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PCR Test Liverpool

VIVO Clinic provides same-day results for PCR tests in Liverpool. It is the perfect solution for residents of the region who are about to embark on a holiday.

With much having changed since the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic over a year ago, PCR testing still remains the most reliable detection method.

With the crisis far from over, the world is slowly and cautiously trying to return to a semblance of the previous normalcy. This means the resumption of foreign travel. Since 17 May, the UK has started allowing its residents to travel internationally under the new ‘traffic light’ system.

Even with such a system, safety must come first. Not many countries in the world will let visitors in without them first showing evidence of no COVID-19 infection. This is where PCR testing comes in.

Nowadays, it is near impossible to visit a country without providing them with a negative result from a PCR test first. Furthermore, the UK government has banned the use of free NHS tests for the purpose of overseas travel.

The sole purpose of VIVO Clinic’s PCR tests is to provide ease and efficient service to travellers and holidaymakers. If you require results the very same day along with a fit-to-fly certificate, then our PCR tests in Liverpool is perfect for you.

Please note, at VIVO Clinic, we only do RT-PCR tests: PCR test that uses a reverse transcription process. Many countries will not accept results from just the standard PCR tests, but RT-PCR test results are received by all countries.

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What is a PCR test?

Polymerase chain reaction or PCR testing is the premier COVID-19 detection method used globally. The test involves looking for RNA of the virus in nose and throat samples from an individual.

How reliable are PCR tests?

PCR tests are considered the gold standard for COVID-19 detection by experts. While there are other testing methods, PCR tests provide the most consistently reliable results.

Why do I need a PCR test to travel?

With new COVID-19 variants emerging worldwide, governments are trying their best to curb their spread. Subjecting visitors to presenting negative PCR test results is one of the many preventive measures that countries have adopted.

When should I book the in-clinic PCR test?

Each country has their own rules regarding how long the test should be taken before departure. Please refer to our travel advice page to check your destination country’s Covid status.

Some countries will require results from tests taken no more than 72 hours before the flight, while other countries might have longer time windows.

We also strongly recommend that you know all the facts regarding entry requirements of the country you intend to visit beforehand. You can find the latest guidance on the government’s website.

Will you provide me with a fit-to-fly certificate?

Absolutely. We will provide you with a fit-to-fly certificate when we send you the results if your PCR test shows you are negative for COVID-19.

Is your laboratory regulated?

It is. Our laboratory is registered with Care Quality Commission. Our certificate number is CRT1-4708702735.

How is VIVO Clinic’s PCR test in Liverpool done?

The PCR tests for travel we provide are standard. You will be instructed by our clinical experts throughout the entire sample collection process.

You can refer to the video below for how the PCR test is done.

Can I find out about a previous infection with a PCR test?

No. PCR tests can detect current infections only. However, you can purchase VIVO Clinic’s at-home immune response test to see if you had a COVID-19 infection previously.

What if my PCR test result comes back positive for COVID-19?

You must enter a ten-day quarantine immediately and reschedule your travel plans for a later date.

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