COVID 19 TESTING
PCR Test for Travelling
If you are travelling overseas you will need a negative PCR certificate to have been undertaken within the last 72 hours, also known as a fit to fly certificate.
Official recommendations from the Government are to use a private test provider to secure your travel certificate.
We are on the government list of providers and are UKAS accredited and CQC certified.
We offer a fast, dedicated, turnaround service to facilitate this new travel requirement. You will receive your certificate within 24 hours of the swab being received by the laboratory. We recommend undertaking the swab 72 hours before you travel.
✓ Provider on Governments List
✓ CQC Certified
✓ Public Health England Evaluated
✓ CE Marked Test
More information on our
Travel PCR Tests
We endeavour to have all results back in within 24 hours of receiving your sample at the lab. To help speed up the process you can download your test results from our online dashboard.
Our postal PCR kits all come with pre-paid return postage so there are no hidden fees. If you need your results back quicker then you can drop your test into our lab or we can arrange a private courier (at an additional fee).
The tests all come with easy to follow instructions and if you need our help we have 24 hour a day customer service professionals standing by.
Once you have your test
Kit Activation Instructions
An email with detailed instructions will be sent once you have purchased a test kit. This email will contain the barcode and pin attached to each kit, which can be activated via our customer portal.
1. Access the portal https://kitactivation.coronafocus.app
2. Use the barcode and the pin to activate your kits, complete the declaration form and insert the sample taken date/time. If you do not complete the self- declaration info or label the sample date incorrectly, the auto certificate will not be sent and you will have to contact Effect Doctors to manually change this on the portal.
3. Post the test kit back using the provided pre-paid postage and packaging. Once the laboratory has received you test kit, you will receive your results within 24hrs.
The PCR swab uses samples from the back of the nose and throat to detect current, active coronavirus infection with very high accuracy. Results are analysed in a UKAS accredited medical laboratory and delivered within 24 hours.
Infection with SARS-CoV-2, an RNA virus, is diagnosed using reverse-transcriptase PCR. The assays used are highly accurate and show a minimum sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%, with no cross-reactivity with other viruses.