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 tests for travel to rapid Covid testing, we have you covered. Select and book a Covid test below.
Please note as of March 18th 2022 fully vaccinated and unvaccinated arrivals do not have to take any Covid tests before or after they travel to England.
Private PCR Covid test (swab)
|Type of test||Turnaround time||Cost|
|Next Day Pre-Travel||Next working day by 8pm||£99|
|Superfast Pre-Travel||4-6 hours||£199|
|Pre-Travel PCR Home Test||Within 48 hours||£79|
To book a Covid test, use the booking drop-downs at the top of the page.
Your results will be accessible via our patient portal and will be sent to you via email and text message. You will be able to download the results to prove your covid test has been done and what the outcome was.
It is your responsibility to determine whether you require an additional Fit to Fly certificate and request and pay for any additional documentation required by your travel provider and/or destination. London Doctors Clinic accepts no responsibility for any disruption to travel as a result of incorrect documentation.
Please note, your name and details are included in the test report which is shared with you via your patient portal. To see the full report, you need to click the print icon in the top right corner and open the document as a PDF.
As a negative Covid result becomes a prerequisite for international travel to many countries, we understand the importance of getting your Covid test results returned to you in time. That’s why we only work with the most reliable and efficient laboratories so you get your Covid results back within the specified time, depending on whether you order a Next Day or Superfast test.
In the rare event that your Superfast pre-departure private PCR Covid test is delayed, we’ll refund you the difference between what you paid and the turnaround time you received
Ordering Private PCR Covid Test (home test) for pre-travel
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 for travel
Our private PCR Covid test prices start from £79 for a Home Test Kit and include the postage fee. This is your option for a private Covid test near me. 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 for UK departures via the button below.
- Standard – Royal Mail Tracked 24 (included in the price) *please note this is for pre-travel Covid tests only
- Courier & Collect – *London Zone 1 -4* only (+£45)
For hygiene and personal safety, an opened/used Covid test is non-refundable.
Book A Covid Test (Antibody)
Our private coronavirus tests (spike 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 are 99.98% Sensitive and 98.8% Specific in samples taken 14 days or later after a positive private PCR Covid test result. 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.
Please note that the below delivery information is only relevant for pre-departure Covid tests. For post-travel (Day 2 and Test to Release) Covid tests please follow return instructions supplied with tests. Post-travel Covid tests can be returned via our lab partner’s dropbox.
Royal Mail Track 24 (Standard delivery) (for pre-travel tests only)
Pre-travel 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.
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 (for pre-travel tests only)
A courier option is also available for pre-travel Covid tests 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.
If you are a corporate client interested in tests for your employees please contact our Corporate Team on 020 8712 3762.