We offer ISO and UKAS approved Covid-19 laboratory based molecular RNA transcription (PCR/TMA) based antigen and laboratory based antibody testing.
If you are ARRIVING in the UK we are now providing Day 2, Day 8 and Day 5 (TEST TO RELEASE) Covid-19 testing in accordance with UK Government guidance as listed on the GOV.UK website.
Please note that: International arrivals who arrive in England who have been in, or transited through: : Angola, Afghanistan, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe in the previous 10 days CANNOT opt into Test to Release or privately provided day 2 or day 8 testing and MUST quarantine in Managed Quarantine Facilities.
Alternatively, if you are DEPARTING the UK or require a test for any other alternative reason Heathrow Medical Services can provide COVID-19 molecular RNA transcription (PCR/TMA) laboratory antigen swab tests as follows:
We now have various testing options detailed below. These include a same day, 24 < 36 hour turnaround time and 48 < 72 hour turnaround times for the results.
Please ensure that a form of ID is brought along to your test (passport/ driving licence) and that you are wearing a face mask.
i) The cost for a SAME DAY turnaround service on Monday-Friday is £160.00 however you MUST attend for the test BEFORE 4 pm
ii) The cost for a SAME DAY turnaround service on Saturday-Sunday is £160.00 however you MUST attend for the test BEFORE 11.30am
iii) The cost for a 24-36 hour turnaround service on Monday-Friday is £120.00
iv) The cost for a 24-36 hour turnaround service on Saturday and Sunday is £120.00 however you MUST attend for the test BEFORE 11.30 am.
These results are normally available within approximately 24 < 36 working hours from the time of the specimen’s arrival in the laboratory.
v) The cost for the 48 hour turnaround PCR swab is £110.00 The sample can be taken 7 days per week (Monday-Sunday). The results are normally available within approximately 48 working hours from the time of the specimen’s arrival in the laboratory.
If you require a separate fit to fly certificate, there is an additional charge of £40+VAT.
The cost of the Covid-19 antibody (IgM and IgG) blood test is £62. This blood test should be suitable for travel to China.
If you have any additional queries please e-mail us on [email protected] to enquire further.
The swab test detects the presence of the Covid-19 virus in the nose or throat. We do not carry out tests on children under 3. The test is taken by one of our trained staff in accordance with PHE guidance.
The results are then securely emailed to you.
A positive test means that you are currently carrying the Covid-19 virus. If you have not had symptoms of coronavirus, you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day after your test date. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day your symptoms started, if earlier than when you took your test. (The day after symptom onset or test date is counted as the first full day of self-isolation.) You should also contact your treating physician and/or 111 if you feel unwell.
A negative test means that you are unlikely to be carrying the virus. If you develop Covid-like symptoms after having a negative test you should isolate, contact NHS 111 if you are in the UK and/ or your treating physician, and consider having a repeat test.
If you have any other questions regarding a negative result and self-isolating, please review the UK Government website or contact the airport, airline or immigration authorities at your proposed destination.
Please note that appointment timings are approximate and depend upon the safe flow of clients. You may be asked to wait outside if required at busier times.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHS app can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.