Are you looking for a safe and rapid PCR Covid-19 Tests for travel?

Same-Day and Next-Day private Covid-19 PCR tests.

The Guildhall Practice uses a UKAS accredited laboratory. Therefore, we are able to issue Fit-To -Fly certificates for international travel.

We can also issue Test-To-Release from quarantine certificates.

Your safety and that of our staff is important to us. Therefore, our Covid-19 protocols and procedures will be maintained throughout your visit.

Your covid-19 swab test will be performed outside the practice premises in order to ensure that you are not in contact anybody else.

Finally, your clinician will be wearing PPE.


Are you planning to travel abroad?

Currently, most countries require you to have a Covid-19 PCR test and a Fit-To-Fly certificate. 

For the Test-To-Release scheme you must have the PCR Covid-19 test. Therefore, you should book this test if you are planning release early from quarantine when returning to the U.K.

The Guildhall Practice uses a UKAS accredited laboratory. Hence, you can rest-assured that our certificates are recognised world-wide.  

The PCR Covid-19 test is the gold-standard in Covid-19 testing. The PCR swab test takes samples from the back of your throat and nose to detect any Covid-19 virus. 

Importantly, the test identifies the presence of the RNA genetic material of Covid-19. It is, therefore, highly sensitive; and will identify if you have an active infection even if you are not experiencing any symptoms. 

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What is UKAS?

Firstly, UKAS stands for The United Kingdom Accreditation Service and they act on behalf of the U.K Government.

First and Foremost, they are an organisation responsible for maintaining high clinical standards in laboratories.

Importantly, UKAS have also accredited the laboratory we use

It means that your Covid-19 PCR test and certificate will be recognised world-wide.

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What does the laboratory process for covid-19 rt-pcr testing involve?

The PCR test is the 'Gold-Standard' in Covid-19 testing.

The RT-PCR test is a highly sensitive laboratory technique. It can be used to detect the messenger RNA (mRNA), genetic material, that is unique to the covid-19 virus.  

It takes at least 4 hours for the laboratory to process each sample.

However, the process can take much longer. As the test may have to be repeated a number of times in order to obtain a result.

The sample load from your throat and nose contains only a very tiny amount of viral genetic material. Therefore, there is not enough to reliably test without further processing.

The RT-PCR process amplifies the amount genetic material to a much larger volume.

Therefore, testing can then detect any Covid-19 genetic material. 

It is a two-stage process that requires a laboratory:

  1. Reverse transcription, the 'RT' part. Firstly, synthesis of the retrieved RNA from the throat and nose forms complementary DNA, (cDNA).
  2. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Secondly, the specific cDNA goes through a series of amplifications. Eventually creating a quantity of viral load that can be reliably detected.  

It is the viral load that RT-PCR measures. Therefore, it has previously been successfully with other conditions. For example, in HIV patients and other RNA viruses such as mumps and measles. 

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are your covid-19 pcr tests approved?

Yes. UKAS is the regulatory body for laboratories in the UK.

The laboratory that we use is also UKAS accredited.

The PCR Covid-19 test is the gold-standard in Covid testing.

Regardless of where you are flying to, you can rest assured that our fit-to-fly certificates are recognised world-wide.

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what happens if i test positive for covid-19

We  will inform you in the unfortunate event that you test positive for COVID-19. The laboratory will also inform Public Health England's track and trace.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to travel, and you will have to self isolate.

Your insurance company might cover the cost of cancelling your trip.

A Which survey found that 50% of travel insurance covers the costs of a cancelled trip when a customer tests positive for Covid-19.

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Holiday travel can be challenging at the best of times, why add the stress of waiting for your test results?

Have peace of mind with our Express Same-Day or Next-Day Service.

Hence, you can then relax and look forward to your holiday knowing that everything has been sorted

how do i arrange a covid pcr test and travel certificate at the guildhall practice?

Step 1.Search our online portal for an appointment or call the practice to speak with one of our reception staff. Remember, that we offer same-day and next-day PCR covid-19 testing options.

Step 2. Choose a convenient time at one of our clinics. Additionally, you will receive a confirmation email and our online questionnaire.

Step 3. Complete the questionnaire and enter your passport details.

Step 4. Attend one of our clinics. We will take a swab sample from the back of your throat and your nose.

Step 5. We will transport the sample to the UKAS registered laboratory. Afterwards, the sample will undergo the PCR test for the Covid-19 antigen.

Step 6. You will receive the test results via email. Firstly, we can also provide you with a 'fit-to-fly' certificate.  Alternately, we are able to issue a test-to-release from quarantine certificate.

In the unfortunate event that you test positive, the lab will notify Public Health England. Unfortunately, you will need to self-isolate.

how reliable is your service?

We take our responsibility very seriously.

We know how stressful travelling can be at the best of times.

Therefore, we will do all that we can to make the process of testing as easy as possible.

There are some elements of the process which we have no control over. For example the testing process at the laboratory.

However, you can rest assured that we will do everything we can to ensure that we deliver your certificate on time.

When should i book my covid-19 pcr test?

Most countries require you to take a PCR test within 72 hours of your flight. However, you should check the current regulations for your destination.

We can arrange test result for either the same-day or for the next-day .

We would always recommend that you book the earliest possible appointment available within your testing time-frame. 

Holiday travel can be challenging at the best of times, why add the stress of waiting for your test results?

Same-Day PCR Covid-19 Test

Our Express Same-Day Service gives you the peace of mind that everything is sorted. You can then relax and look forward to your holiday!

We are eager to do everything that we can to support you. Therefore, if you are struggling to find an appropriate appointment time please let us know. We are often able to juggle things around to accommodate your needs.  

Why not book your Covid-19 tests for travel at one of our clinics? Or call 01214412626

when will i recieve my fit-to-fly certificate?

Firstly, it depends upon which option you choose.

With the Standard option your fit-to-fly certificate will arrive by 22.00 on the following day. However, we also offer same-day results with the Express option where you'll receive your result by midnight.

We would always advise that you book the earliest possible appointment within your testing time-frame.

Our trained clinicians will check your identification then guide you through the test. The sample will then be taken to the laboratory for testing.

You will receive your full and comprehensive Covid-19 RT-PCR certificate via email as a PDF attachment.

UKAS, the UK Government regulatory body, regulates the activities of the laboratories that we use. Therefore, your fit-to-fly and test-to-release certificates will be recognised worldwide.

Our mission is to offer you the very most efficient and accurate COVID-19 testing in a safe environment. You can rest assured that you will receive your results on time.

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