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Covid-19 qPCR test Fit to Fly & General Testing

£59.00

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COVID-19 PCR test

  • On-site, laboratory assisted sampling
  • Same day results for all samples collected before 12 midday
  • A Fit to Fly Travel Certificate if required

Please contact FGIH if you haven’t received your result within 3 working days of returning your testing kit.

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With the Government ending free COVID-19 RT-PCR testing, many of us are still keen to know if we are potentially infectious to those around us and make informed decisions on whether we should self-isolate or not. The Forensic Genomics Innovation wants to support the local community in offering;

  • On-site, laboratory assisted sampling
  • Same day results for all samples collected before 12 midday
  • A Fit to Fly Travel Certificate if required

To make a booking contact us.

Find us on the Government list of general population COVID-19 testing providers.

All results are uploaded to the UKHSA as per UKAS and DHSC requirements

 

We offer you On-site testing with a Saliva Kit and the PCR analysis of this sample.  We are listed on the governmental website as a private provider of Covid-19 testing. Our Covid-19 PCR test is used for General and Fit to Fly testing. You simply spit in the collection tube and we will analyse it immediately. To get an appointment for the On-site testing please contact us if you want to do so.

We then perform a DNA/RNA-extraction. As well as DNA from you the RNA of bacteria and viruses in your sample is extracted. We then take the RNA mixture and specifically amplify only two parts of RNA that are highly specific to Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2), along with a gene present in your DNA to confirm there is indeed sample in the tube. While we are amplifying these DNA/RNA pieces an instrument is monitoring this process. It’s like counting the number of pieces of this RNA in your sample. If you don’t have the coronavirus in your saliva the machine cannot count it and therefore your result is negative. We make sure that your sample was extracted correctly by adding controls to the PCR. We must ensure that everything worked perfectly and we can provide you an accurate, correct result. Our method is validated.

What is the difference between General and Fit To Fly ?

Essentially nothing. The test is exactly the same, they just have slightly different reporting requirements.