Fit to Fly Certificate and Antibody Testing

PCR Swab Test with Fit to Fly Certificate, Rapid Antigen and Antibody Testing

Our COVID-19 PCR swab tests, rapid antigen tests and finger prick antibody tests provided by Medinow, a CQC registered medical organisation. Tests are conducted on site and are processed in a UK based UKAS and CQC registered laboratory. Medinow is approved by DHSC and UKAS, and is a UK government approved provider for Covid-19 tests.

FAQ’s

How much does is cost?

PCR Test – £155. This includes the swab being taken, fit to fly certificate and courier to the lab.

Same day PCR Test – £250. This includes the swab being taken, fit to fly certificate and courier to the lab.

Rapid antigen Test – £115. This includes the swab being taken and fit to fly certificate if required. 

Antibody Test – £79. This is a fingerprick blood sample test. We use the Roche antibody test which is 100% sensitive and 99.8% specific. Please note we can only do this for patients over the age of 18.

 

What is the difference between a PCR Swab test and a rapid antigen test?

The PCR Swab test is the gold standard of coronavirus testing and is used by the majority of countries as an entry requirement with results the next day. This is the best option if travelling abroad and is the most accurate.

The rapid antigen test is up to 97% accurate and you will receive results at the latest by the next day but usually the same day as the test being taken. This is a good option if visiting elderly relatives or family but the PCR is still more accurate. We use the SD Biosensor SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test and it is on the approved list for countries accepting rapid tests.

 

How long will it take to get my results?

PCR Test – By the end of the next day. We have a courier which goes to the lab at 12.30pm and 5.30pm every day. So for example, if you did a test on Monday before 5.30pm you will receive the results by Tuesday night. The lab is open and processing samples 24/7.

Same day PCR Test – Within 6 hours.

Rapid Antigen Test – A maximum of 24 hours but more than likely earlier.

Antibody Test – Within 48 hours of the laboratory receiving the sample. We have a courier which goes to the lab at 12.30pm and 5.30pm every day.

 

Can the antibody test check for antibodies after having the COVID vaccine? do I make a booking?

Yes, we can test for antibodies from having had COVID-19 and also to check for antibodies post COVID vaccination. Please leave at least 14 days after exposure or after the vaccination to allow antibodies to develop.

 

How do I make a booking?

Book now online or call us on 020 8946 0414 or  020 8946 0740

 

I’m travelling with other people, do I need to book an appointment for each person?

No. You can just book one appointment slot for up to 4 people as long as they are members of the same household.

 

When should I book my appointment for?

Please check what the requirements are for your destination. For example if you are required to do a sample 72 hours before departure and your flight is at 2pm on Friday, the earliest you can book an appointment is 2pm on Tuesday. Please note some countries in Europe require the sample to be taken 72 hours before arrival which would mean working back from your arrival time. For example if you arrive at your destination at 2pm on Friday the earliest you can book an appointment is 2pm on Tuesday. 

 

My destination requires my passport number on the certificate is this possible?

Yes, we can add your passport number to the certificate. Please let us know when you come in for the appointment. 

 

Is this the same as an NHS test?

No, this is a private service and we will not share your information with the NHS or anyone else.

 

What do I do if I haven’t received my results?

Results can take up to 48 hours from when the laboratory receives the sample. Please make sure you have checked your junk email. Results will come from Medinow or info@medinow.co.uk  If you still can’t see you results, send us an email or give us a call and we will chase it up for you immediately. 

 

I need to cancel my appointment. What do I do?

Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to cancel by calling or sending an email to info@wimbledonparktravelclinic.co.uk   

Cancellations made less than 24 hours before an appointment will incur a cancellation fee of £20. 

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