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Private COVID-19 Coronavirus Testing UK

Private Covid tests by London Doctors Clinic. Working in partnership with our laboratory, we are able to offer private Coronavirus testing to patients nationwide.

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Private COVID Test – PCR Swab Price
PCR Swab Test (Home test) £189 inc. postage
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NEW: Rapid Antigen Test (Birmingham) £125 inc. appointment
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NEW: Rapid Antigen Test (Chelsea) £125 inc. appointment
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NEW: Rapid Antigen Test (Chislehurst) £125 inc. appointment
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NEW: Rapid Antigen Test (Covent Garden) £125 inc. appointment
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NEW: Rapid Antigen Test (Shoreditch) £125 inc. appointment
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PCR Swab Test (Birmingham) £214 inc. appointment
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PCR Swab Test (Chelsea) £214 inc. appointment
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PCR Swab Test (Chislehurst) £214 inc. appointment
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PCR Swab Test (Covent Garden) £214 inc. appointment
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PCR Swab Test (Shoreditch) £214 inc. appointment
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Express 24 PCR Swab Test (Chelsea) £325 inc. appointment
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Express 24 PCR Swab Test (Covent Garden) £325 inc. appointment
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Express 24 PCR Swab Test (Shoreditch) £325 inc. appointment
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NEW: SAME DAY PCR Swab Test (Covent Garden)
Not suitable for China, Hong Kong or Macau
£450 inc. appointment
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Private COVID – Antibody Tests Price
Home Antibody Test
Over 18s only
£74 plus postage fee
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Antibody Clinic Test at Oxford Street £99 inc. appointment
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Antibody Clinic Test at King’s Cross £99 inc. appointment
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Antibody Clinic Test at Chislehurst £99 inc. appointment
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Antibody Clinic Test (All clinics) From £139 inc. appointment*
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COVID Health MOT at Oxford Street £199 inc. health screen & antibody test
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Weekday/Weekend consultation prices apply. 

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. They are suitable for people who require regular testing and are no showing symptoms. Find out more. 

COVID-19 Test – Swabs 

We are offering a PCR swab test which detects the active presence of the virus i.e. shows that you currently have COVID-19. These are the tests currently used by the NHS and approved by Public Health England and are fully compliant with government guidelines.

Tests for patients without symptoms

We offer a variety of PCR Swabs in clinic to suit your requirements and different time frames. Tests are 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 PCR swabs in select clinics only.

 

Type of PCR swab Turnaround time Cost
Standard  2 – 3 days £214
Express  24 hours £325 
Same Day  4 – 6 hours  £450

To book, 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 PCR swab 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.

Tests 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 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 Coronavirus Test (PCR 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 PCR swab tests start from £189 for a Home Test Kit and include the postage fee. If you have NO symptoms, you can also have your test in select clinics for £214. 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.

Delivery options:

  • 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.

 

Booking your Private Coronavirus Test (Antibody)

Our Coronavirus antibody tests 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 or Healthcare Assistant 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 start are £99 in our Central London Healthcare Assistant-led clinics. Prices to book your antibody test with a GP at any clinic start from £139. 

Our home self-collection antibody tests cost £74 plus postage. 

 

 

Delivery of home test kits

Royal Mail Track 24 (Standard delivery)

UK private 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 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.

 

Prices may vary in line with supply and demand. Result turnaround times may vary due to demand
 
Medically reviewed by: Dr Daniel Fenton, GP and Clinical Director at London Doctors Clinic
Reviewed: November 2020
Next review date: November 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a London private COVID test in your clinics?

We currently only provide swab tests in select clinics only.

We also offer Express 24 PCR swabs in Chelsea, Covent Garden and Shoreditch with a guaranteed 24-hour turnaround time. Same Day PCR swabs can only be done at Covent Garden.

These clinic tests are only for patients who are not displaying symptoms. If you have symptoms, you should order our home test only.

If you have symptoms or are quarantining post-travel, it is important for everyone’s safety that you stay at home. You can get a test via the NHS if you have symptoms. If you do not have symptoms but want a private COVID test London, you can order our test online to be delivered to your home.

Where can I get a private COVID test near me?

We are currently offering COVID-19 tests in select clinics for patients without symptoms. See relevant clinics further up the page,

If you are currently showing symptoms or self-isolating, please order a home test instead. 

When will I receive my private COVID Home Test kit?

Test kits usually arrive within 1-2 days after you have placed the order and are delivered by Royal Mail Tracked 24. In your home test, you will be provided with a return “Special Business Class” envelope. We are aware that Royal Mail deliveries and returns may be taking longer than normal so if results are wanted quicker we would advise, where it is safe to do so, returning your sample by guaranteed next day delivery.

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.

Can I take the COVID-19 antibody test in one of your clinics?

