Please note this Day 2 & 8 test is for arrivals from Amber List countries

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Coronavirus PCR Swab Test - Day 2 & 8 International Arrivals From Amber List Countries

£189.00
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£30.00

Visit us in one of our test locations listed below. You will book your appointment during the checkout process

Epsom
London Medical Laboratory Epsom - KT17 2JE
Guildford
London Medical Laboratory Guildford - GU1 4EQ
London
London Medical Laboratory King's Cross - WC1H 9PU
London Medical Laboratory Leicester Square - WC2H 7AR
London Medical Laboratory Putney - SW15 6TQ
London Medical Laboratory Wembley - NW10 6HJ
Slough
London Medical Laboratory Slough - SL1 1EE

The testing you require when you arrive in the UK depends on where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive. Please see the latest government information for the Red, amber and green list rules for entering England and also the UK government's rules for travelling to the UK.

From 17 May, if you are returning from countries on the green list you will not need to isolate in quarantine on your return. However you will still need to take a PCR test on or before Day 2 after you have arrived in the UK. Please see our Green List Day 2 for International Arrivals page for further details.

This Covid-19 Day 2 & 8 Test Package for amber list travellers gives you the option to have a kit posted to your place of quarantine, or for quicker results, you can complete your day 2 and 8 tests at one of our clinics, all conveniently located across London and the UK. Please note you are allowed to leave your place of quarantine to travel to a testing centre for your Covid tests.

If you live within the M25, we can also arrange a certified phlebotomist to take your day 2 swab from your home or office. The courier will leave you with your day 8 kit to post back 6 days later. Or for convenience we can arrange a courier to drop off your test kit at your home.

Additionally, if you wish to shorten your quarantine you may opt into London Medical Laboratory’s 'Test To Release' scheme and submit an additional PCR sample on day 5. This can be purchased in-store or if you live within the M25, we can arrange a certified phlebotomist to visit your home or office. Please note that your day 8 test is still required even if you opt into the 'Test to Release' scheme.

The PCR swab test itself is 100% sensitive in detecting the presence of the RNA of coronavirus and will pick up the presence of COVID-19 in your nose and throat. Both tests (and appointment visits, if selected) are included in the price.

Prior to travel, please simply follow the steps below:

  1. You need to order and pay for this test before you are due to arrive in the UK. The day you arrive in the UK is your day 0 and you can conduct your day 2 test on or before day 2.
  2. During checkout you will have a choice of free shipping, home visit phlebotomy, courier delivery or an in-store booking. If you choose in-store testing, you will need to book your day 2 appointment on the system when you book.
  3. On the purchase confirmation page, follow the link to register your test with us and complete your registration. You will also receive a purchase confirmation email with the link to register your test.
  4. You will then be given a unique code to reference (e.g. LMLAB1234567) when you fill out your UK government passenger locator form before you arrive in the UK.
  5. It is vital you register your test before entering the UK as the information is required for UK border entry. Also if you do not register your test we are unable to process your test in the laboratory. 
  6. If you do not receive your confirmation email after this booking, please check your spam or junk email before contacting us.

For further details on the booking process please read the additional information below. Please remember to register your test before entering the UK to obtain your LMLAB code.

How do I select the free shipping postal test?

Selecting the free shipping option will result in a kit containing both the day 2 and 8 tests being posted to your place of quarantine. Please remember to register your test kit before entering the UK. 

  1. Select the free shipping option during check out.
  2. When you select the option the booking system will ask you on which day you wish your test kit to be posted to you. We recommend you select the day before you arrive in the UK so your kit arrives on day 0 or 1. Please note that we do not post kits on weekends or bank holidays and there is no postal delivery on a Sunday. If you wish for a Monday delivery we recommend selecting Friday as the postal day.
  3. Please carefully read the swab-kit instructions letter before taking your tests. You must accurately complete one test request form for each test (one for Day 2 test and one for Day 8 test) and post the test to us the day that you conduct the test.
  4. You will need to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of your quarantine period. The day of your arrival in England is day 0.
  5. Your day 2 test results will then be sent to you via email as soon as they are available (in 1 to 2 days after your test arrives at our lab)
  6. You need to take a second test on or after day 8 unless you got a positive result from your day 2 test.
  7. Your day 8 test results will then be sent to you via email as soon as they are available (in 1 to 2 days after your test arrives at our lab)
  8. On day 10 your quarantine is over unless you have used our 'Test To Release' scheme (which needs to be purchased separately) or have tested positive in either of your tests.

