“There can be no good result without a good sample”
This is a key step for the reliability of the results which is why our healthcare professionals are trained in taking this type of sample. A swab is taken from both the throat and nose (with the same swab bud) to increase the reliability of the examination. First the throat, then the nose, as recommended by the government.
The swab used is specifically designed to minimize the inconvenience caused to the patient: they are thin and flexible to ensure a test that is not painful.
If you have bought a home test (Home Kit or Travel Test Package), wait for your kit and perform the test yourself following the instructions provided. Then, register your kit online here. Finally, send your kit back to us by dropping it in the nearest Royal Mail priority postbox.
More information on Home Testing.
More information on Travel Test Package.