RT-PCR – FIT TO FLY TEST WITH CERTIFICATE
For adults and children, the In-store COVID-19 Testing Program (PCR) is ideal. It's not suitable for
someone with COVID-19 symptoms or for someone who suspects they may have COVID-19. A
free NHS COVID-19 examination can be accessed for those with coronavirus symptoms. Use the
This is a private service.
2 WAYS THAT YOU CAN GET A TEST AND CERTIFICATE:
Home self-testing kit - Follow kit directions, fill in form, pack up and send to the laboratory using a kit
envelope or next day courier or Royal Mail service.
In-House Supervised self - testing
We offer a fully assisted testing service, carried out in our private consultation room which is fully supervised by a professional pharmacist. We then courier your test directly to the Government approved testing centre. Once received your results and PCR certificate will be emailed directly to you within 24 hours*.
Please see our FAQ's for more information.
Contents of the test kit are :
ONE test tube with seal lid, absorbent cloth, plastic bag
ONE Form for personal information
ONE instruction leaflet
Box for contents to be posted in.
Please determine when you need your test done. Work out the time as the test centre will issue
the test result time based on when you did the test.
Please make sure you don’t eat, drink, chew gum, smoke or brush your teeth at least 20 minutes
before you take the mouth and nasal swab test. Doing this can contaminate your sample, which
may result in it needing a retest and therefore, delaying your result.
It is NON REFUNDABLE – so if the transit for your test has taken longer or there is an issue at the
test centre, as we are independent of both entities, we cannot be liable for any late results.
We will ensure that your test results get sent off to the lab to reach them by 9.30 to 10 am.
Subject to availability. Please call us for further information.
All tests are pre-booked by appointment only please call 01273 699883 for further details.
If you're going overseas, before ordering a test, please review the COVID test criteria stated by
your travel destination and/or airline carrier. Results can usually be obtained within 48 hours
Tests reaching the lab before 9.30am will be processed generally, giving results between 5pm
and midnight that day, but can take longer if any issues at the lab or tests not received on time,
thus give up 48 hours to receive your test results via email.
A polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) is performed to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus.
The test is carried out in a private consultation room and is supervised by a professional pharmacist who will guide you through the correct procedure. The test is quick and simple to use and involves just a swap at the back of the throat and nose.
The tests have 100% specificity and 98% sensitivity making them highly reliable. We use an FDA approved kit, and all samples are processed at a GCLP laboratory which features on the Government website which lists recommended and approved testing laboratories.
Once the sample has reached the laboratory, results will be available within 24 hours*.
*In nearly all cases results will be emailed within 24 hours however a small percentage of samples will need to be re-tested and will be available after 48 hours.
The results including the PCR certificate will be emailed directly to you.
All tests are being carried out at our sister branch Sussex University Pharmacy, Health Centre Building, Refectory Road, Falmer , Brighton, BN1 9RW.
The samples are sent by courier or a guaranteed next day trackable royal mail service.
Kit only (take home and post directly to laboratory)- £150 Full supervised service including courier/ postage - £165.
All we require you to bring is your Passport.