This is a RTPCR test that detects the presence of COVID19 to tell you if you are currently infected with the virus.
The PCR test we offer it carried out on a swab that has been in your mouth and nose and detects the presence of COVID19 to tell you if you are currently infected with the virus. The antibody test is carried out on a sample of blood and detects the antibodies in your system that are created in response to exposure to the virus. The antibody test would tell you if you’ve previously been exposed to the virus.
No. We feel that at this stage there isn’t enough information about what having a positive antibody test would mean to you.
We find that people interchange what they mean by RT when discussing PCR. Some refer to Real Time PCR and others will be referring to Reverse Transcription in the case of the PCR test we provide it is both Real Time and Reverse Transcription (others would also refer to this as qPCR).
We use the same test and machinery as in use in the NHS Lighthouse laboratories.
The manufacture of the test states that it is 100% specific to SARS-CoV-2. The test detects down to 10 copies of RNA per reaction.
The testing kit contains.
Visit the submit samples page on our website Sample Returning Page. Complete all of the requested details including the unique barcode number from your pack and your contact details. Pack the sample up following the guide and post it back in your local post box (we suggest you check the collection time at your local post box in advance).
We aim to have all results returned within 24 hours of receipt of the sample into the laboratory. For time sensitive testing we recommend ordering the pack a few days in advance to allow for any delays with the courier.
In the pack you are sent there is a postal bag with a Royal Mail medical tracked postal mark. You can use the tracking number provided on this label to track your delivery using the Royal Mail website. Track Your Order
To avoid unnecessary contact we are only posting testing kits out as we don’t have the facilities to safely hand them to you. You are, however, welcome to bring your samples directly to the lab when you have taken the test. We have a drop box on the front of the building to the left of the glass porch – it is a white lock box with the Axiom logo on the front. If you place samples in that box before 09:00 Monday to Saturday we’ll return your results within 24 hours from starting our daily test run; any samples delivered after 09:00 would go on the next day’s run.
You will receive your result by email and text message if you provide the necessary contact details.
For time sensitive testing we recommend ordering the pack a few days in advance to allow for any delays with the courier.
We provide a Pre-paid Royal Mail Medical Tracked postal bag for you to return the samples. You can post the samples back in any Royal Mail post box including the Priority boxes. Royal Mail Priority Postboxes
We are using the Royal Mail service which we have found to be reliable to date, but we can’t guarantee the delivery times which are beyond our control.
You are welcome to use your own courier to deliver your test kits directly to the Laboratory. If you chose to do so please address them to Axiom Laboratory, The Manor House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4PB.
If you haven’t received your results within 24 hours of delivery at the lab please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the past few months our test has been used by passengers testing directly with us, or via travel clinics who use our service, to visit:
Provided the correct information is submitted the certificate will show, Patient Name, Passport/ID Number, Date of Birth, Sample Date, Sample Time, Request Date, Reported Date, Test Method (PCR), Result (Negative or Positive), and authorising Doctor’s Name.
When you complete the submit samples section of the website there is a field to add your passport or National ID number; this will then be included on your report.
You should self-isolate and follow the latest Government advice.
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