Knowing results quickly can help control the spread of Covid-19, speed up care, protect your workplace and facilitate international travel.
Early detection helps slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the community. We believe that everyone who needs a coronavirus test should be able to get access as speedily as they want.
We can help you decide which test (if any) is most appropriate, and provide written documentation of test results.
We offer our patients the fastest turnaround possible – within 24 hours – “same day results“.
Our rapid rt-PCR tests detect Covid-19 virus with a high degree of accuracy, meeting Internationally-recognised standards.
Covid-19 PCR testing is suitable for people with current or recent symptoms, or those who believe they have been in contact with someone else who may have COVID-19.
Covid-19 rt-PCR testing confirms if someone currently has a Covid-19 infection or not. Testing also provides definitive evidence of a Covid-Negative result, where required for travel.
– Rapid results guaranteed within 24 hours*.
“Same day” Covid-19 rtPCR testing costs £495: *we guarantee same day results for samples received before 2pm.
– Our typical turnaround time is 2 to 6 hours.
In some cases, we may also be able to provide an out-of-hours service.
Fleet Street Clinic are one of the only medical practices in the UK able to offer this rapid Covid-19 testing service. Our services are fully approved and validated.
If you have symptoms of Covid-19, we would ask you NOT to come to the clinic in person. We can still carry out a same day Covid-19 test, but will help you take your own sample and arrange a courier collection so you can still receive same day results.
Alternatively, we can arrange a home visit by a nurse or doctor in PPE to your chosen location.
Rapid Covid-19 rt-PCR testing can be used for travel purposes.
Results are provided within 24-hours with a Covid-Negative certificate, if required.
For lower cost, we can send less urgent Covid-19 samples to a trusted, accredited external laboratory.
Standard Covid-19 rt PCR testing costs £295: turnaround time from receipt of the sample at the lab is 2-3 days.
– Turnaround times depend on the demand at the lab, which may be unpredictable.
For self-sampling, we are able to send you a self-sample home kit to your chosen location. It will contain all that you need to take the sample and return it back to us safely.
Before attempting to take your sample, we advise that you watch our video to demonstrate the self-sample technique. The better the sample, the more accurate the result. A complimentary video call with one of our nurses is also included in the cost.
Our nurses will guide you through the self-sample process and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Once the sample is analysed, we will help explain the results to you and support your diagnosis, if required.
Our rapid Covid-19 PCR testing is guaranteed within 24 hours of your appointment or when your sample arrives back to the clinic if taken outside of the clinic.
We call this same day testing, however, please note due to our opening hours, those with appointments in the late afternoon are likely to receive their results the following morning – still within a 24 hour time period.
For those with urgent requests, please call reception to see what appointments we have available for the day. We will try to accommodate where we can.
How does a PCR test work?
A throat and nasal sample is required. It will be taken by a nurse, a doctor, or by yourself at home under our guidance (via video call). The sample will then be analysed using a PCR machine. The PCR test works by detecting the genetic material of a virus at a molecular level. It can identify not just COVID-19, but also influenza, common cold viruses and other causes of respiratory infection from the same sample. This means it can pinpoint the exact cause of your symptoms. PCR testing can confirm or rule out an active Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection.
We currently offer 2 types of Covid-19 Antibody Tests:
Instant Antibody Testing: uses a small blood sample taken via a finger prick by a nurse or doctor.
During the same appointment, we will take the blood sample, analyse the outcome and share the results. Providing you with instant confirmation of presence of IgM / IgG antibodies.
Laboratory Abbotts Antibody Testing: uses a venous blood sample collection by a nurse or doctor and is sent to a laboratory for analysis. An accredited laboratory will analyse your results and we will provide these to you in 2-3 days.
We offer both tests in our clinic for £195.
– This cost includes our appointment fee, and help interpreting the results.
We recommend antibody testing only for people who have had symptoms of possible infection, more than 14 days previously. Or in some circumstances following a positive rt-PCR result.
It is not suitable for general screening of people who have had no symptoms. The test has limitations that can make it difficult to interpret.
We can carry out both tests during a home or workplace visit for an additional cost.
We strongly support the work of the NHS. Many of our staff are actively involved in the national response to the coronavirus crisis. You can be assured that none of our services have a negative impact on NHS resources.
If you are a corporate client interested in providing tests and/or “back-to-work” health support for your employees, please contact our Corporate Team.
For more information about Coronavirus, Covid-19 Return To Work Services.
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