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We offer Rapid Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) for purchase in surgery (we can post out too for a moderate extra charge). With the cessation of freely available LFTs from the UK government, we know that you still want to be able to test as part of being responsible members of the community and for returns to work etc. Phone our friendly staff now and they’ll reserve you some or pop them in the post today.
Click here to go to our email reservation page – it’s a simple 4 question form so will only take you 30 seconds!
We offer Covid-19 testing to determine whether you have had the disease by looking for the IgG antibody. Most importantly, blood testing is most accurate if carried out no less than two weeks following the onset of covid symptoms. Testing involves taking a small blood sample from the arm which is sent to our laboratory and is analysed using a laboratory based approved test (Abbott). Please note that this is not an instant test as there are still no accurate instant tests yet available. The result of the test will be emailed to you and is normally back with us inside 24 hours. The cost of the test is £140.
The accuracy of the test is described as 97.5% for Sensitivity and 100% for Specificity. The UK Government has approved two tests only, Abbott and Roche. The laboratory which processes our (and therefore your) sample uses the Abbott test.
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We offer Covid-19 swab testing to determine whether you have the disease NOW by looking for the virus collected on a swab. Most importantly, this test is most sensitive whilst you are displaying covid symptoms. Testing involves taking a throat and nose swab which we send to our laboratory and it is analysed using a laboratory based approved test. Please note that this is not an instant test as there are still no accurate instant tests yet available. We will email you the results which are normally back with us inside 36 hours. The cost of the test is £125.
As we are unable to perform testing on patients with possible Covid-19 symptoms, this will be a self administered test if you are symptomatic – we send/deliver the test to you with detailed instructions for sample collection and return.
Consequently, if you wish to have testing in surgery then you must be asymptomatic.
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