COVID-19 Coronavirus testing-Fully Approved

We can offer two types of COVID 19 swab tests- please let us know which suits you and we can book you in:

1. Same day Rapid 15 minute Covid (Lateral Flow) swab test-this is a throat and nose swab test for antigen. The cost of this test is £150. This is suitable for those who need to rule out current Covid infection or need this test to work or perform in the UK. This test correlates very well with the PCR test (see below) 

(We cannot see patients with current symptoms or symptoms within the past 10 days nor those who have had recent direct contact with a positive Covid patient.)


2. PCR test for those travelling abroad – The turnaround time for results of the Covid PCR swab test is up to 2 days.
Most airlines and immigration services prefer PCR tests although the rapid test (above) is becoming more acceptable by several countries and carriers.
The cost of the PCR test is £180

If you are in a hurry to travel you may choose the 15 minute test but be aware that this is not a PCR test

Certificates and fit to fly letters can be issued by our doctors after either test if required. 




Refunds are given for cancelled tests- we will charge a £50 cancellation fee – however we cannot accept responsibility for travel disruption caused by delays at the independent laboratory.




Our coronavirus antibody tests are available as an Abbott laboratory test with a result in 24 hours.

For the Abbott laboratory test the specificity is 100% and sensitivity 97.7%.  This is the most accurate test currently available in the UK and it has been approved for use by the NHS.  The cost of the blood test including full consultation and certificate is £190.

We can also do instant IgG and IgM Surescreen antibody tests using Lateral Flow technology.

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An independent review of our clinic testing programme was published in the Daily Mail see link




About Dr Gerlis

Dr Laurence Gerlis qualified with double First Class Honours from Clare College Cambridge where he was a scholar and William Butler prize winner - he was a Price scholar at the Royal London Hospital. He was responsible for the first-ever worldwide approval of human insulin for use in patients. Dr Gerlis is a Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and holds the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (DPM).

Dr Gerlis

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