How to take your COVID-19 tests

Listed on GOV.UK for Covid-19 testing.

Download your instructions

COVID-19 PCR Self-Swab Instructions

COVID-19 Day 2 & 8 Instructions

COVID-19 Day 5 Instructions

If you have an enquiry about purchasing covid tests please contact

How it works

Order your kit

Order your test online and your collection kit will be delivered right to you door.

Take and post your sample

Take your sample using the easy to follow guide, and send it to our fully accredited laboratory using one of the two options below.

Receive your results

We will email you as soon as your results are ready, within 24 hours from the laboratory receiving your sample.

How to return your Covid sample

Royal Mail Tracked 24

Royal Mail Tracked 24

A Royal Mail Tracked 24 returns label is included with every COVID-19 kit ordered for you to return your sample to our laboratory. Please ensure you return your sample using a Royal Mail priority post box.

The tracked 24 service is intended for next day delivery but this is not guaranteed by Royal Mail. This can take 1-2 working days*. Please take note of your tracking number to check on the delivery status of your returned sample. *We cannot be held responsible for delays out of our control.

DX Drop Locations

Follow the return packing instructions from your kit.

If you have a DX return label in your order, please apply this to the OUTER PACKAGE. Do not cover the UN3373 logo. Please keep a record of your tracking number.

DX provide options for customers to return their sample to our laboratory in Northern Ireland, which should arrive next day. DX Depos/MBE sites are currently open to accept sample returns Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Please note, drop off times vary by site as per the listing on the DX website so CLICK HERE for your DX drop opening hours.

Please contact DX on 0333 2415100 to enquire where your closest DX location is to collect your returns labels.

Only customers who used a discount code on checkout are eligible to receive prepaid DX return labels from DX locations, as part of our partnership with selected airlines/holiday providers. Please note DX MBE sites can charge for DX return labels.

Alternative Courier

If the DX return option does not suit your needs, customers are also able to return their sample by arranging an alternative courier of their choice. Customers should ensure that they choose a courier who can deliver biological samples to our laboratory next day tracked. Samples must arrive within 70 hours of swabbing to undergo testing.

Samples which arrive after 70 hours will be void and will produce an unclear result.

Please note that customers arranging their own sample return are responsible for this

Use the below address to return your sample to our laboratory if you are arranging an alternative courier.

C/O Check My Body Health,
Unit 6 Osyth Close,
Brackmills Industrial Estate,
NN4 7DY.

Please remember, if you are showing any Covid-19 symptoms to protect others, do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital. Visit for further information.

*Tests are dispatched same day, Monday – Friday if ordered before 12noon. Saturday orders are dispatched same day if ordered before 10am. Weekend orders after 10am Saturday will be dispatched on the following Monday.

**Test results and Fit To Fly lab validated certificates are available within 24 hours from when your sample is received by the lab. Please allow at least 4-5 working days from placing your order to receiving your results. You can order your test kit in advance.