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PCR Travel Test Birmingham


VIVO Clinic Birmingham is now offering an in-clinic PCR Test for travel which tests for current infection of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).

The test results are recognised for travel and are thus highly advisable if you are planning on leaving the country, regardless of if you suspect you have the virus.

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In-Clinic PCR Travel Test at our Birmingham Clinic

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  • What is a PCR Test?

      A PCR Test is nasal swab and throat swab test which looks for RNA related to coronavirus.

  • Why do I need a PCR test for travel?

      While travel restrictions are continuously evolving, one consistency is that you cannot travel by public transportation if:

      • You have the virus
      • You have recently had the virus
      • You suspect you may have the virus
      • You have been in contact with a person who matches one of the above criteria

      Our test results are recognised for travel, so in addition to giving you peace of mind, you’ll also know if you have the virus and therefore are unable to travel.


      PCR Travel Test Birmingham Clinic

  • When should I book the test?

      Tests take 48 hours to process once they are received by our laboratory. The Birmingham clinic will send your sample to the lab on the day of your test via express next-day courier. Most operators require that tests are carried out within 72 hours of travel so we recommend that factor this in when choosing a date and time for your booking.

  • Will I get a fit-to-fly certificate?

      You will receive your test results from our CQC registered lab. You can use your results sheet or email to authenticate your results when required.

      The results will be supplied via email.

  • Can I buy tests, rather than coming to the Birmingham clinic for testing?

      Yes. You can buy the sample collection kits here. Some clients prefer to receive their test in-clinic as it is done under the supervision of our experts.

  • Is your laboratory regulated?

      Yes, we use the London Medical Laboratory which is registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission. Certificate number: CRT1-4708702735

  • How reliable is the test?

      The test has 100% sensitivity

  • Will the test tell me if I’ve recently had the virus?

      No. A PCR test looks for current infection.

  • Where is your clinic located?

      Our clinic is in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter:

      37 Vyse St


      B18 6JY

      United Kingdom

      While there are excellent links to public transport, we recommend travelling alone if you suspect that you have


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  • What should I do if I receive a positive result?

      If you receive a positive result, this means that you are currently infected with COVID-19, and you could pose a risk to others around you. Therefore, you should self-isolate immediately, and inform those you have been in contact with in the last 7 days in case this result affects them.

      If you would like further information on what you should do if you receive a positive result, you should visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or contact the NHS on 111.

  • Which countries can I travel to?

      The countries to which you can currently travel, and their respective regulations are continuously evolving. We recommend that you visit the Government webpage which is kept up to date with the latest information and developments.

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