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COVID-19 PCR Test for Travel

COVID-19 IgM/IgG Antibody Test

Fit-to-Fly Certificates

Our COVID-19 PCR test for travel looks for the presence of the COVID-19 virus on a swab taken from your throat whilst our COVID-19 IgM/IgG antibody test will indicate if you’ve previously been exposed to COVID-19. 

Our COVID-19 PCR tests for travel are approved by Public Health England. 

We provide Fit-to-Fly certificates next day after taking your test. 

COVID-19 PCR Test for Travel - Fit-t0-Fly Certificate

A simple throat swab taken under the direct supervision of our clinical nursing team in one of our travel clinics. You will receive your test results via email within 24-48 hours and have access to our team of nurses to discuss the results if you need to.

  • We’ve partnered with a laboratory that follows ISO 15189 standards
  • COVID-19 PCR Test approved by Public Health England.
  • Results and PCR travel certificate provided via email within 24 or 48 hours upon receipt of the laboratory.
  • You’ll have access to our nurse helpline should you have further questions or concerns.
  • Transparent pricing which includes the test, clinic appointment and fit-to-fly certificate.  
  • 99% accuracy.
COVID-19 PCR Swab Test
COVID-19 PCR Swab Test

A COVID-19 PCR test looks for the presence of genetic material from the COVID-19 virus within a swab or saliva sample. These tests are commonly referred to as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. Antigen tests look for parts of the virus. 

The COVID-19 PCR test requires a throat swab sample to be collected and sent back to our UKAS registered laboratory for testing.

PCR swabs are being used to rule out COVID-19 infection before travel or resuming other activities. We can issue certificates for travel within 24 – 48 hours depending on your requirements.

If your COVID-19 PCR test is positive our nurses will advise through the next steps. You and your household will need to isolate.

For further guidance please visit NHS website here

A negative PCR test means that you were not infected with COVID-19 when you took the test. If you have no symptoms, you can continue as normal. However, if you have symptoms, follow NHS guidance. 

Many airlines and countries will allow you travel if you have negative PCR test result. We provide PCR travel certificates / fit-to-fly certificates at no additional cost within 24, 48 0r 72 hours depending on your requirements.

COVID-19 IgG/IgM Antibody Venous Blood Test

COVID-19 Antibody Test IgM IgG

A simple blood test taken by our registered nurses in clinic in which you will receive your test results via email within 24 hours from the time your samples arrive at the lab. You will also have access to our team of nurses to discuss the results if you want to.

  • We’ve partnered with an UKAS registered laboratory to do our testing. 
  • Results provided 24hrs from the time your samples arrive at the lab
  • You’ll have access to our nurse helpline should you have further questions or concerns.
  • The antibody tests for specific “IgG” & “IgM” COVID-19 antibodies. 
  • Results available to Public Health England. 
  • One transparent price which includes the test, clinic appointment and follow up advice.  
  • 99.6% accurate.
  • Certificate provided for travel if required from our partnered laboratory
COVID-19 Antibody Test IgM IgG
COVID-19 IgM IgG Antibody Test

Please note if you do not wish to have your results shared with Public Health England you should not have the test. The laboratory will provide a qualitative result; reported as Negative, Positive or Equivocal with a comment and not quantitative/number. 

Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is the largest immunoglobulin in humans and is the first antibody to be produced upon infection. Since it has multiple antigen binding sites, it can be thought of as a ‘general’ antibody and is compatible with many pathogen species/types. In the case of COVID-19, IgM levels in the blood rise to a detectable level 3-7 days after infection, as symptoms begin to appear.

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is a smaller structure and is produced in response to a specific antigen on the pathogen. Its levels rise later than IgM (>7 days) and indicates exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 sometime previously.

The result is positive for SARS-COV-2 virus specific-IgM antibodies and is indicative of early phase primary COVID-19 infection. Results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 infection or to inform infection status, a follow-up testing with a molecular diagnostic (PCR) test should be considered to rule out infection in these individuals especially if exhibiting any symptoms.

This test should be interpreted by a health care professional in the context of patient history and symptoms.

Positive result indicates previous exposure to SARS-COV-2, this antibody test is not a diagnostic tool for active infection. This test should be interpreted by a health care professional in the context of patient history and symptoms.

An absence of antibodies means that it is likely that you have NOT had COVID-19. An absence of antibodies infers an absence of immune defence to further coronavirus infections. 

COVID-19 Antibody test detects the presence of the SARSCoV-2 specific IgG and general IgM for the qualitative diagnosis of early and late stage COVID-19. As mentioned, IgG is specific to SARS-CoV-2 and confirms secondary illness (usually >7 days), whereas IgM confirms primary illness (3-7 days). Both are elevated in the secondary illness and can be used to confirm diagnosis.

