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ARE YOU AN APPROVED COVID-19 TEST PROVIDER?

Shri Ayodhya Medical Services trading as Pulmonics is UK Gov approved COVID-19 PCR test provider and we are listed on the UK Department of Health and Social Care website. The test is performed in a laboratory that is UKAS approved to ISO 15189 standards.

WHO SHOULD GET A COVID-19 PCR TEST?

You need a COVID-19 PCR test 
1. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19: Please use NHS facilities and GOV.UK website to book your test
2. Travelling abroad: Most airlines and countries require that you have a COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before you travel. Please check with your airline/destination country rules for requirements of COVID-19 testing. 
3. Test to Release: If you have returned to England from countries that are not in the "RED LIST", you are required to self-quarantine for a period of 10 days. You can have Test to Release 5 days after arrival and can be released from quarantine if the test result is negative.

WHAT IS A COVID-19 PCR TEST?

COVID-19 PCR test looks for the genetic material (RNA) of the Coronavirus in the swab. The test is done by a very specialised technique called polymerase chain reaction.

WHAT DOES THE COVD-19 PCR TEST INVOLVE?

The COVID-19 PCR test involves a throat and nose swab to be collected which is then sent to a UKAS accredited laboratory for the test to be performed. The swab is collected by self administration at our business premises and detailed instructions will be provided.

CAN I NOT HAVE AN ANTIGEN TEST INSTEAD?

Most airlines/countries do not accept a COVID-19 antigen test result. A COVID-19 PCR test result is required for travelling abroad by most airlines or Test to Release from the quarantine.

CAN I HAVE A GOV/NHS COVID-19 PCR TEST FOR TRAVEL PURPOSES?

COVID-19 PCR test offered by Government/NHS is not valid for travel purposes.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET THE COVID-19 PCR RESULT?

The test is result is provided to the email address and phone number same day( with in 24 hours)- for Express Test and next day (with in 48 hours) - for Standard Test

HOW WILL I GET MY COVID-19 PCR RESULT?

The COVID-19 PCR results will be sent to the registered email address and phone number.

HOW DO I BOOK A COVID-19 PCR TEST?

Please use the online booking form. Please use the exact name, date of birth and travel information.

DO I NEED TO VISIT YOUR FACILITY TO BOOK A COVID-19 TEST?

Our service is booked online and swab collection is facilitated at Basford Consulting Rooms, Etruria Road, Stoke on Trent, ST5 0SX. We can offer collection of swab from home at an additional cost (approx £100 but can vary with distance).

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME FOR THE COVID-19 PCR TEST?

We will need to check your identity prior to swab collection. Please bring a proof of ID ( passport or driving license). The passport details appear on the test result for travel purposes.