PCR Travel Test Cardiff
We offer in-clinic PCR Travel tests at our Cardiff Clinic. These travel-recognised test results are delivered to you within 48 hours.
The test looks for current COVID-19 infections using a nasal/throat swab sample.
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In-Clinic PCR Travel Test at our Cardiff Clinic
Use the calendar above to select a date and book your appointment.
Swab sample collected in-clinic
Guaranteed results within the chosen time frame or your money back
Public health England approved, and CE marked test
Call centre operating hours from 8:30am until 12 midnight, for your peace of mind
Results provided by us are accepted by ALL airlines
UCAS and CQC registered laboratories
Travel certificate included within our price – no hidden extras
Our Tests in Comparison to Government / NHS Tests
Tests booked through the Government website are not for recreational travel purposes and do not supply you with a fit-to-fly certificate. Unnecessary strain is being put on the government system by those attempting to book tests for travel.
Our in-clinic tests are for travel purposes only. If you have COVID-19 symptoms you should book a test via the Government website or buy a test from our online shop.
What is a PCR Test?
PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. It’s a laboratory-based test designed to detect coronavirus related RNA.
Why do I need a PCR test for travel?
You cannot fly if you have COVID-19 or are displaying the symptoms of the virus. Furthermore, many popular travel destinations will not allow you to enter the country until you have produced negative results from a test taken within 72 hours of your flight.
Our PCR tests are taken in-clinic and we email you the travel recognised results within 48 hours.
When should I book the test?
Most permitted travel destinations, including Category B countries, require you to produce evidence of a negative result from a test that was conducted within 72 hours of your flight.
We email you your results within 48 hours so we recommend that you consider these requirements when booking a test.
Will I get a fit-to-fly certificate?
In the interest of expedience, you will receive a results email which is recognised for travel.
Can I buy tests, rather than coming to the Cardiff clinic for testing?
Yes. Sample kits are available here however you may prefer an in-clinic appointment as the process will be expedited. You also benefit from taking the sample under the supervision of our trained clinical staff.
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?
Will the test tell me if I’ve recently had the virus?
Where is your clinic located?
The Cardiff clinic address is:
6 Cathedral Road
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.
Your sample collection will be supervised by our trained staff who will provide full guidance. You may also wish to familiarise yourself with the sample collection procedure prior to your appointment.