Yes, antibody testing can be done in any of our clinics. You will need to book a 15-minute GP appointment (£65) and request the antibody test (£74) in the notes section. You can also have an antibody test done in clinic for £99 with our Healthcare Assistants and Nurses at Oxford Street or King’s Cross. 

 

What do the home tests involve?

You will receive a kit with everything you need and step by step instructions.  You will use the swabs provided to take nasal and throat swabs by scraping inside the nose and at the back of the throat.  The swabs should be sealed in the containers provided and posted back to the laboratory for testing.

How do I get my results?

You will receive an email with your results once they are available and advice from one of our doctors if your test is positive.

Can I get a PCR Swab test for travelling abroad?

Our COVID swab tests are suitable for travel purposes but note it is your responsibility to ensure you have your results in time.

You will receive a results letter detailing the date of your sample and date of issue of your result.

NB: Same Day swabs may not be suitable for travel to China. Please check the exact specifications of your airline our country of destination before booking a Same Day swab.

On some occasions, samples may require re-testing, please ensure you leave enough time between your flight and test time.

How quickly will I get results back?

Standard PCR test results from the laboratory will be available within 2-3 working days from receipt of the sample by the lab. 

Our Express 24 PCR swabs have a guaranteed 24-hour turnaround time. If there are delays to the Express or Same Day test results that go beyond the turnaround times, we will refund you the difference between the cost of the test you have paid and the next fastest test. 

Our Same Day PCR swab has guaranteed same-day results (4-6 hours).

In your home test, you will be provided with a return “Special Business Class” envelope. We are aware that Royal Mail returns may be taking longer than normal so if results are wanted quicker we would advise, where it is safe to do so, returning your sample by guaranteed next day delivery.

Please note that while we will do everything we can to get your test results as soon as possible, exact turnaround times cannot be guaranteed for Standard or Postal tests. We cannot be held responsible for turnaround times and no refunds will be available where tests are delayed due to lab processing.

 

What is the Courier & Collect option?

The Courier & Collect option is a rapid delivery and pick up service. Our courier will deliver your test to your address the next working day after you have completed the order. The courier will then wait 20 minutes whilst you take your sample and then take it back to the lab for priority results. 

We have limited daily availability. If this option is not available at the checkout it means we have reached our daily limit. 

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus are a large family of viruses with some strains associated with illnesses like the common cold, and others causing more severe disease such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). They have been around a long time. COVID-19 is a new strain of Coronavirus which appears to have been transmitted from animals to humans.

What are the main symptoms?

There are lots of different symptoms. The most commonly reported symptoms include a fever above 37.8 degrees along with a new continuous dry cough. Other possible symptoms of coronavirus including tiredness, loss of sense of smell and taste, headaches and other bodily aches and pains.  Less common symptoms may also include a runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhoea. 

Some people may be asymptomatic – i.e. have no symptoms at all – although could still pass on the virus to others they are in contact with. Symptoms may be similar to common coughs and colds and even hay fever. 

Where did the Virus originate?

The first reported cases were in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 which is why it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Wuhan virus’.  The virus has now spread to every continent and many countries across the globe.   

Is the coronavirus test refundable?

All opened or used coronavirus tests are non-refundable for hygiene and personal safety reasons. 

If your test in unopened and unused you may be eligible for a refund. Any returned tests need to obtain proof of postage or be tracked so we can process the refund. 

What happens if I test positive?

We will notify Public Health England if you are confirmed as testing positive. If you can manage your symptoms without complications, you should stay at home. If your condition worsens you should contact NHS 111 who will be able to provide more advice.

Can I stop social distancing if my test is negative?

No. You should continue to follow the latest government guidelines even if you test negative. A negative test does NOT mean you are immune (protected against the virus) and there is a possibility that you may contract it later down the line.  You may wish to consider further testing if you develop new symptoms or are concerned.

What can I do to protect myself from contracting Coronavirus?

The virus is thought to spread by infected people coughing or sneezing which spreads droplets.  The virus is spread when droplets from an infected person are transferred to the eyes, nose or mouth to another person, usually by touching our faces. The virus can sometimes also be spread when an infected person touches a surface and leaves traces of the virus behind which are then transferred to somebody else.  Social distancing and good hand hygiene will help to keep you safe.

Is coronavirus dangerous?

For most people symptoms are mild.

Some groups, who have been asked to shield or self-isolate for extended periods may particularly be at risk. This includes people undergoing certain cancer treatments including chemotherapy, people with underlying health conditions and pregnant women. Older patients (those aged over 70) are also thought to be more at risk.

Coronavirus can cause complications such as breathing difficulties or trigger pneumonia which can be more serious and, in some cases, fatal. Most people will make a full recovery over time.

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