Pre-Departure PCR Test – Results are typically available within 48 hours. Due to the requirements and nature of processing tests, which can include occasionally having to re-run tests, we strongly advise making a booking for the earliest possible day and time compared to requirements of your destination country or airline.

 

Rapid Pre-Departure PCR Test (available at Heathrow - Cardinal Point, Newell Road & Gatwick Drive Through) – Results are typically available within 3 hours. Due to the requirements and nature of processing tests, which can include occasionally having to re-run tests, we strongly advise making a booking for the earliest possible day and time compared to requirements of your destination country or airline.

 

Pre-Departure LAMP Test – Results typically available within 90 - 120 minutes of test being taken. Please allow adequate time ahead of your airline check-in closure time. 


Pre-Departure Antigen Test – Results typically available within 45 - 60 minutes of test being taken. Please allow adequate time ahead of your airline check-in closure time. 


Pre-Departure Antibody Test – Results are available within 45 - 60 minutes of test being taken. Please allow adequate time ahead of your airline check-in closure time. 


For pre-departure testing, the time stamped on your result certificate will be the time you took the test not the time you receive your results. So, for example, if you have a test at 3pm on Monday and get the results at 11am on Wednesday (within 48 hour time frame), the time on the results certificate will be for 3pm Monday. Please ensure you still meet the destination country requirements e.g. time/date on certificate needs to be within 72 hours of travel. 


Supervised Antigen Video Self-Test - Results are typically available within 30-60 minutes of us receiving the photos of your test result.

Unsupervised Antigen Self-Test - Results are typically available within 2 hours of us receiving the photos of your test result, providing you email your test photo between the hours of 8am and 8pm UK time.


For Arrivals (Green and Amber) -Results are typically available within 48 hours. This is from time the swab was taken, or for Self-Test from the time the sample is received at the lab. Due to the requirements and nature of processing tests, which can include occasionally having to re-run tests, we strongly advise making a booking as soon as possible for your tests 


Test to Release LAMP Test – Results available same day (before midnight) for test appointments up until midday. Appointments after midday will not receive their results until the following day.


Your passport number is included on the certificate.

  

  


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