As international travel is restarting again, many airlines and destination countries are requesting proof of a negative test result for travel Covid PCR test.
Nechells Pharmacy and Travel Clinic is a listed UK Government provider for all Covid-19 testing. We are able to provide in-house Covid PCR test and Antigen Covid-19 tests.
We offer a standard Travel Covid PCR test service with results in 36 hours of testing and an express service with results within 4 hours of testing.
It is important to check what the specific test requirements are for your destination Country. For latest foreign travel advice, please visit GOV.UK
The PCR swab test involves taking a sample from the back of the throat and nostrils using a swab. This sample will be tested to show whether there is an active covid-19 infection. The testing process takes around 10 minutes and the result certificate will be sent via email.
Our service includes:
- Results accepted by airlines and foreign countries
- Laboratory accredited by PHE, UKAS and to ISO 15189 standards.
- All documentation provided in the price
What is PCR testing?
PCR test detect the genetic information of the virus, the RNA. This is only possible if the virus is there.
By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms present, the tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on.
PCR gives us a good indication of who is infected. They can be isolated and contact can be made with people they’ve been in touch with so that they can be quarantine too, just in case. That’s the true advantage of the current major diagnostic tests, you can break that transmission chain and get a clearer picture of what’s happening.