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COVID-19 PCR Laboratory Test (Swab) logo

COVID-19 PCR Laboratory Test (Swab)

This PCR nasal/throat swab test is designed to detect whether or not someone is currently carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

The test is validated as having 98.4% sensitivity and 98.9% specificity. The test assay is CE marked, and results are performed in an ISO15189 UK laboratory that is approved to share information with Public Health England (PHE) as part of the government’s NHS Test and Trace programme.

Who can purchase this test?

  • Registered healthcare professionals (e.g. doctors, clinicians, dentists, care workers)
  • Re-sellers (e.g. pharmacies)
  • Employers (for self-arranged administration by a registered healthcare professional)

You can purchase this test kit from us to provide a COVID-19 testing service for your patients or employees and is suitable for point of care testing in your clinic or the workplace by a registered healthcare professional, or self-administration by the patient/employee at home.

Patients: Click here to activate your test kit

Clinicians: Click here to refer a test to a patient

For technical support, please call +44 (0) 1270 623 179 or email technical@everythinggeneticltd.co.uk (Mon - Fri 9am - 4:30pm)

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The benefits of using our COVID PCR swab testing service include:

  • Results are performed in an ISO15189 UK laboratory
  • The laboratory is approved to share data with Public Health England as part of the government’s NHS Test and Trace programme
  • Fast turnaround of test results in just 48 hours* from receipt of sample
  • Results can be accessed with ease via a secure online platform
  • The test can be administered anywhere; at your clinic, in the workplace or at home
  • Suitable for sample self-collection or administration by a registered healthcare professional
  • Ideal for triage and screening tool of cancer patients
  • Identifies COVID-19 from early stages of infection, even in mild or asymptomatic cases
  • Assists in the control of vital transmission

Vital companion test for cancer patients

In addition, the PCR swab laboratory test 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.

*See Results section for latest results turnaround time. Please read carefully our Disclaimer.

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Samples are collected using a sterile nasal and throat swab by either a registered healthcare professional or patient self-collection. All test kits come with an easy-to-follow guide on how to perform the test and read the results. Samples should be taken from symptomatic patients between days 1-5 from onset of symptoms or can be used as a clinical management tool prior to any treatment taking place.

Once sample has been collected, it should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible using the special packaging provided and following the return instructions:

For individuals: Using the Royal Mail Tracked 24 service, post the envelope in a Royal Mail priority postbox*.

For clinicians: Return using the Royal Mail Tracked 24 service, posting the envelope in a Royal Mail priority postbox*, or via a courier service (self-arranged or via Everything Genetic).

* Visit www.royalmail.com/services-near-you/ to find the nearest Royal Mail priority postbox.

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Order Online (Clinicians)

Step 1 – Order

For existing customers, please sign in to your account and order using the ‘Refer Test’ page, following the instructions.

If you do not currently have an account with Everything Genetic, please email admin@everythinggeneticltd.co.uk to arrange.

Important:

  • Orders processed Monday – Friday (9.00am – 4.30pm)
  • Orders placed by 11am are dispatched same day by courier Monday – Friday.
  • Orders received after 11am on a Friday will be dispatched the Monday following.

Step 2 – Collection of Sample

Administer the test following the ‘how to use guide’ enclosed with the test kit.

Step 3 – Returns of Sample

For individuals: Using the Royal Mail Tracked 24 service, post the envelope in a Royal Mail priority postbox*.

For clinicians: Return using the Royal Mail Tracked 24 service, posting the envelope in a Royal Mail priority postbox*, or via a courier service (self-arranged or via Everything Genetic).

* Visit www.royalmail.com/services-near-you/ to find the nearest Royal Mail priority postbox.

Step 4 – Analysis and Reporting

The sample will be analysed, and a report will be generated usually within 48 hours* of receipt of your sample in the laboratory.

*See Results section for latest results turnaround time. Please read carefully our Disclaimer.

Step 5 – Results
Test results will be made available via your account on Everything Genetic’s portal, and alerts sent by email.

Customer Services

If your test kit has be supplied to you by a clinician, please contact them directly for test kit help and support.

Clinicians who have purchased the test kit directly from Everything Genetic, if you require technical support, please contact Tel: 01270 623 179 or Email technical@everythinggeneticltd.co.uk

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Results are provided within 48 hours* of receipt of sample in the laboratory. The test will show either a positive (you have COVID-19) or negative (you don’t have COVID-19) result for COVID-19.

*Result Service Update

Due to high demand for our testing service, our results turnaround time are currently as follows:

  • Samples arriving by Royal Mail after 11am on a Friday or Saturday, results will be subject to a 2–3 day turnaround time.
  • Samples arriving by Royal Mail after 11am on a Sunday will not be processed until Monday and therefore results may be subject to a 2–3 day turnaround.

Please read carefully our disclaimer.

A positive result means you had coronavirus when the test was done. If your test is positive, you must self-isolate immediately.

  • If you had a test because you had symptoms, keep self-isolating for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started.
  • If you had a test but have not had symptoms, self-isolate for 10 days from when you had the test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must self-isolate for 14 days from when you start self-isolating.

You may want to tell people you’ve been in close contact within the past 48 hours that you have coronavirus. They do not need to self-isolate unless they’re contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service. But they should take extra care to follow social distancing advice, including washing their hands often.

If they get any coronavirus symptoms, they must self-isolate and get a coronavirus test as soon as possible.

Note that negative results do not preclude SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions. Negative results must be combined with clinical observations, patient history and epidemiological information such as history of exposure to the virus (US FDA guidance).

This guidance is correct at time of publishing and is subject to frequent updates by the UK government. For the latest government guidance on what to do when you get a COVID test result, please visit the NHS website.

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Please read carefully our Disclaimer. This is our standard client agreement upon which we intend to rely. For your own benefit and protection you should read these terms carefully before purchasing this test kit. If you do not understand any point please ask for further information.

  • Everything Genetic Ltd cannot and will not give advice to an individual/healthcare professional/re-seller about the appropriate time for a patient/customer to have a test. This is because the official advice about testing changes frequently. A healthcare professional should be contacted to discuss when to have a test.
  • Everything Genetic Ltd cannot and will not give assurances or guarantees that any test result will be returned by a specific time. This is because laboratories across the UK are experiencing unprecedented levels of demand for testing at this time. It is also possible that a test will need to be repeated if an inconclusive or invalid result is obtained.
  • Everything Genetic Ltd does not supply its test kits for the purposes of Fit to Fly certification.
  • Everything Genetic Ltd cannot and will not take responsibility or be liable for any delays, disruption, travel interruption, cancellation, inconvenience or loss that results from a test reporting outside your required timescale.
  • Everything Genetic Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for information entered incorrectly at time of creating an account and is unable amend details after an account is set up.
  • Everything Genetic Ltd reserves the right to update its delivery and results turnaround times without notice

This test is provided by:

Everything Genetic