We have a number of tests available both at test centres and for self test:
Lamp - This test uses nasal swabs which will take less than 2 minutes to obtain
PCR - This is a nose and throat swab test. It is important that customers undertaking this test do not smoke, eat or drink (anything other than water), chew gum, or brush your teeth to avoid test contamination for at least 30 minutes before the test.
Antigen - This test uses nasal swabs which will take less than 2 minutes to obtain
Antibody - This test uses a finger-prick blood test
Nasal swabbing is a simple swabbing procedure. A swab is gently inserted about 2.5 cms into the nostril and circulated 5 times and then repeated in the other nostril. This swab is then linked to your digital record after which it will be analysed for the presence of the virus.
For a demonstration of the testing process please see this short video: https://youtu.be/go2q4YYqd0s
Key words: Nose Swab / Throat Swab / Nasal Swab / How Performed