symptoms or those that have come into contact with an individual who may have COVID-19. A postal self-sampling kit with full instructions can be sent to you at home OR the swab samples can be taken by one of our Doctors.
Testing allows for early detection of the virus
Results are analysed in an accredited medical laboratory and delivered within 48 hours. You will be provided with written documentation of your test results which could be used at international borders as evidence of a recent swab. We are on hand 7 days a week to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Our at-home postal kit – £149
One of our Doctors will visit your home to take a swab – £249
Please note that the price listed is for a doctor’s visit in Zone 1 and 2 central London.
For visits outside this area, further charges apply:
– Zone 3-4 £50 extra
– Zone 5-6 £75 extra
Fit to Fly Certificate
Do you need to travel overseas? Many countries require a negative Antigen PCR test to be provided on arrival along with a travel certificate signed by a medical professional. We offer a fast, dedicated, turnaround service to facilitate this new travel requirement. You will receive your certificate within 48 hours of the swab being received by the laboratory. We recommend undertaking the swab 72 hours before you travel. To add on this certificate it is an additional £25 per person.
We also offer the covid-19 antibody blood test. The antibody test uses a blood sample taken from your vein by one of our Doctors to detect whether you have developed an immune response (antibodies) to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). This helps to provide confirmation of past infection by identifying the presence of IgG antibodies in your blood with a specificity of 100% and a sensitivity of 97.5%. This antibody test is suitable for individuals who have had symptoms more than 14 days ago. Effect Doctors uses the Public Health England approved Abbott IgG test to provide you with the most reliable and accurate results. Knowledge of the presence of these antibodies allows you to make informed decisions for yourself and your family.
Our Doctors are happy to help you decide which test may be most suitable for you.