We offer COVID-19 PCR test kits is are a self-contained sample collection kit that allows you to take your own samples at home or at UK Smile for analysis at our specialist, COVID-19 laboratory.
Once we receive your samples, our team of scientists will conduct a rapid analysis to determine if you are currently infected with the COVID-19 virus.
Our private COVID-19 testing service is fast and reliable and will provide you with a result the next working day (same working day results are available for an extra fee),so that you can make key decisions about travelling abroad including fit to fly, quarantining and limiting contact with loved ones, friends and colleagues.
Please note that cannot be held responsible for any delays or disruptions to Royal Mail’s postal service when returning your samples. If you want to guarantee receipt of your samples, you may want to deliver them in person to the laboratory premises located at:
The Doctors Laboratory
1 Mabledon Place
Why should I take a home COVID-19 PCR test?
If you are experiencing the following coronavirus symptoms: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, our home COVID-19 PCR test will determine your current infection status so that you can take the right course of action.
Up to 80% of people infected with COVID-19 will show none or only minor symptoms, so you should also consider taking a private COVID-19 PCR test if:
When is the best time to take a home COVID-19 PCR test?
For the most accurate results, samples should be collected from a symptomatic individual between days 1-5 of symptom onset.
However, if you are not displaying any symptoms (asymptomatic) but you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you may take this test up to 14 days after the suspected exposure.
What are the steps involved in using a home COVID-19 PCR test?
Please note that cannot be held responsible for any delays or disruptions to Royal Mail’s postal service - if you need the results quickly then samples should be droppped off at UK Smile or The Doctors Laboratory.