Covid-19 Testing

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 TEST TO RELEASE Covid-19 testing in accordance with UK Government guidance.

Please note that: International arrivals who arrive in England who have been in, or transited through: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, Mauritius and Seychelles, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Cape Verde, Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) and Panama in the previous 10 days CANNOT opt in to Test to Release.

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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.

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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 £180.00 however you MUST attend for the test before 3 pm

ii) The cost for a 24-36 hour turnaround service on Monday-Thursday is £120.00.

Please request an AM appointment to ensure the results are processed quickly.

iii) The cost for a 24-36 hour turnaround service on Friday is £150.00 however you MUST attend for the test before 10 am in the morning.

These results are normally available within approximately 24 < 36 working hours from the time of the specimen’s arrival in the laboratory.

iv) The cost for the 48 < 72 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 < 72 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 is suitable for travel to China.

If you have any additional queries please e-mail us on covidtests@heathrowmedical.com 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 emailed to you.

A positive test means that you are currently carrying the Covid-19 virus. You should therefore self-isolate and 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.

We are located close to Terminal 5. Our address is stated below:

Heathrow Medical Services
Weekly House | Padbury Oaks
583 Bath Road
Longford Middlesex
UB7 0EH

Map: https://www.heathrowmedical.com/contact-us/find-us.html

Covid-19 Testing