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Our antigen swab tests and PCR tests are used in order for you to be able to travel / work etc. We do not offer on-site Covid tests for patients with current or recent symptoms. Please help us protect the clinic and its staff so that we can continue to be of service to you.
You will find a frequently asked questions section at the bottom of this page. If however you have a question and it is not answered there, please do get in touch.
The certificate details the test specification. Fit to Fly Certificates will be with you by the end of the day you were tested on.
You will receive your certificate via Email.
On the outcome of a POSITIVE antigen test you are required by law to go home and self isolate immediately following the government guidelines. You must request a PCR test from the NHS to confirm the diagnosis and to trigger track and trace. No fit to fly certificates will be given for those who have shown a POSITIVE test nor for family members either. No refunds will be given in this instance.
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COVID-19’s incubation period lasts up to 14 days. If you have the virus, it takes time to build up in your system. Testing too close to an exposure could result in samples that don’t contain enough of the virus’ genetic material to register as a positive. A COVID-19 test is limited in that it represents only a snapshot in time. A negative PCR test does not mean that an individual is free of infection, but rather only that, at that particular moment, the sample did not contain viral levels at a high enough concentration to be measured as a positive.
The coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (swab) is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens directly or after the swabs have been added to viral transport media from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19. It is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis od SARS-CoV-2 infections.
The antigen swab test gives you a very reliable indicator of whether you have or have not currently got the virus. A positive result has a very high chance of confirming if you are carrying covid-19 virus in sufficient quantities (viral load) to make you infectious. There is of course a margin for error in any test, but the margin is small.
HEALGEN PERFORMANCE Sensitivity: 96.72% Specificity: 99.22% Accuracy: 98.74%
The antibody blood test gives you a very reliable indicator of whether you have been exposed to the virus by detecting certain antibodies in your blood. Please note; it is not yet fully known if an individual with a positive result showing presence of IgG levels following being infected with COVID-19 will be protected, either fully or partially from future infection, or for how long the protective immunity may last.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
You should use face coverings in particular circumstances - short periods in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not possible.
Always have these tests done by a trained person. Especially the rapid antigen swab test as it would be difficult to perform then necessary action on yourself leading to potentially unsafe results. All of our tests are performed by a trained person to ensure the accuracy of results.
There is an issue around the capacity for pets to carry the virus on their fur or skin, as with any other surface. The World Health Organization (WHO) states you should wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets. Therefore to keep you and your pet safe minimise potential exposure to the virus by washing your hands after handling pets and isolating pets if someone in your household shows symptoms of COVID-19.
COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Cassette (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a solid phase immunochromatographic assay for the rapid, qualitative and differential detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to 2019 Novel Coronavirus in human whole blood, serum or plasma.
The Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab) is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens directly or after the swabs have been added to viral transport media from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider. It is intended to aid in the rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections. The Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test Cassette (Swab) does not differentiate between SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2.
All tests are CE marked. This means that the test has been validated by the manufacturer and is in line with the health and safety standards of the European Economic Area. For Testing For All to offer this test in the UK market we use the Roche Anti-SARS-CoV-2 test that is CE marked and validated for finger-prick (capillary) blood, and a blood collection kit that is CE IVD marked and validated for use by individuals (lay use).
Antibody Test Reliability
This test uses the Roche Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Immunoassay which has at greater than or equal to 14 days since onset of symptoms a manufacturer stated sensitivity % (95 %CI) of 99.5% (97.0-100%) and an overall clinical specificity % (95 %CI) of 99.80% (99.69-99.88).
Public Health England validated this assay in two separate validations. In the report Evaluation of sensitivity and specificity of four commercially available SARS-CoV-2 antibody immunoassays the Roche Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Immunoassay was found to have sensitivity [95% CI] 97.2 (95.4, 98.4) and specificity [95% CI] 99.8 (99.3, 100)
All tests are carried out at our COVID secure premises by a fully trained and certificated member of staff.
The video demonstrates the Antigen Swab Test being performed by a certificated and trained member of staff. You will note the speed of the test.