Private COVID Testing
Private Covid tests by London Doctors Clinic. Working in partnership with our laboratory, we are able to offer private same day Covid testing options to patients nationwide. From private PCR Covid tests to rapid Covid testing, we have you covered. Select and book a Covid test below.
COVID-19 Test – Rapid Antigen Test (Lateral Flow)
Rapid antigen tests are the latest test to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. These simple tests give results in just 15-30 minutes are designed to be carried out by healthcare professionals. This Rapid Covid testing option is suitable for people who require regular testing and are no showing symptoms. Find out more.
COVID-19 Test – Swabs
We are offering a private PCR Covid test which detects the active presence of the virus i.e. shows that you currently have COVID-19. This private PCR Covid test is the test currently used by the NHS and approved by Public Health England and fully compliant with government guidelines. Book a Covid test from our choice above.
Private Coronavirus Tests for patients without symptoms
We offer a variety of PCR Swabs in clinic to suit your requirements and different time frames. A Private PCR covid test is only available to patients who are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19 e.g. if you need a PCR swab test for pre-travel screening. We can only do our private PCR Covid test (swab) in select clinics.
|Type of PCR swab||Turnaround time||Cost|
|Standard||Within 48 hours||£144|
|Express 24||24 hours||£169|
To book a Covid test, use the booking table at the top of the page.
If you require a doctor to provide a COVID-19 Fit to Fly Certificate to confirm the results of your private PCR Covid test, we can provide that for you for no additional cost. You can check the box on the home test order form or request this at the clinic when you have your swab.
Private Covid testing for patients with symptoms
If you are experiencing a temperature over 37.8 degrees, a new continuous cough or changes to sense of smell or you are self-isolating, please only book a home private PCR covid test.
You will be eligible to be tested via the NHS if you are currently symptomatic.
Home tests are sent to your address and swabs are analysed in a laboratory with results within 3 working days from receipt of the sample by the lab. To find out more click here.
Please do not come into our clinics if you are currently showing any COVID-19 symptoms.
Ordering your Private PCR Covid Test (Swab)
Our Coronavirus swab tests are suitable for you if you are displaying any of the symptoms of COVID-19, believe you have been in contact with someone else who may have COVID-19 or if you require a COVID-19 Fit to Fly Certificate.
Please note we cannot be held responsible for any delays to the delivery of your COVID home test kit as a result of Royal Mail turnaround times. We are also not responsible for any delays to your results caused by lab turnaround times. No refunds will be given in these instances.
Private Coronavirus Swab Test
Our private PCR Covid test prices start from £130 for a Home Test Kit and include the postage fee. This is your option for a private Covid test near me. If you have NO symptoms, you can also have your test in select clinics for £144. Please note we don’t swab children under the age of 10.
You can book a clinic appointment (buttons at top of page) or order your private home COVID test via the button below.
- Standard – Royal Mail Tracked 24 (included in the price) *Please note Royal Mail are currently experiencing some delays
- Courier & Collect – *London Zone 1 -4* only (+£45)
For hygiene and personal safety, opened/used tests are non-refundable.
Book A Covid Test (Antibody)
Our private coronavirus tests (antibody) are suitable for you if you think you have previously had coronavirus.
What is a Private Coronavirus Test – Antibody?
The COVID-19 antibody test looks for antibodies in your blood. This tests measures whether you have had the virus in the past. The tests we offer has 99% accurate sensitivity and specificity to SARS-CoV-2. The test will be done via a blood sample taken by a doctor and results will be sent to our partner laboratory.
Alternatively, you can order a Home Antibody Test where the sample is self-collected and then posted back to the lab.
How to get a Private Coronavirus Antibody Test
Our in-clinic antibody tests are £70.
Our home self-collection antibody tests cost £60 including postage.
Royal Mail Track 24 (Standard delivery)
UK Covid tests in England, Scotland and Wales are dispatched into Royal Mail Tracked 24 hour service the day after you place your order. This means, for example, if you order on a Monday your test will be dispatched on Tuesday and should be with you by Wednesday. If you order a test on Friday, or over the weekend, it will be dispatched on Monday and should be with you by Tuesday. The ‘Tracked 24’ service aims to deliver the next working day but this is not guaranteed.
Please also be aware that Royal Mail is only delivering on weekdays and not Saturdays at present and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee Royal Mail delivery timescales. Tests for NI are shipped 2 days after order. We are unable to ship to any other locations.
Courier & Collect Service
A courier option is also available Mondays to Fridays for next working day delivery. Our courier will deliver your test to your address. The courier will wait 20 minutes while you take your sample and then take it back to the lab for priority results. If you choose the Courier & Collect service and you live outside of London Zone 1-4, you will automatically be refunded the £45 fee and your test will be delivered by Royal Mail Tracked 24.
Option to upgrade at checkout to Courier & Collect at checkout. Please note there is limited daily availability.
Discounted testing for all key workers
We are offering discounts for all keyworkers on our Home PCR Covid Swab Test. If you are a key worker, find out more here.
If you are a corporate client interested in tests for your employees please contact our Corporate Team on 020 8712 3762.