PCR Home Testing Swab for COVID-19 with symptoms

PHE Approved - COVID-19 RAPID PCR Swab Testing Kit for Current Symptoms

Specificity 100%
Sensitivity 98%

The Abbott Laboratories PCR test detects the presence of Covid -19 viral RNA and is most appropriate during the earliest stages after exposure to the virus, and should be undertaken when someone suspects they have Covid-19, or if they believe they have been recently exposed to it. The scientific consensus is that the virus can stay in your nose and throat for 14 days but it can be shorter or longer in some people.

  • Collection kit delivered to your home
  • Send kit back to lab Monday-Friday before Midday from Royal Mail priority postbox
  • Results available in 2-3 days*
  • Samples analysed in a CQC regulated laboratory operating since 1987
  •  This COVID-19 PCR test requires a swab sample to be collected and sent back to our accredited UK laboratory for testing
  • Processed in the same lab used by NHS GP's and hospitals
  • Compliant with Public Health England (PHE) standards

*Sample collection kits and returned samples are delivered by Royal Mail and all handling and delays are outside of our control. Please contact us if you haven't received your result within four days of returning your testing kit.


Undergoing IVF

It’s a time for great cheer and positivity if you are planning IVF treatment cycles. The wave of Covid-19 infections across UK is now past its peak and the HFEA announced that IVF clinics across the UK can now resume treatments. Fertility clinics have in turn, also announced their own strategies of coping with the pandemic. They have taken steps to ensure social distancing, avoiding overcrowding in waiting areas, adequate sanitation and use of protective equipment for frontline workers.

But resuming your treatment requires that you go for in-person consultation and clinical procedures. This may entail coming in contact with potential carriers and infected people. Though research has not proven that pregnant women or women trying to get pregnant are at a higher risk of getting infected, a possible infection can set your treatment further behind. You may end up losing precious time, delaying your hopes of becoming a parent. Not to mention the consequent and unimaginable heartbreak and toll on your mental health. Also, incidence of high fever is known to affect sperm quality temporarily, which can impact your treatment.

Getting yourself tested in case you have symptoms associated with Coronavirus such as high fever, fatigue, a persistent cough, shortness of breath or loss of sense of smell/taste or have experienced them in the past should be your top most priority to ensure continuity of treatment. Therefore, it Is recommended that both you and your partner get yourselves tested using our at-home test kits appropriate for you:

A PHE approved PCR Swab Home Testing Kit for Current Symptoms conducted by TDL

A PCR Swab test tells you if you are currently infected. Infection with SARS-CoV-2, an RNA virus, is diagnosed using reverse-transcriptase PCR. The assays used at TDL show a minimum sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%, with no cross-reactivity with other viruses.

Laboratory results provided by The Doctors Laboratory (https://tdlpathology.com/).

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