Test for Coronavirus

An extremely fast and accurate test for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antibody Test
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Swab PCR Test
  • COVID-19 Rapid Test Near You
  • 99.6% Accuracy – Know if you have had COVID-19 in the past
  • Call Us on 020 7629 0253
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Fit to Fly Certificate 

Most countries now require a Covid Fit to Fly Certificate. If you are travelling abroad then both airlines and governments may request a PCR COVID-19 test to show you do not have the virus. 

The Coronavirus Antibody and PCR (Swab) Tests Explained

Antibody Tests

Tests are done in our clinic which produces much faster results than using a postal system. Our doctors and nurses will ensure that sufficient blood is taken to produce a valid result rapidly.

Our Coronavirus antibody tests are available as an Abbott laboratory test with a blood sample. All tests used have a CE mark and are permitted by the regulatory body the MHRA, approved by the UK government for use.

For the Abbott laboratory test, the specificity is 100% and sensitivity 99.7%, This is the most accurate test currently available in the UK.

PCR Swab Test (Throat Swab)

PCR tests are used to directly detect the presence of an antigen, rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present, the tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on.

PCR gives us a good indication of who is infected. They can be isolated and get in contact with people they’ve been in touch with so they can be quarantined too, just in case. That’s the true advantage of the current major diagnostic tests, you can break that transmission chain and get a clearer picture.

Our Coronavirus Test

Rapid COVID-19 blood antibody test  – Abbott laboratory test conducted at our clinic. 

Harley Medic International has been carrying out testing for diseases and viruses since 1980.  We are experts when it comes to these matter and can offer a fully inclusive definitive test to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

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COVID-19 Test
Can You Test For Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Yes, you can test for coronavirus.
At our clinic, we offer two primary testing options:
These are the PCR Swab Test and the Antibody Blood Test
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

What are the main symptoms of coronavirus?
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test.
What do COVID-19 tests involve?
For swab tests: You will be swabbed at the back of your throat by our Harley Street Doctor.

For antibody tests: Our Doctor will take a small blood sample which will be tested for COVID-19.

How long does a COVID-19 test take?
Once you arrive at our clinic the turn around time is approx. 15mins. From here you will be updated with your results within 24 – 48 Hours.
Why do I have to have the test at the clinic?
These tests are not regulated for home use. The instant testing has a higher than acceptable level of inaccuracy when conducted at home by a non-medical person. The reason for this is that the process requires drawing of blood from the finger, quick pipette drawing before clotting and then processing in a cassette with processing fluids. The outcome of the test also needs interpreting – there are sometimes faint responses which need interpreting by someone experienced looking at the test outcomes.

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Further Coronavirus Information

How long do COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms take to appear?

People with COVID- 19 generally develop signs and symptoms, including mild respiratory Symptoms and fever, on an average of 5 – 6 days after infection (mean incubation period 5-3 days, range 1-14 days). Most people Infected with COVID-19 virus have mild disease and recover.

How does COVID-19 (coronavirus) spread?

Like the common cold. Coronavirus infections usually occur through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can 21so catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

What are the main  COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms?

Signs and symptoms include respiratory symptoms and include fever, a cough and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, an infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and sometimes death.

How do I prevent the coronavirus infection/ protect myself from coronavirus?

Standard recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID- 19 include frequent cleaning of hands using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water; covering the nose and mouth with a covering. The use of disposable tissue when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone that has a fever and cough

The evidence suggests that face coverings can help us protect each other and reduce the spread of the disease if you are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms.

To protect yourself you should continue to follow social distancing measures and isolation guidance and wash your hands regularly.

Fast & Affordable COVID-19 Testing

Same Day Appointments are Available.

020 7629 0253

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“Amazing service. I got my results within 24hours. Really put my mind at ease knowing that I was safe and was not going to pass on the virus to my friends or family. Highly recommend HMI, they helped me greatly.”

Georgina Edwards

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