A negative PCR test means that you were not infected with covid-19 when you took the test. If you have no symptoms, you can continue as normal. However, if you have symptoms, follow the advice on the NHS covid-19 website.
If your covid-19 PCR test is positive our patient care representative will talk you through the next steps. You and your household will need to isolate.
For more information go to the NHS covid-19 website. Do not visit a health centre such as a hospital, GP surgery or pharmacy. Do not come to one of our clinics.
Our fitness to flyis a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) reverse transcriptase real-time PCR swab. We are not aware of any airlines which are requesting passengers have any other type of test.
For safety purposes, our tests are self-collection PCR swabs. You will not meet with a member of clinical staff. You will collect a self-test kit from our location, however if you find difficulties taking the test yourself, we can arrange with one of our Doctors, incurring a extra fee (check prices on our page) . The kit includes full instructions on how to take your test and where to return your sample.
To ensure the fastest possible turnaround, your results and fitness to fly assessment will be emailed to you. These are on a Yourhealthfirst Clinic or our partner Doctor headed document and include the signature and GMC number of our Doctor who will review your results.
Different airlines have different policies and they are changing frequently. Unfortunately,we do not know the specific requirements of each airline. Please contact your airline for details of their requirements.
Please bring your printed test form and photo identification with you when you collect your test kit. You ID needs to match the name on the form. Every member of your party needs to be present with their own ID to collect their test kit.
Yes. Simply book an appointment for when you would like to pick up your test kit. You are welcome to take the sample and drop it off at the lab several days later. Thelaboratory is open 24/7 which is useful if you wish to drop it off as soon as is permissible by your airline.
Your assessment will show the date and time at which the sample was taken. It will also show the date at which our Doctor reviewed your results and wrote your assessment to fly or work. We are unable to modify lab report dates. If you wish us not to prepare your report until a certain date, then please let us know after submitting in your sample. Should your results be positive we shall of course notify you right away as you would be required to self-isolate immediately.
You will be emailed a copy of your results to assessment, together with your lab results report.