Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR Saliva Test
The COVID-19 PCR saliva test can tell you if you currently have coronavirus (COVID-19).
The test assay and collection device are both CE marked, and samples are processed in our UK partner laboratory.
The laboratory is approved to share results data with Public Health England (PHE) as part of the Government’s NHS Test and Trace programme1.
Analytical Assay Performance2
- 100% sensitivity
- 100% specificity
- General At Home Testing
Test Kit Contents
- Sample tube/funnel
- SpeciSafeTM plastic case or biohazard plastic bag/absorbent sheet*
- How to use guide
- Return packaging
- Pre-paid return label*
You must be 18+ to order this test
*Test kit content may vary depending on service selected
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Why choose Everything Genetic for PCR saliva test kits and services?
We have a proven track record of providing PCR saliva test kits and services to patients through healthcare providers and employers.
Here are the benefits of choosing us for your PCR saliva testing service.
- Everything Genetic Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory and medical diagnostic service No. 22271.
- Our test assay is CE marked with high sensitivity and specificity.
- The test kit is suitable for administration by a registered healthcare professional or self-collection at home.
- It is suitable for all ages.
- All test kits include an easy-to-follow how to use guide and postage paid return packaging.
- We offer a fast, tracked delivery service from our in-house logistics hub.
- All samples are processed by clinical scientists in our UK partner laboratory.
- Our laboratory is approved to share results data with Public Health England (PHE) as part of the government's NHS Test and Trace programme1.
- We aim to deliver results within 12-36 hours of the sample being received at our laboratory3.
- Patients receive results notification by text, email and by accessing their secure online account.
- Certified positive, negative, or unclear test results certificates are signed by Everything Genetic's consultant virologist.
- Consultancy service available for healthcare providers and employers looking to purchase large quantities.
- Customer service support provided.
Vital companion test for cancer patients
In addition, the PCR saliva test is considered to be a vital companion test alongside diagnostic testing for the safe clinical management of immunosuppressed cancer patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the case of patients with cancer and other diseases, from the results, you and your patient will be able to make informed decisions about whether or not it is safe for you to continue with surgery, treatment such as chemotherapy, or medication at that time.
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3Test results are provided within 12-36 hours of the sample being received by our UK laboratory.
This test is provided by:
Frequently asked questions
- How does my clinic/business order test kits?
- If you want to purchase test kits from us for your patients/customers/employees, you will need to set up an account with us. Contact our sales team to discuss your requirements and to arrange an account set up on tel: +44 (0) 1270 623 179 or email: email@example.com
- How long does it take for the test results?
- Your patient/customer/employees will typically receive their results within 12-36 hours of
the sample being received by the laboratory. Please be aware that delivery and processing
may take longer at weekends and Bank Holidays.
Occasionally, samples are unfit for testing. To prevent this from happening, it is important that the person testing follows carefully the instructions enclosed with the test kit.
- Is Everything Genetic a government-approved provider?
- Yes. Everything Genetic Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory and medical diagnostic service No. 22271 – see List of Providers on gov.uk. Our UK laboratory is approved to share result data with Public Health England as part of the Government’s NHS Test and Trace programme. It is also government-approved to provide the International Arrivals Days 2 & 8 service for PCR swab testing.
- Is the PCR saliva test kit suitable for Fit to Fly testing?
- We understand that some overseas countries do not accept PCR saliva tests for Fit to Fly testing. Therefore, we only offer PCR swab for Fit to Fly testing (and Test to Release/International Arrivals Days 2 & 8). It is the individual's responsibility to ensure that the test type and certificate wording meets the specific requirements of their travel provider and country of destination. Please be aware that a negative test result certificate does not guarantee boarding a flight or access into any country.
- Does the test detect new variants?
- Our COVID-19 PCR test picks up all known variants including the newly identified Kent and
South African strains. The changes in the strain are found in the 'spike protein', which is
not an area targeted by our assay, meaning no impact on accuracy. We also utilise a
multiplex assay that targets more than one conserved region (both E and N proteins) giving
higher accuracy and sensitivity. Our laboratory performs regular checks of primers and
probes against the GISAID database.
Please be assured our assay is under constant review, if you have any questions feel free to contact us.