RT-PCR Test Cardiff


We offer in-clinic PCR tests at our Cardiff Clinic. These travel-recognised test results are delivered to you via email.

The test looks for current COVID-19 infections using a nasal/throat swab sample.

In-Clinic PCR Test at our Cardiff Clinic

Use the button 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 evaluated, and CE marked test
Results provided by us are accepted by ALL airlines
UKAS and CQC registered laboratories
On the Government’s list of test providers
Fit-to-fly Certificate included within our price – no hidden extras
Government Approved Test Provider 2021
  • 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?

      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 promptly.

      PCR Travel Test Cardiff Clinic

  • Which countries require a PCR test?


  • When should I book the test?

      Most permitted travel destinations require you to produce evidence of a negative result from a test that was conducted within 72 hours of your flight. This time window varies, so please check with your travel operator before booking a test.

      Based on whether you book same-day results or next-day results, when using our booking calendar you will be able to see the day your results will be sent out. We email your results sheet between 4 pm and midnight so you can decide the best time/date to book your 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.

      Fit to Fly Certificate

  • 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, the laboratory we use 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?

      The Cardiff clinic address is:

      VIVO Clinic
      Castle Court
      6 Cathedral Road
      CF11 9LJ

      Cardiff Map

  • 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.

  • Nearest airports


      Airport Distance
      Bristol Aiport 50 miles
      Birmingham International Airport 115 miles
  • 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.

  • Test Instructions

      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.

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