The PCR tests for the presence of the virus requiring a thorough throat swab which looks for the RNA of the virus itself. It is highly accurate and will be able to confirm whether anyone with or without symptoms has the virus based on the swab sample. Swabs must be sent back to an accredited laboratory via the free postage envelope - alongside your complete details so the results can be sent to you directly. You MUST ensure the swab is thorough, full instructions are in the box. If the swab is not taken carefully and thoroughly as per the instructions, there may not be any virus collected on the sample which will result in "no virus detected".
A full set of simple instructions are included in the box. The kit comes complete with a postage paid envelope and a sealed test tube so you can send the sample back safely to the lab. Due to the sheer volume of testing that is ongoing currently, the whole process can take from 5-10 working days to receive your results.
The test will take 2-4 days to reach the lab and a further 1-2 days to process your sample. Your results will be emailed to you directly.
Test approved by the PHE.
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