Covid 19 Testing

Everyone arriving into the UK, whether they are vaccinated or not, must do a day 2 test

As of 29 November 2021, this test must be a PCR test. You must self-isolate until you have received a negative result

You will need your booking reference for your passenger locator form, which can be filled in up to 48 hours before your flight

Therefore, you must book your day 2 test before you arrive at the airport to take your flight to the UK

PLEASE NOTE Anigen DAY 2 test will be valid from 9th January 2022

Day 2 – The Antigen Test

Note that this test is not suitable to use for fit to fly purposes

The Antigen Test (also known as the Lateral Flow Test) detects coronavirus proteins in the mouth and throat. It is used to determine whether a patient is currently infected with COVID-19. Our test has passed full assessment by Public Health England and the EU

You will need to enter your COVID-19 test booking reference number on your passenger locator form.

If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test.

After you arrive in England you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2. The day you arrive is day 0.

For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19

IMPORTANT:
*Please note: after you book online, we will email you a payment link, once full payment and personal information are received we will issue you with a Booking Reference number for the locator form.
Once a booking reference is generated, it cannot be cancelled and testing is non-refundable. We do not offer mail service all tests by appointment only 

Covid-19 PCR Testing ‘Fit to Fly’

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The COVID-19 RT – PCR Test will detect the presence of SARS – CoV-2 virus, which causes Coronavirus disease (Covid-19). This test can advise whether you are currently infected with the virus.

All the laboratories used by us are ISO accredited and, CQC and UKAS accredited.

** Fit to Fly travel certificate is included **

Frequently Asked Questions:

I need a Fit to Travel certificate, when should book the test?
Please book your test with ample of time to avoid any delays. Please check entry requirement with country of destination and airlines.

How will I receive my results?
You will get an email with your results and ‘Fit To Fly Certificate’.

IMPORTANT:
*The Fit To Fly certificate does not guarantee any outcome such as entry into any country. The risk of using the certificate lies solely with the traveller. Tests are non-refundable. * Cancellation policy 24hrs required.

Does the test check for past COVID-19 infection? No, the test can only detect if you were infected with SARS-CoV-2 at the time you’ve collected your sample. The test does not check if you have been infected with the virus previously.

COVID Bubble Test™ FAQs

How it works

Q. How does the COVID Bubble Test™ work?
A. Thanks to breakthrough in coronavirus testing, enabling the ‘pooling’ of a number of individual phlegm samples on the same cartridge, we can now test up to 4 people, on-the-spot, at the same time.

Q. Is the COVID Bubble Test™ a PCR test?
A. Yes, our COVID Bubble Test™ is an RT-PCR test.

Q. What does PCR mean?
A. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction;

Q. What does RT-PCR mean?
A. RT- PCR stands for Reverse Transcriptase – Polymerase Chain Reaction  it has an additional step called “reverse transcriptase”. In an RT step, an enzyme converts a virus’s – in this case, coronavirus – genetic material (RNA) into complementary DNA (cDNA) which then allows us to analyse and detect that cDNA using a PCR technique.

Q. How many people can be tested at the same time?
A. We can test from 1 to 4 people, who are in a ‘bubble’, at the same time on the same test cartridge, using our ‘pooling’ technique.

Q. Can I have the COVID Bubble Test™ if I have coronavirus symptoms?
A. No. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please do not book at test with us in store or buy a home test kit from us, stay at home, self isolate and contact the NHS. Thank you.

How we take a sample

Q. Why do we need a phlegm (sputum) sample?
A. Phlegm (sputum) comes from the lungs where there is likely to be more virus than a throat or nasal sample, therefore it is a more accurate way of testing for COVID-19. Sputum is usually thick and sticky, unlike saliva which is watery and thin.

Q. What should you do before your test appointment?
A. We advise that you do not eat for at least 2 hours before your appointment; you can drink fluids but only water. Keeping your mouth clear of food debris is important to give a good sample. Sample collection process:

Note: Once booking reference is generated, it cannot be cancelled and testing is non-refundable.

