How to test for Coronavirus using a Rapid Antigen Test or a RT-PCR Home Swab Test

The main symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) include:

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

When to order a Coronovirus Test

  • If you have symptoms, get a test as soon as possible and stay at home until you get your result. You need to get the test done in the first 5 days of having symptoms. To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms.
  • You have been in close contact with someone you feel may be positive for coronavirus.

We offer two types of tests:

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) RT-PCR Swab Home Test Kit – Test yourself for the presence of Coronavirus using our COVID-19 PCR with analysis by a DHSC approved lab – ideal for those requiring a Certificate of Analysis / Test Certificate / Fit to Fly certificate when travelling abroad or returning to work.

FlowFlex Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test (Single Test) – Approved by Public Health England & validated by the UK government. For Rapid Covid Testing, results in 15 minutes. Each kit contains everything required to carry out the tests, no additional equipment is needed.

Why get a Covid-19 RT-PCR Swab Home Test Kit?

  • You’re planning on going abroad, do not have symptoms and require a Fit to Fly Certificate
  • You’ve arrived in the UK from abroad, do not have symptoms – you need to self-isolate and a Test to Release Certificate specially when you’ve come from a country with a high coronavirus risk
  • Your employer or school has asked you to get a test but you do not have symptoms

Why get a FlowFlex Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test?

  • You are an employer and wish to test employees during or before work
  • You are a company or organisation and wish to test patients, customers or visitors
  • You require on the spot results for coronavirus
  • Your employer, school or organisation require to undertake regular Covid-19 testing on site
  • You are looking for a UK government and Public Health England approved Covid Rapid Antigen Test

Order a COVID-19 RT-PCR Swab Home Testing Kit – click here

Test to Release Covid-19 RT-PCR Swab Home Test KitYou will receive a swab testing kit and obtain a swab sample (using a long cotton bud) from the back of the throat and inside of the nose. The swab will be posted to a certified laboratory for analysis.
  • The Covid-19 swab home test kit checks whether you had an active case of Covid-19 when you took the sample
  • Analysis carried out by a Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) approved lab, it is very accurate and will be able to confirm whether anyone with symptoms is actively infected with the virus.
  • The PCR analysers used are very sensitive which means they can also detect individuals without symptoms.
  • The test result will allow you to make correct decisions about self-isolating to protect yourself and others.
  • The PCR analysers used are twice as sensitive as those routinely used in NHS testing. This means that it can detect individuals without symptoms (Asymptomatic Carriers) as well as those with symptoms.

Order a FlowFlex Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test (Single Test) – click here

Flowflex Covid Test

Ideal for rapid testing of Coronavirus in a work place, school or organisation. Each box contains 1 test for the rapid detection of coronavirus in 15 minutes.

  • The ACON Biotech Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test is UK Government Approved and FDA Approved click for full details
  • Only requires a 1-2cm nostril swab unlike the standard 9-10cm swab into the rear nasal canal used in other kits.
  • Offer rapid and accurate results within 15-30 minutes, giving you the reassurance of knowing whether you have the Coronavirus or not.
  • These test kits have the CE Mark of approval for home use, and are the test of choice used extensively at airports, global hotel chains and by NHS trusts in the UK.

Order your FlowFlex Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit Here

VIDEO –FlowFlex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test with Prefilled Extraction Buffer Tubes. Please always follow the written instructions provided with your kit:

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