RT-PCR Test Cork

€95 (Results Next Day)

This test is suitable for people travelling into or out of Ireland for work, holidays, vacation time, or for compassionate reasons.

We offer the Gold Standard RT-PCR Test used by the HSE and approved by the Department Of Health for private patients.

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In-Clinic PCR Test at our Cork Clinic

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Swab sample collected in-clinic
Next Day Results When Tested Before 1pm
Public health England evaluated, and CE marked test
The Only Universally Accepted Test That Allows You To Fly
We Only Use HSE Accredited Irish Labs For Our PCR Test Results
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

      Unfortunately, Government / NHS PCR tests cannot be used for travel. Our test results are fully recognised by all airlines.

  • What is a PCR Test?

      Currently, the majority of COVID-19 tests are using PCR. They are the Gold Standard as they detect the genetic information of the virus in the RNA.
      This test gives you the best indicator if you are infected and enables you and your close contacts to isolate and reduce the impact of COVID-19 and contain the virus.

  • What Happens Next?

      A PCR test is done, with the help of an HCP, in one of our Clinics.

      A nasopharyngeal swab (nose and throat) is used to collect the sample.

      Samples are Couriered to our HSE accredited Lab by 1 pm Mon-Fri.

      Results of the PCR Test are emailed to you the following morning.

  • Why do I need a PCR test for travel?

      Many popular destinations now require that a private PCR test is undertaken prior to traveling. In these cases, evidence of a negative PCR test must be produced.


      PCR Travel Test Cork Clinic

  • When should I book the test?

      When you view our booking calendar you will be able to clearly see when you will receive your results email. Use this information to book your test within your destination’s required travel windows.

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

      Our travel recognised results sheet is sent promptly via email when we have processed your result. A negative result will enable you to fly.

      Fit to Fly Certificate

      The results will be supplied via email.

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

      Kits can be purchased from this shop. In-clinic tests are generally quicker and are done under professional supervision, so you may prefer this option if you are planning to use the test for travel purposes.

  • 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?

      VIVO Clinic
      No 71
      Ground Floor
      Penrose Wharf
      Penrose Quay
      Cork City
      T23 HD80

      Cork PCR Map

  • Nearest airport

      Airport Distance
      Cork Airport 10 miles
  • 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.

  • 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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