Covid-19 PCR ‘Test to Release’

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All the laboratories used by us are ISO accredited and, CQC and UKAS accredited.

On your locator form choose Calder Pharmacy & Medspa Clinic of Notting Hill, as a provider, please call us for the reference number 02070340156 or email   info@medspa.co.uk

** Test to Release certificate is included **

Frequently Asked Questions

Our clinic provides PCR coronavirus test and approved provider for the Government’s Test to Release scheme.

Passengers arriving in England from outside the UK can choose to pay for a private test and shorten their self-isolation from 14 days to 5 days.

Step 1. Book test with us

Step 2. Enter details of your test in the passenger locator form, choose provider Calder Pharmacy & Medspa Clinic of Notting Hill

Step 3. Enter booking reference number (the ref number will be emailed to you after payment).

Step 4. Arrive for your test. Appointment at 55-57 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JS.

You will need to book an individual test for each person opting into Test to Release, including children. You may leave your house to travel directly to our clinic for test.

Test result and certificate will be emailed to you.

IMPORTANT: * We are not liable for any delays caused by the courier delivering your sample back to the lab. Tests are non-refundable. * Cancellation policy 24hrs before your appointment.

Note: Once booking reference is generated, it cannot be cancelled and testing is non-refundable.

Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test

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Healgen Scientific Coronavirus Ag Rapid Test (Swab)

We only provide the Rapid Antigen Test on site by appointments only.

Healgen Data: Sensitivity 96.72%, Specificity >99%, Accuracy 98.74% 

High performance COVID AG rapid test SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of the nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swab specimens.

How does the test work and who is it for?
The tests can be offered to anybody who wants to know if they currently have COVID-19.
This will usually be people who are planning to see a friend or relative but want to check they can do so safely.
It might also be people who want to prove their COVID-19 status in order to return to work.
Similarly, employers may look to arrange with you regular testing for their employees.

‘Fit to travel certificate’ included only valid for some countries, please check before booking.
The test consists of taking a  nasal and or throat swab from the patient.

Covid-19 or Flu A+B Antigen Combination Rapid Lateral Flow Test Kit (nasopharyngeal swab/oropharyngeal swab), to help identify whether, patients have COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or Flu (A+B) – even if no obvious symptoms are present.
Results will be emailed in 3 hrs.

IMPORTANT: This certificate does not guarantee any outcome such as entry into any country. The risk of using this certificate lies solely with the traveller. Tests are non-refundable. * Cancellation policy 24hrs before your appointment.

Note: Once booking reference is generated, it cannot be cancelled and testing is non-refundable.

Covid-19 Rapid Antibody Test

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The COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test is a chromatographic lateral flow immunoassay for the qualitative detection of the anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG and IgM antibodies in human whole blood, serum or plasma samples.

The test is intended as an aid in the diagnosis of primary infection and the detection of antibodies in patients that have recovered from the infection.

How does the test work and who is it for?
The test kit detects antibodies so indicates if the patient has had COVID-19 rather than test for an active COVID-19 infection. The test is a finger prick blood sample.

How long does it take to get the COVID-19 antibody test result?
It will take about 30 minutes to get our COVID-19 antibody test result.

Has it been assessed and approved?
The COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Test is from Fortress Diagnostics. This test is CE certified. The test kit demonstrated a specificity of over 98%, which the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recommends as the minimum level for use in clinics.

This test is to find out if you have been infected with the coronavirus in the past. Whole blood, serum or plasma can be used for testing.

COVID-19 IgM/IgG/Neutralising Antibody Post Vaccine Rapid Test

The test intended to help assess the body’s immunity to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine at the time of testing.
It’s quick and accurate. The test uses a whole blood, serum, or plasma sample to detect the presence of neutralising antibodies, and a positive or negative result is visible within 15 minutes of testing, with an accuracy rate of up to 94%.
Your Results will be emailed in 3hrs

IMPORTANT: Tests are non-refundable. * Cancellation policy 24hrs before your appointment

Note: Once booking reference is generated, it cannot be cancelled and testing is non-refundable.