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The current list of Test to Release test providers. From gov.uk on 25 December 2020

In person


Name of provider Contact telephone number Area
Avante Health Ltd 0333 006 9610 Windsor
BioGrad Laboratories 0151 482 9695 Liverpool, Manchester, Shrewsbury
Collinson/Oxsed 0144 444 2510 LHR, STN, MAN, EMA, LCY and LTN
Concepto Clinic 020 3943 8371 London Wimpole Street & Canary Wharf, Watford, Luton
ExpressTest 0800 023 9323 Birmingham NEC, Burnley FC, EDI, LGW, LHR, Northampton Saints RFC, Reading FC, Eastleigh FC
Heathrow Medical Services LLP 020 8528 2633 LHR
Midland Health 0333 772 1999 Birmingham, Leicester
NPH Group MDNA Life Science Partnership 0191 214 4214 NCL
Private GP Clinic 01932 344 004 West Byfleet
The London General Practice 0207 935 1000 Harley Street
The London Clinic 020 3219 3254 Devonshire Place, London
The Walcote Practice 01962 828 715 Winchester
Wren Healthcare 020 3974 6950 Chiswick, LHR

By Mail

Name of provider Contact telephone number
20/30 Labs 01604 660 811 (option 4)
AA Latus Health 0844 351 0378
Agilis Health Ltd 01592 269 570
AssuredScreening.com 0800 135 7095
Better2Know 020 7099 0955
Chronomics 0208 016 2620
Citydoc Medical Limited 020 8038 0429
Halo Verify 0203 991 9743
Concepta Diagnostic
Concepto Clinic 020 3943 8371
DNA Workplace 0203 371 8814
Medical Diagnosis Ltd 020 8830 0503
Nationwide Pathology 01858 571 322
Oncologica 01223 869 447
Prenetics/iDNA 0208 004 2118
Qured 020 3966 6924
Randox Laboratories 028 9445 1021
Screen 4 01226 730 052
SYNLAB 0333 014 3760
The Scientists Laboratory Ltd
The London General Practice 0207 935 1000
Yourgene Health UK Ltd 0161 5329 4434

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Old Nov 24, 20, 2:07 am
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PCR test centres in the UK [merged thread]

need a pcr test for later in dec

any uk based members recommend a provider for a test ? i see boots offer them only at major stores none of which im near , tui offer a mail order one thats unclear on when the timings are , needs to be within 72hrs of arrival so do they put down the time they tested or the time they receive it?

id like to hear from anyone traveling uk- spain and what they plan to do

thank you
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Old Nov 24, 20, 3:28 am
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Negative PCR test arriving into Spain from 23 Nov 20.

I canít advise on the test. I arrived before they announced this.

But if itís helpful to all, as an added important note to this, the Spanish government announced that as of the 23rd Nov 2020, anyone(?) travelling into Spain from any of the restricted list of countries will need to provide proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival.

Mods: is it worth altering the thread title?
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Old Nov 24, 20, 5:22 am
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Following with interest. I'm also travelling to Spain in December.

The cheapest I've found so far with a 48hr rather than 72hr turnaround is Nomad travel using a discount code - comes to £166 (plus courier if you don't get tested in-store).
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Old Nov 24, 20, 6:26 am
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Walk-in test centre in Cornwall UK

Hello!

Is anyone aware of a walk-in clinic for a PCR test in Cornwall? I can go to Boots in Exeter or a couple of others in that city but itís a couple of hours away which is a bit of a pain.

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Old Nov 24, 20, 6:30 am
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tui mail order is cheaper than that with discount code , do need to drop it at a drop off center though
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Old Nov 24, 20, 8:59 am
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48 hour test from Medicspot.

My wife has just got her test done this afternoon through a company called medicspot. They charge £150 (maybe plus another £30 to have your passport number on the form) and you can pre-order the kit on their website for collection (and drop-off) at one of their "hub" chemists.