Technical data for COVID-19 antibodies:

  • Accuracy: 99.6% 
  • Specificity: >99% while showing no cross-reactivity to non-SARS coronaviruses or other medical conditions.

Cost

Please NOTE: All samples are received by the lab on the same day of your appointment, usually around 6.30PM. If you have booked a 24-hour turnaround you should expect your results by 6.30PM the following day.

How does our COVID-19 PCR Test & Antibody Test for Travel service work?

Please give us a call to arrange a clinic appointment.

Appointments available in clinic with our clinical nursing team.

Nurse will ask you to fill out a consent form and relevant paperwork and explain the test

Throat swab taken under the support and direct supervision of our clinical nursing team.

Blood sample taken by our trained registered nurse in clinic if you require a COVID-19 IgM/IgG test for travel

We have our own courier service to ensure your samples arrive at our laboratory the same day of your appointment. This ensures there are no delays with your results being processed.

Partnership with a laboratory that follows ISO 15189 standards

Results provided next day after taking your test before 6.30PM

We issue Fit-to-Fly certificates for travel at no additional cost.

PCR Test approved by Public Health England with 99.9% accuracy .

CQC Regulated Nursing Service

Trusted by patients. Thousands of happy customers that have used our service.

To arrange a COVID-19 PCR test for travel or a COVID-19 antibody test please call 0203 974 6950

Our Travel Clinics

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What do our patients say?

FAQ

frequently asked questions

Yes, we will provide certificate/pathology report for travel at no additional cost. This include the type of test (PCR) date and time the sample was received and processed by our UKAS registered laboratory.

The certificate is also stamped and signed by the pathologist who has processed your results.

A PCR test looks for the presence of genetic material from the COVID-19 virus within a swab or saliva sample. These tests are commonly referred to as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. Antigen tests look for parts of the virus. 

Unfortunately, we are not performing tests for those who have symptoms of COVID-19. 

We’ve conducted thousands of tests for customers travelling abroad and none of them have ever come back inconclusive. 

Unfortunately, we only offer appointments Monday – Friday. However, this may be changing in the near future.

Yes, these tests are approved by PHE and are 99.9% accurate. PHE approval and review on the tests we use can be found on the governments website.

We sort out all of the logistics. Our nurses either drop your samples off to the lab or they meet with our in-house delivery team at the end of each day.

The samples usually arrive at the lab by 6.30PM on the same day as your home visit. This ensures that there is no delay in your sample being processed and you receiving your results.

Please note the clock starts ticking once your samples arrive back at the lab so if you have booked a 24 hour service you should expect your results to be sent to you via email before 6.30PM the next day. 

Many countries and airlines are requiring all those travelling to show evidence of a PCR test from a registered laboratory. We provide certificates for travel with 24 – 72 hours depending on your requirements. 

We have clinics in:

  • Chiswick, London
  • Orpington, Kent
  • Dartford, Kent
  • Sandwich, Kent, 
  • Cobham, Surrey
  • Wolverhampton

For full addresses on our clinics please click here

COVID-19 PCR Test – Results before 6.30PM next day. Fit-to-Fly certificate included. £170

COVID-19 IgM/IgG Antibody Test – Results before 6.30PM next day. Fit-to-Fly certificate included. £119

Please call 0203 974 6950 to arrange your appointment and make payment. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form below and we will give you a call,

We will need to ask questions around your current symptoms to ensure that you have no COVID-19 symptoms before you are tested.

All samples are received by the lab on the same day of your appointment, usually around 6.30PM. If you have booked a 24-hour turnaround you should expect your results by 6.30PM the following day.

These tests are 99.9% accurate and are approved by Public Health England.

PHE approval and review on the tests we use can be found on the governments website.

PCR tests involves analysing a sample collected from deep inside the nose or the back of the throat by a swab or the sample might be saliva or other fluid. 

Antibody tests looks for the presence of antibodies (produced by people with the virus to counteract the virus) against COVID-19 virus. 

Further advice on PCR & Antibody testing can be found on the government website here

Yes you can, however, please note we do charge an administration fee of £25.00 for each test if you choose to cancel your appointment.

Please note: If you choose to cancel within 24 hours then your test is non-refundable. 

Who are we?

Wren Healthcare are a CQC registered nurse-led healthcare provider, founded by clinical nurse specialists. We work with the NHS, private healthcare & commercial organisations by supporting them with our community nursing services.

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, we are providing a community COVID-19 testing service for those requiring a PCR or antibody test for travel and fit-t0-fly certificates.

contact us

To enquire about a COVID-19 PCR test for travel, please fill out our form below:

You can also call 
0203 974 6950 
to book an appointment.

Our offices are open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm & Saturday 9am - 1pm

We are experiencing a very high number of COVID-19 PCR / Fit to Fly Test enquiries at the moment. To book an appointment, please call us on 0203 974 6950. We apologise for any delays, and will be with you as soon as we can!