Reading Oracle Covid 19 PCR Testing (Same Day and Next Day Covid 19 PCR Service)

The Regenerative Lab is delighted to announce a new Covid 19 PCR testing centre at The Oracle shopping centre, Reading.

Fit to Fly Covid 19 PCR certificates and, using gold-standard PCR Covid 19 tests.

Same day PCR test results now available at The Oracle shopping centre. We can offer same day results if your appointment is before 12 noon, and our dedicated couriers take the samples directly to our own laboratory for analysis. Next day Covid 19 PCR and other screening available.

Please book your appointment or call 0203 637 5566 to enquire. 


Our Covid 19 Reading tests:

Covid 19 PCR Test Same Day Result

  • Results same day if appointment by 12 noon
  • Nose and throat swab performed in clinic
  • Digital ‘Fit to Fly’ letter included

Price £195

Covid 19 PCR Test Next Day

  • Results provided within 24-48 hours (appointment any time)
  • Nose and throat swab performed in clinic
  • Digital ‘Fit to Fly’ letter included

Price £130

Covid 19 Antigen Rapid Test

  • Current infection status
  • Accepted for some international travel, please check your countries requirements 
  • Results in 15 minutes 

Price £65

Covid 19 Antibody Rapid Test

  • Previous infection status
  • Finger prick blood test in clinic
  • Results in 15 minutes 

Price £50

How do I find your Reading Covid-19 PCR Clinic?

Our Reading Regen Wellbeing Centre is located at The Oracle shopping centre. The Oracle is centrally located for easy access from the centre of Reading whether you’re travelling by foot, car or train.

By car, our wellbeing centre is two minutes from the centre of Reading, and it is located off the A329. There are two car parks near: The Riverside Car Park (1611 spaces) and Holy Brook Car Park (595 spaces). Parking charges apply at both car parks.

By foot, our wellbeing centre is a seven-to-eleven-minute walk from the centre of Reading. There are several bus services that stop at The Oracle, and by taxi, it’s a three-to-five-minute journey.

The nearest mainline train station to the centre is Reading Train Station.

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Address: The Oracle Riverside Rd, Reading RG1 2AG. Lower mall level, next to Levis store.

How can I get a same day Reading Covid-19 PCR test and results?

We control the whole client pathway from swab to result meaning we can provide same day test results. We have two in-house PCR analysis machines with a team of technicians working around the clock. One machine is dedicated to same day results, providing the test is completed/delivered before 12 noon, which means we can guarantee a same day result for our Reading clients.

Why should I use the Covid-19 PCR Testing clinic, Reading?

Our Covid-19 PCR testing operation was set up during the early days of the response to the pandemic, and we have honed our testing protocols through the various stages of lockdowns, tiers and travel restrictions.

We have issued over 10,000 Covid-19 test certificates and have a proven, high-quality testing service. We can now offer this service through our Reading site, in the most convenient City Centre location, in The Oracle shopping centre. No need for an extra visit to the airport, or to an out of the way specialist clinic – just book online and walk-in for your test.

And if you need a same-day Covid-19 PCR test, you can take the test up until 12 noon and still receive the results the same day.

When should I consider a same day Reading Covid-19 PCR test and result?

A same day Covid-19 test result offers much needed reassurance, or quickly confirms a suspected case. Covid-19 testing for the purposes of fit to travel or return to work are not currently available on the NHS. Additionally, if you are eligible for a test on the NHS you could be waiting up to 5 days for your result. 

Why is it difficult to get a same day result Covid-19 PCR test in Reading?

Covid-19 PCR swabs need to be analysed in a specialised laboratory, and there are very few of these labs in Reading. Current testing clinics will require group transportation of swabs samples (usually once a day) to a chosen laboratory that has a slot free. Our laboratory is an in-house facility and dedicated to our clients and their results. The samples are transported by our medical couriers, safely and straight to the laboratory ensuring we know where your swab is at all times and allowing a fast turnaround of results.

What is the Covid 19 PCR test travel certificate? And do you provide them in Reading?

If you are hoping to travel abroad, you should check the latest government guidelines for updates on the country you are visiting. Many destinations require proof of a recent Covid-19 test in the form of a travel certificate. If you are unable to provide this it means you may not be permitted to enter the country.

The type of test required for travel is a Covid-19 PCR test, which will detect if you are currently infected with the virus. The test is internationally recognised as the gold standard of Covid-19 screening and therefore a negative result is necessary for entry into another country.

Your certificate containing your Covid 19 PCR test result is signed by our Medical Director, and emailed to you. It is approved for travel (“known as “Fit to Fly”). It can then be printed out or used digitally via your smartphone. If you require this document as a hard copy you will be responsible for printing this.

When can I not get a Reading Covid-19 PCR test?

If any of the below statements are true you will not be permitted to visit our Reading clinic. 

  • You have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
  • You have travelled outside the UK in the last 14 days.
  • You have experienced any symptoms of Covid-19 in last 14 days. 
  • You have knowingly had contact with someone with Covid-19 within the last 14 days.

  • You or a member of your household have been shielding for 12 weeks as per PHE guidance.

  • You have had a hospital admission (over 24 hours) within the last 4 weeks.

  • You are a healthcare worker and/or have you had contact with a healthcare setting in the last 4 weeks.

  • You live in a nursing or residential home.

Why do I need a private Covid-19 PCR test to get a Fit to Fly certificate?

Private Covid-19 PCR testing is required for travel by the Government, who have said that NHS testing services are not suitable for this purpose. We provide private Covid 19 testing in London, Manchester, Southampton, Reading, Birmingham and Leicester to meet the needs of travellers and other people who need a private Covid-19 test, with a certificate provided for all PCR tests.

What is the difference between a private PCR COVID-19 test and a Lateral Flow Test?

A private Covid-19 PCR test provides the certificate of testing that airlines and most overseas countries require to travel and enter those countries. It is considered the gold standard of Covid-19 testing as it can reliably detect if you are currently infected with the virus. A lateral flow test, or antigen test, gives a good indication of coronavirus when the infection is at its peak, but is not quite as reliable as the PCR test.

The latest travel testing requirements means that some countries are now accepting Covid-19 Lateral Flow (rapid) tests for entry, please check your specific requirements before booking a test with us. 

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