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Fit to Fly PCR (Covid-19) Test and Certificate

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Fit to Fly PCR (Covid-19) Test and Certificate

Home test Kit for £135. In-house Supervised self-testing for £150.

RT-PCR – FIT TO FLY TEST WITH CERTIFICATE 

For adults and children, the In-store COVID-19 Testing Program (PCR) is ideal. It's not suitable for
someone with COVID-19 symptoms or for someone who suspects they may have COVID-19. A
free NHS COVID-19 examination can be accessed for those with coronavirus symptoms. Use the
link https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

This is a private service.
 

2 WAYS THAT YOU CAN GET A TEST AND CERTIFICATE:


Home self-testing kit - Follow kit directions, fill in the form, pack up and send to the laboratory using a kit
envelope or next day courier or Royal Mail service.

Take away home test Kit for £135.

 

OR


In-House Supervised self - testing 

We offer a fully assisted testing service, carried out in our private consultation room which is fully supervised by a professional pharmacist. We then courier your test directly to the Government approved testing centre. Once received your results and PCR certificate will be emailed directly to you within 24 hours*. 

Full RT-PCR test - supervised in the consultation room, includes filling the form, courier and email of certificate Was £165, Offer Price £150. Results provided by EPISTEM LTD

Please see our FAQ's for more information.
Contents of the test kit are :
ONE swab
ONE test tube with seal lid, absorbent cloth, plastic bag
ONE Form for personal information
ONE instruction leaflet
Box for contents to be posted in.


Please determine when you need your test done. Work out the time as the test centre will issue
the test result time based on when you did the test.

Please make sure you don’t eat, drink, chew gum, smoke or brush your teeth at least 20 minutes
before you take the mouth and nasal swab test. Doing this can contaminate your sample, which
may result in it needing a retest and therefore, delaying your result.
It is NON REFUNDABLE – so if the transit for your test has taken longer or there is an issue at the test centre, as we are independent of both entities, we cannot be liable for any late results.
We will ensure that your test results get sent off to the lab to reach them by 9.30 to 10 am.
Subject to availability. Please call us for further information.

All tests are pre-booked by appointment only please call 01273 699883 for further details. 

If you're going overseas, before ordering a test, please review the COVID test criteria stated by
your travel destination and/or airline carrier. Results can usually be obtained within 48 hours
Tests reaching the lab before 9.30am will be processed generally, giving results between 5pm
and midnight that day, but can take longer if any issues at the lab or tests not received on time,
thus give up 48 hours to receive your test results via email.

We also offer test to release RT PCR Tests for after Day 5 quarantine. Find out more.

FAQ'S for PCR test

What is a PCR test?

  A polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) is performed to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus.

How is the test carried out?

The test is carried out in a private consultation room and is supervised by a professional pharmacist who will guide you through the correct procedure. The test is quick and simple to use and involves just a swap at the back of the throat and nose. 

How accurate is the test?

The tests have 100% specificity and 98% sensitivity making them highly reliable. We use an FDA approved kit, and all samples are processed at a GCLP laboratory which features on the Government website which lists recommended and approved testing laboratories. 

How long will it take for my results to come back?

 Once the sample has reached the laboratory, results will be available within 24 hours*.

Can you guarantee my results will come in time? 

*In nearly all cases results will be emailed within 24 hours however a small percentage of samples will need to be re-tested and will be available after 48 hours. 

How will I receive my results?

The results including the PCR certificate will be emailed directly to you.

Where are you located? 

The pharmacy is situated on the Sussex University campus. With ample free parking located directly behind the building.

 How are the samples sent? 

The samples are sent by courier or a guaranteed next day trackable royal mail service. 

How much does the service cost?

Full RT-PCR test - supervised in the consultation room, includes filling the form, courier and email of certificate Was £165, Offer Price £150. Results provided by EPISTEM LTD

Take away home test Kit for £135.

What do I need to bring with me?

All we require you to bring is your Passport.

 

Government confirms traffic light list ahead of cautious return to international travel:

The 12 countries and territories on the green list are:

  • Portugal
  • Israel
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Brunei
  • Iceland
  • Gibraltar
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands
  • St Helena, Tristan de Cunha and Ascension Island

Travellers will need to:

  • Take a private Covid test in their holiday destination before returning home - this can be a lateral flow or PCR test
  • Fill in a passenger locator form online before leaving their destination
  • Take a private PCR test on or before day two of their arrival in England

There will be no need to quarantine when back home, or take additional tests, unless the post-arrival test is positive.

Amber countries

People should not be travelling to amber countries for leisure.

Travellers must:

  • Take a private Covid test before returning to England
  • Fill in a passenger locator form online before heading home
  • Self-isolate at home for 10 days
  • Take a private PCR test on or before day two of their arrival in England and again on day eight

They could end self-isolation early by taking an optional PCR test on day five, under the existing test to release scheme.