Pre-departure Covid PCR Test


You will be sent a PCR sampling kit which include everything you need to take your sample and return to Randox testing laboratory. You are able to return your sample via a Randox Drop Box, DX location or via your own organised courier. Results are available within 24 hours of reaching one of the UK’s leading ISO 17025 UKAS laboratories.

Each kit includes:

  • Nasal & throat swab sample kit
  • ISO 17025 UKAS accredited lab testing
  • 24 hour results from sample being received at lab
  • Email to confirm your sample has arrived at the lab and when results are ready
  • Order by 12 noon for same day dispatch Monday – Friday & 10am Saturday (excludes Bank Holidays)*

Business customers: click here to order larger quantity of COVID-19 tests

Kits dispatched same day if ordered before 12 noon weekdays. Saturday dispatch for weekend orders placed before 10am Saturday. Weekend orders placed after 10am Saturday will be dispatched on the following Monday (excluding Bank Holidays). Kits are sent using a TNT next day service which is intended for next day delivery but not guaranteed. To find out more about COVID-19 test kit delivery and returns information, please click here.

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Pre-departure Covid PCR Test

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, looks for genetic (RNA) fragments of the virus itself. This type of testing looks for an active infection and is performed by ‘swabbing’ or collecting cells from the nose and throat. A positive PCR test means that you currently have the virus and are potentially infectious to others.

Samples should be sent to the lab the same day as you collect them. The test can only detect if you were infected with SARS-CoV-2 at the time you’ve collected your sample. The test does not check if you have been infected with the virus previously. If you are travelling please consider the time window required by your airline and destination and the day of the week your flight is departing. Time windows are normally given by your airline or the country you are flying to. For example, a 96 hour time window means that your swab needs to be taken within 96 hours of your flight.

The PCR self-swab test includes a validated laboratory certificate which can be used for work or travel purposes. This will be available to download and print once your results are complete.

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