RT-PCR Test Liverpool
VIVO Clinic Liverpool now offers in-clinic PCR Tests, which are essential for customers who wish to travel internationally.
A nasal and throat swab is taken to look for current COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
Same-day results appointments are available here
In-Clinic PCR Test at our Liverpool Clinic
Use the button above to select a date and book your appointment.
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 leave the country if you have the virus or are displaying symptoms. The same restrictions apply if you have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 or displays symptoms.
Additionally, many popular destinations such as Cyprus, require you to prove you to show a negative test result taken within 72 hours of your outbound flight.
The PCR travel test is therefore essential for many holiday-goers who are hoping to travel in the near future.
Our tests are recognised for travel and you will be emailed the results within 48 hours of your sample being received at the lab.
Which countries require a PCR test?
When should I book the test?
Category B travel restrictions require you to take the test within 72 hours of your flight. The Liverpool clinic will send your swab sample to our CQC registered laboratory via express courier. The lab will process your sample and email your results within 48 hours.
Will I get a fit-to-fly certificate?
The lab will provide you with test results via email. You can use this email to prove the date and outcome of your test.
Can I buy tests, rather than coming to the Liverpool clinic for testing?
Yes. Sample collection kits are available from our shop. The kits include a lab test however you are responsible for sending the kit to the lab using the pre-paid envelope provided.
In-clinic tests are generally more popular because the process is expedited and done under the supervision of our clinic 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 Liverpool address is:
88 Rodney St
Using public transport
VIVO Clinic Liverpool is only a 10-minute walk away from Liverpool Central. Once you exit via Lyceum Pl turn left to get on Bold St. Walk for 0.3 miles, then turn right to get on Berry St. Then, take the 3rd left to get on Knight St. Turn right to get on Rodney St, the clinic will be on your right after approximately 250 ft.
The nearest bus stops are Sankey Street, Seel Street and Colquitt Street. Each of the stops are five minutes’ walk or less from our clinic on Rodney Street.
If you are driving, there is roadside parking available throughout Rodney Street. You may also use the JustPark Car Park located Knight St, only a 2-minute walk away.
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.
Airport Distance Liverpool Airport 7 miles Manchester Airport 35 miles
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.