Day 2 test: COVID RT-PCR home kit for when you return home (Green List ONLY)

Day 2 test:

COVID RT-PCR home kit for when you return home (Green List ONLY)

Our Day 2 test is NOT for Fit to Fly, Amber/Red list test or Test To Release.

If you’re going on a long-awaited trip abroad, you’re legally required to take a COVID test when you return.

Our Day 2 COVID PCR test (also known as a RT-PCR test) could be the test you need. By showing that you’re COVID free, it can confirm there’s no need for you to quarantine at home after your trip – allowing you to get back to your new normal.

Government Listed Provider

Gold Standard PCR Covid-19 Testing methodology

Analysis by a trusted, accredited laboratory

Results via email within 24 to 48 hours of receipt at the lab

Express return options available

KIT COST:£99.00

Don’t forget: before you go abroad, you may need a test to show that you’re Fit to Fly.

Our Day 2 test is NOT for Fit to Fly, Amber/Red list test or Test To Release.

Our laboratory is trusted by world-renowned hospitals

This test is processed by HCA Laboratories, which is part of HCA Healthcare: one of the largest providers of private healthcare in the country. So, as well as carrying out thousands of tests daily for GP surgeries, hospitals and other clients across the UK, the lab supports world-famous HCA hospitals such as The Portland, The Princess Grace, The Harley Street Clinic and London Bridge Hospital.

Order now, take the test when you return

Anyone taking a trip abroad is required by the government to book at least one COVID PCR test before they return. If you:

‣ are travelling back from a country classified by the government as ‘green'

‣ have not travelled to / through ‘amber’ or ‘red’ countries in the 10 days before your return

You need a Day 2 test, to be taken within two days of arriving in England (the day you arrive is Day 0). Order our test now, before you go away, so it’s ready for when you get home.

You can order multiple tests, for other travellers, rather than individual orders for each person.

 

Please always check the latest government guidelines before you order, as they’re being updated all the time.

How it works in 4 simple steps to complete the test

Most airlines ask to see a negative test result within between 48 to 72 hours of your departure - if this is the case, you should carry out your test as early as possible within that window and return your swab to us immediately, so that our lab teams have enough time to analyse the sample and return your results. Our customer service team are on hand to help but please first check the requirements for your travel with your airline and current government guidelines.

Step 1

ORDER OUR COVID PCR TEST

You’ll need to order your Day 2 test before you set off home (the booking information will be required for your Passenger Locator Form, which you’ll need to submit before you can travel back to the UK).

If you order before your trip, you can also order your Fit to Fly test from us at the same time and get a discount.

Once you’ve ordered, our customer service team will get in touch to clarify how everything will work. Then you’ll receive your test kit in the post.

Step 2

TAKE YOUR SWAB AT HOME

Once you’re back in the UK, you should carry out the test as soon as possible – certainly within 48 hours of your arrival.

Following the instructions, perform a simple nasal and throat swab. If you’re unable to do this yourself, the instructions explain how someone can help you.

The test should only be performed on the person whose name is on the kit, and it is not for anyone under the age of 5.

Step 3

RETURN THE SWAB TO US BY PLACING IT IN THE NEAREST POST BOX

Using the prepaid Royal Mail Track 24 envelope, post your swab immediately so that our lab teams can analyse and share your results as quickly as possible.

Step 4

WAIT FOR YOUR RESULTS

We’ll send you an official pathology report via email within 48 hours.

Please note: this is only for Day 2 testing, It is NOT for Fit-to-Fly, Day 8 tests or Test to Release.

How to take your swab and return it to us

1. WASH YOUR HANDS

Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.

2. Unpack your kit

Check if your kit contains all items

3. FIND YOUR TONSILS

Use a mirror to find your tonsils. Alternatively, if your tonsils have been removed find where your tonsils would have been.

4. BLOW YOUR NOSE

Blow your nose gently and cough into a tissue, then throw the tissue away in a bin.

5. OPEN THE SWAB PACKAGE

Be careful not to touch the soft end of the swab on anything except for your tonsils or nose when completing the test.

6. Complete the throat swab

Holding the swab in your hand, open your mouth and gently rub the swab over your tonsils and back of your throat for 10 seconds, then remove from the back of your throat. Looking in a mirror to help you do this.

7. Complete the nasal swab

Place the same end of the same swab gently into your nostril approximately 1 inch (2.5cm), or until you feel resistance. Rotate the swab for 15 seconds and slowly remove it. Using the same swab, repeat for second nostril.

8. Place the swab in the vial

Place the swab in the plastic vial with the fabric tip facing down. Snap off the other end of the swab so that it fits into the vial. Place the lid back on the vial and ensure it is fastened. Please make sure you assign the label with patient details to the tube. 

9. PACK YOUR SAMPLE

Be careful not to touch the soft end of the swab on anything except for your tonsils or nose when completing the test.

10. Secure your sample

Place the plastic bag inside the biohazard bag and seal the biohazard bag.

10. COMPLETE THE REQUEST FORM

Complete the request fomr in full and ensure the Name and DOB are exactly as on the vial.

Complete time and date swabbed and then sign the patient form.

12. RETURN THE SAMPLE IMMEDIATELY

Place the patient form in the box and then in the return bag, and place it in the nearest post box.

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