In the run-up to Christmas, we’re all thinking about how we will be spending time with loved ones and creating new memories. Despite easing of restrictions in the UK over the Christmas period, a COVID-19 test can help put your worries at ease. With rising infection rates, it’s important to take precautions and keep your nearest and dearest safe. Whether you need a test to travel abroad, for work, or before you get together with the family at Christmas, Harley Clinic provides the fastest COVID-19 test with results in just 15 minutes.
How Does the Coronavirus Test Work?
We offer a state-of-the-art COVID-19 antigen test that will provide results in 15 minutes whilst you wait at the clinic. The test takes a nasopharyngeal swab. This means that a swab is inserted into the patient’s nose to reach the nasopharynx (the upper part of the throat behind the nose). The swab is then gently rotated to absorb a sample from this area and then tested.
The test uses a lateral flow immunoassay device. It’s a simple diagnostic tool that can detect the presence or absence of specific antigens. In this case, it’s looking for COVID-19 antigens. Your sample is mixed with a buffer solution to test for COVID-19 antigens. It’s a quick yet accurate way of testing for coronavirus.
In addition to our clinic coronavirus test, we can also send the testing kit to your home for home testing. Again, this only takes 15 minutes to get your results. With 96.4% sensitivity and 99.2% specificity, you can rest assured that results are fast, reliable, and accurate. The home coronavirus testing kit comes with full instructions and buffers. During a Zoom call, a doctor will observe you do the test and then certify your result. We will talk you through exactly what you need to do to complete the test.
Our COVID-19 test is fully approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA ensures that any medical device or medicine is safe to use and meets all the necessary regulatory standards and quality. The test carries a CE marking and certification. This makes sure that manufacturers meet all health, safety and legal requirements in the EU and UK.
How Long Does the COVID-19 Test Take?
The COVID-19 test itself is quick, and you can find out your results in 15 minutes. We offer both clinic testing and home test delivery, depending on your preference. It’s the fastest test available on the market. With Christmas just around the corner, we know how important it is to keep your loved ones safe. As towns and cities across the UK plunge into tier 3 restrictions, the rate of rising infections is a concern for many.
If you prefer not to visit the clinic or are unable to come for any reason, we offer home coronavirus testing via Zoom. The kits are sent out for next day delivery when you order by 12 PM. We also provide same-day home kit testing delivery for an additional courier charge.
Does the test detect the new variant of Coronavirus?
Yes it does. The test detects the nucleocapid protein from SARS-CoV2. The mutations of the new variant are on the Spike protein. So the test will detect it still.
How Should I Book a Test?
If you wish to discuss our COVID-19 test further, please contact us for more information. The Harley Clinic team will talk you through everything you need to know to book your test safely. We can arrange a clinic test or post your home testing kit for your Zoom appointment with a doctor and get your results in just 15 minutes.