Reading Covid-19 PCR Test Appointment Booking Same Day Results
Same day Covid-19 RT-PCR tests are now available in Reading. Our Reading testing centre is located at The Oracle (L7), Reading, Riverside Rd, Reading RG1 2AG.
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How can I get a same day Covid-19 PCR test and results?
We are a testing centre in Central London offering same day Covid-19 PCR test results. We have an in-house laboratory testing facility that is CQC compliant.
We control the whole client pathway from swab to result preventing delays that can come with swab transportation from testing clinic to laboratory. 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 4pm, which means we can guarantee a same day result for our clients.
When should I consider a same day Covid-19 PCR test and result?
A same day Covid-19 test result offers the much need 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.
Unfortunately, the NHS are only managing to achieve 15% of tests with same day results. This compares to 99.8% of same day test results at our in-house laboratory facility.
Why is it difficult to get a same day result Covid-19 PCR test?
Covid-19 PCR swabs need to be analysed in a specialised laboratory. Other testing clinics require group transportation of swabs samples (usually once a day) to a chosen laboratory that has a slot free. However, at the Regenerative Lab we have an in-house laboratory facility and dedicated same day result PCR analysis machine. This provides the most proficient service for our clients as it is directly swab to lab ensuring we know where your swab is at all times and allowing a extremely fast turnaround of results.
Are you required to prove negative Covid-19 PCR test result for travel or return to work?
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.
Alternatively, if you are looking to return to work some employers may ask for a recent Covid-19 test. Testing in the workplace can help protect business continuity can provide confidence to employees.
The type of test required 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 some travel abroad and return to work.
When can I not get a same day Covid-19 PCR test result?
If any of the below statements are true you will not be permitted to visit our clinics.
You have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 10 days.
You have experienced any symptoms of Covid-19 in last 10 days.
You have knowingly had contact with someone with Covid-19 within the last 10 days.
You have travelled from a red list country in the last 10 days.
However, as part of our home test kit package, for those in London, we can provide a visit from a healthcare professional to conduct your swab at home and deliver it back to the laboratory. Again, if this swab is delivered back to the lab by 4pm then a same day result can be available.
What is the Covid-19 PCR test travel certificate? And do you provide them?
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.
Our PCR test includes a results certificate which counts as a fit to fly. It is signed by our medical director clearly stating the type of test conducted, the results reported and clear clinical comment.
Do you require a Covid-19 test for travel to Hong Kong?
If you are travelling from England to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific we can provide your Covid-19 PCR test and Fit to Fly certificate. However, due to different guidelines, if you are travelling from England to Hong Kong with any other airline, we are currently unable to provide you with a test and certificate.
Please read our booking terms and conditions before making an appointment.
Partial refund (50%) if you cancel on the same day of your test.
Full refund minus £10 admin fee will be issued if you cancel before the day of your test.
Please allow 5-10 business days for transfer.