Same Day Covid-19 PCR Test and Results

Same day results – providing appointment before 4pm.

London based Regenerative Lab, we can offer same day Covid-19 PCR test and results (providing samples with us by 4pm). If you’re trying to book same day test after 4pm, we may be able to accommodate please call to discuss.

Our testing centre is located at our central London clinic, 33 Thayer Street, W1U 2QT.

Please see below some common questions for our same day Covid-19 PCR test and results service. 

Price – £195

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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.

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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.

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 clinic and therefore you can call us and enquire for a home delivery ‘Covid-19 PCR Home Test’.

  • 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.

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.

Can I get a Covid-19 PCR test at home test kit with same day results?

We are currently unable to offer any home testing kits. 

Have you purchased a Covid-19 PCR test from a local pharmacy?

In our testing clinic we have a team of healthcare professionals to conduct the swab testing, however, we understand you may have collected a test kit from elsewhere. We have an in-house laboratory facility available and are happy to take your completed test for analysis. Having this in-house facility means we can turn around your result quickly and efficiently.

What is the difference between a Covid-19 PCR test and other Covid-19 Antigen tests?

In this very fast-moving climate, significant investment and products are coming onto the Covid-19 screening market. Our team of clinicians and researchers are working around the clock to deliver the latest and most reliable screening services. Much like clinical trials it takes time and resources to gather robust clinical evidence with all new screening tests being bench marked against the gold standard Covid-19 PCR.

See our other tests

Covid-19 PCR Test

  • Current infection status
  • Nose and throat swab performed in clinic
  • Fit to Fly certificate included
  • Results provided within 24-36 hours
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Price £130

Covid-19 Test to Release

  • Government scheme to shorten your self-isolation period
  • Only applicable for people returning to England
  • Results in within 48 hours
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Price £200

Covid-19 Antibody Test

  • Previous infection status
  • Finger prick blood test performed in clinic
  • Results in 20 minutes 
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Price £50

Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test

  • Current infection status
  • Nose and throat swab performed in clinic 
  • Results in 20 minutes 
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Price £65

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