Online said kit was sold out in Glasgow, so she went to the Edinburgh one and collected kit from chemist, sat in car, did the swab and then filled out some forms and handed it back into the chemist just before the 2pm cut-off. Result is due by 11pm tomorrow, just in time for a 6am Ryanair flight!

If you go down this route, ideally take a laptop with you. First, take a note of the order number - it is a hash followed by four digits and is on the original order confirmation.

Then you go to their website and fill in a form. This is separate from the paperwork with the test swab. Hence suggesting you take a laptop with you! Or phone your spouse! When it asks for the order number you don't put in the hash!

On the online form you also fill in the time you took the swab, this is the time from which the 72 hours starts ticking. That's why wife sat in the car outside the chemist at 1:30 to do the test so as she'd meet the 2pm cut-off.

Hopefully, the result will arrive "as guaranteed" before 11pm tomorrow!

If you decide to use them, this code gives me a tenner: http://medicspot.refr.cc/martab
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Old Nov 24, 20, 12:57 pm
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I have used the Harley Street clinic in London for a flight to Germany (48hr deadline so quite tight).

Price £225 but test results after 23 hours via email w/ certificate.
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Old Nov 24, 20, 2:56 pm
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https://www.expresstest.co.uk/index.php

£99 @ Gatwick but I read itís £60 for travellers.... I usually get to the airport early but never 72 hours 😂
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Old Nov 25, 20, 4:42 am
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Please all be careful about how you take your tests. I recently went to Barbados and a passenger was refused to board the flight as the test was not actually performed at the test centre (i.e. she had done a self test and posted it to the medical centre).. So please read carefully the entry requirements prescribed by the Country you are visiting.
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Old Nov 28, 20, 2:03 am
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I used Midland Health in Birmingham. They also have an office in Leicester where their lab is. It's expensive at £295, but if done by 12.30pm you get the result by midnight or on Saturday 9-10am . I got my negative result at 6pm same day. Then I flew two days later to Germany going by road to Denmark. Test results not checked at either border...
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Old Dec 8, 20, 5:25 am
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good luck finding a spot at the Gatwick drive through before Xmas..fully booked when I tried yesterday for the whole of Dec, and you have to complete long forms for each of your party before they show availability - very poor website but very cheap.
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Old Dec 9, 20, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by carpmawj View Post
good luck finding a spot at the Gatwick drive through before Xmas..fully booked when I tried yesterday for the whole of Dec, and you have to complete long forms for each of your party before they show availability - very poor website but very cheap.
I had same problem with that this evening. A waste of a lot of time. The web site is chronically slow.
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Old Dec 11, 20, 5:15 am
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Boots are offering the PCR swab test at more of their stores. Appointments are bookable from 29 December onwards.
When I booked last week I had the choice of 2 local(ish) stores. Today I'm being offered 4.

Boots PCR testing
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Old Dec 11, 20, 9:04 am
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Gatwick ExpressTest have made some more tests available for Gatwick for this month. I managed to book some tests for my family on Thursday next week. If you need them, don't hang around.

The same company is now offering testing at Heathrow. Cost is £99 or £80 if you have a flight from Heathrow. The ExpressTest drive-through is located on the Northern Perimeter Road opposite the exit to Business Parking (Terminals 2 and 3).

Edit (12/12):Just to add to the fun, Heathrow test centre has disappeared from their web site today!

Last edited by DaveS; Dec 12, 20 at 12:22 am Reason: Adding Heathrow info.
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Old Dec 13, 20, 1:55 am
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Boots are offering the PCR swab test at more of their stores. Appointments are bookable from 29 December onwards.
When I booked last week I had the choice of 2 local(ish) stores. Today I'm being offered 4.

Boots PCR testing
I used Boots a couple of weeks ago, swab taken at 10:00 am Monday and the results were emailed to me at 09:30 the next day, which was exceptional service, though the clinician at the Boots store (Bromley) had said that they were reliably meeting "within 48 hours" for testing at that time. If you're fortunate to be within reasonable distance of a store that's offering testing, and with potentially more locations opening up they're a good choice if you don't live next to an airport 'drive-thru'.
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