Everything Genetic launches COVID-19 consumer testing services

Everything Genetic has now launched two ‘direct to consumer’ coronavirus (COVID-19) testing services giving individuals and families the ability to order tests online with a fast door-to-door tracked mail delivery service, rapid turnaround of results within 12-36 hours from receipt of sample in lab, access to a secure online custom-built portal and a results certificate that will confirm fitness to fly.

The two tests which are available to purchase online include:

  • At Home – a standard PCR COVID-19 test for £129 per test. Two options are available including a nasal/throat swab test or a saliva test. Find out more here.
  • Fit to Fly – a standard PCR COVID-19 test for £129 per test. This test has been specifically designed for people wanting to travel abroad once Government travel restrictions are lifted and require proof of a negative test in order to fly. This service only offers a nasal/throat swab test as many countries do not accept the saliva test. Find out more here.

 

Both the At Home and Fit to Fly testing service include a results certificate signed by Everything Genetics’ consultant virologist. Results will also be shared with Public Health England (PHE) as part of the Government’s Test and Trace programme.

The PCR nasal/throat swab and saliva test kits will tell a person if they currently have coronavirus, whether they have symptoms or not (asymptomatic).

The results certificate provided is suitable for Fit to Fly purposes. However, with any overseas travel, it is vital that individuals check the requirements for their destination country as Everything Genetic cannot be held liable if their test certificate is not accepted.

The price of both testing kits includes: The test kit, Royal Mail door-to-door tracked delivery service to home address, how to use guide included with customer services support, return postage paid packaging to the lab using a Royal Mail tracked delivery service, processing of sample in UK lab, results provided within 12-36 hours from receipt of sample at lab, and a results certificate.

James Price, chief executive of Everything Genetic Ltd, said: “We are very pleased to be able to launch these two brand new testing services direct to consumers at a time when testing for COVID-19 is becoming increasingly important as the country emerges from lockdown and travel restrictions begin to relax.

“We have developed an in-house logistics hub for the sole purpose of distributing these test kits nationwide and have done everything possible to ensure that our testing service is of the highest quality and will give people the reassurance they need so that they can regain some of the freedoms they enjoyed before the pandemic while continuing to keep people safe and preventing the further spread of COVID-19.”

We have supplied thousands of COVID-19 testing kits to healthcare providers and employers across the UK since May 2020. Everything Genetic became an Approved Government Supplier in December 2020, achieving UKAS accreditation as a testing laboratory and medical diagnostic service (No. 22271).

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