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COVID-19 TESTS

We offer both COVID-19 Swab Tests & Covid-19 Antibody test to check for current infection and also Covid-19 Antibody tests to check for past infection. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for details about Antibody tests offered in the clinic. Please order your test kit as early as possible to allow extra time for your kit to arrive. Due to the pandemic, Royal Mail has been experiencing delays in post being delivered.

Please check the latest foreign office guidance on suitability and requirement of this swab test. We only offer self-testing swab kits. This is to minimise contact with others as people who may not be exhibiting any symptoms could still be carrying and spreading the virus.

This service is currently not part of the Government Test-to- Release scheme

        This test is for the following situations-

  1. Outbound travel to countries asking for a PCR Covid-19 swab test. The list is constantly being updated, so please check the government website (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus) for the same. Most countries need a test 72-96 hours prior to departure, but again, please check with the respective airlines/ countries you are travelling to.
  2. For your own peace of mind
  3. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, you have the option of getting a free NHS Covid-19 test, but if you prefer a private self-testing swab kit, we are happy to help with that.
  4. Return to work

PURCHASING YOUR SWAB KIT

Covid-19 swab test: £129

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Covid-19 swab test with doctor signed Fit-to-Fly letter: £139

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  1. Email – covidtest@revivehairandskin.co.uk
  2. Phone- 01277 549029

TAKING YOUR HOME SAMPLE

The kit comes with simple instructions and a doctor’s swab test request form. Please fill in the time and date of taking the swab at the bottom right hand corner. DO NOT forget to fill up the sticky label and stick it to the swab container.

RETURNING YOUR SWAB SAMPLE

Return the swab kit in the pre-paid postage bag. Tests could be posted off via the Royal Mail Priority Postboxes, the details of which will be included in your swab kit and you may also check it out on the Royal mail website.

In case the test is for border entry to a different country, especially if your flight is on Monday/Tuesday, then you may choose to drop off the kit directly in the patient reception in Central London (76 Wimpole street, London, W1G 9RT) or in the main Laboratory reception (The Halo Building, 1 Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9AX) to account for no Royal mail service over the weekend.

Please DO NOT ATTEND the above addresses if you are exhibiting any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection and only send in your swabs via the Royal Mail Priority Postboxes.

RESULTS

Results usually take 24 hours from the time of reaching the lab. Patients are emailed results within 24 – 48 hours of sample reaching the lab.

If your swab results are positive for COVID-19, then please cancel your travel plans, isolate with your household and follow guidelines as per https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Inconclusive results –Though not frequent, in a minority of cases, the swab results may come back inconclusive. This would mean that the test couldn’t say if you had the virus or not and would unfortunately necessitate repeating the test. The lab would come to this conclusion only after repeating the test a few times.

Revive Hair & Skin Clinic will not be liable for any losses incurred due to an inconclusive result and any requests for refund will not be entertained. We would send out a second COVID-19 swab kit and you wouldn’t be charged this time.

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) IgG Antibody Test

Antibody testing can tell whether a person has been previously infected. Most patients who recover from coronavirus have been found to produce antibodies, but it is not yet known if an individual with a positive result showing presence of IgG levels following being infected with SARS-CoV-2 will be protected, either fully or partially from future infection, or for how long protective immunity may last.

Testing should be undertaken 14 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms. We offer 3 options for Antibody testing:

  1. Finger prick home sample collection (lab test) @ £99- Results take 24 hours from when sample reaches lab.
  2. Clinic based blood sample collection (lab test) @ £129- Results take 24 hours from when sample reaches lab
  3. Rapid Finger prick Antibody test @ £49 (CE marked)- Test is done in clinic & results take 15 minutes.

To arrange your COVID-19 Antibody tests, please contact the clinic via one of the following routes-

  1. Email – covidtest@revivehairandskin.co.uk
  2. Phone- 01277 549029

Positive test would mean you have had the infection with Covid-19. You still need to continue taking usual steps to avoid infection.

Negative test means you don’t have antibodies to Covid-19 virus. Negative results may be seen if you have never had the infection or if the test is done less than 14 days from getting the infection.