COVID RT-qPCR Test for Travel
Results in 24 hours* - designed for travel
The Assured Screening Network offers one of the leading tests for active virus infections via real-time reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) The test utilises CE-IVD approved test kits allowing use in the UK and Europe.
The test is designed for those requiring a COVID free certificate for travel. Tests are typically turned around within 24 hours* of receipt and are returned via a PDF Laboratory Certificate of Analysis.
Tests can be carried 24/7 by visiting one of our testing centres or via home sampling kit.
The following countries may require a COVID free certificate for entry based upon personal circumstances:
The list is constantly changing and it is advisable to visit the appropriate government websites for regular updates.
The laboratory multiplex RT-qPCR kit uses proven primer and probe sequences targeting two different genes from SARS-CoV-2 (assay N1 and assay E) and an internal human control (assay RP). This internal human control ensures that a sufficient quantity of human genetic material has been collected during the sampling process and reduces the risk of false negatives from poorly sampled or unused swabs. The primer and probe sequences have been previously defined by the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and have been extensively validated for the detection of COVID-19.
Test Specificity 100%.
Test Sensitivity >95% at 0.75 copies of viral RNA/µl.
Tests are available for home or business sampling across the UK and Ireland directly through assuredscreening.com or via our network of clinical test partners and resellers.
This is in addition to and complements our antibody testing service.
The Honeyman Group Laboratory uses a myriad of PCR instruments including Qiagen Rotor-gene, Roche LightCycler and the Thermo Piko Real.
The laboratory, with a capacity of up to 20,000 tests per day, is always on stand-by to assist the national testing effort as required.
*Tests can take between 6-48 hours from receipt but in 95% of the time are returned in 24 hours or less. Assured Screening is not liable for delays that extend beyond this targeted turnaround time.