How do I book an appointment and which days must I select?

The day you arrive in the UK is regarded as your day 0. Please note that you can conduct your day 2 appointment on or before day 2 which means you can book your appointment on day 0, 1 or 2.

When you book the test at our site it will only give you the option to book your day 2 appointment. Your day 8 test time will be automatically booked 6 days later and confirmed when you visit our branch for the day 2 test. The day 8 test can be conducted on day 8 or shortly afterwards - i.e. on day 8, 9 or 10.

The price for both tests is included in the price you pay. Please remember to register your test kit before entering the UK.

  1. During checkout you will be provided with the option to book your day 2 appointment on the system.
  2. Visit our branch on day 2 to have your swab taken.
  3. During your appointment on day 2 you will be able to choose your time for your day 8 appointment.
  4. Your day 2 test results will then be sent to you via email as soon as they are available (in 1 to 2 days after your appointment)
  5. Visit our branch on day 8 to have your swab taken.
  6. Your day 8 test results will then be sent to you via email as soon as they are available (in 1 to 2 days after your appointment)
  7. On day 10 your quarantine is over unless you have used our 'Test To Release' scheme (which needs to be purchased separately) or have tested positive in either of your tests.

Can I leave my quarantine location to complete my Covid-19 tests?

Yes, you are allowed to leave your place of quarantine but only to conduct your Covid-19 day 2 & day 8 or day 5 'Test to Release' tests.

What happens if I am travelling from a Green List country or have an exemption?

From 17 May, if you are returning from countries on the green list you will not need to isolate in quarantine on your return. However you will still need to take a PCR test on or before Day 2 after you have arrived in the UK. Please see our Green List Day 2 for International Arrivals page for further details.

Also if you are in transit or have a job such as 'Regular work abroad' that exempts you from needing to quarantine then you can also purchase this Day 2 only test. Please see the government list of jobs that are exempt. You may need to show evidence of the work you will be doing at the UK border.

Please note that if you arrive from an amber country and in the UK for less than 8 days you must have booked tests for both day 2 and day 8 and take those tests. Please ensure that you follow the UK quarantine rules.

What happens if I test positive on my day 2 or day 8 test?

The day 2 Covid-19 test is to help identify any potential new variants of Covid-19 entering the UK. We are also required by the UK Government to send your day 2 test for genomic sequencing if positive. 

If you test positive on your day 2 test, you must quarantine for a further 10 days beginning on the day the test was taken. Please note if you tested positive on Day 2 you are not allowed to leave your quarantine address under any circumstances as per the UK quarantine rules: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england

If you test positive on your day 2 test, you do not need to take the day 8 test and you must stay at your quarantine address. You also cannot opt into London Medical Laboratory’s 'Test To Release' scheme. Please note that we are unable to refund you if you do not complete your day 8 test or if you test positive on day 2. Please visit our Terms & Conditions for more information.

If you test positive on or after day 8, you will need to continue to quarantine until day 19.

Can I reduce my length of quarantine?

If you have arrived from a UK government non ‘red list’ country, you can shorten your quarantine if you receive a negative test result on or after day 5 through London Medical Laboratory’s 'Test To Release' scheme. We are a government-approved provider for the Test to Release for International Travel scheme. 

You can complete your test at one of  our clinics, all conveniently located across London, Guildford and Slough. Or if you live within the M25, we can arrange a certified phlebotomist to take your swab from your place of quarantine.

Even if you have reduced your quarantine, you must still complete your day 8 test.

When will I receive my results?

In-store test: You should receive your test result 1 to 2 days after you have been tested - typically within 1 day. The day 2 & 8 test does not guarantee next day results.

Postal test: You should receive your test result 1 to 2 days after your test arrives at our laboratory. The day 2 & 8 test does not guarantee next day results. Please do not rely on Royal Mail if you need your result in a specific timeframe. If you need a test in a specific timeframe please use a courier service or come in to be swabbed at one of our sites.

We are also required by the UK government to send your Day 2 test for genomic sequencing if your result is positive on your Day 2 test. For the full terms and conditions, please visit our Terms & Conditions and Refund Policy for more information.

Do I need to do any preparation before I take my test?

Please make sure you don’t eat, drink, chew gum, smoke or brush your teeth at least 30 minutes before you take the mouth swab. Doing this can contaminate your sample which may result in it needing a retest and therefore, delay your result.

Does buying this test impact the general supply of test kits?

No, we guarantee that any purchase of testing through us does not impact in any way on the ability of NHS workers or anyone else to get tested for coronavirus.

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