Our Covid-19 RT-PCR home test requires a combined nose/throat swab sample to be collected and sent back to our accredited laboratory for testing.

A molecular diagnostic test detects genetic material of a virus or bacteria, using a lab technique called nucleic acid amplification. The two most common methods of nucleic acid amplification are polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP). These tests detect a current infection.

Typically, a health care worker collects fluid from a nasal or throat swab or from saliva. Results may be available in hours if analysed onsite or one to two days if sent to an outside lab. Molecular tests are considered the most accurate method of COVID testing and recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization)

As soon as your results are ready to view online in your Patient Area, we will notify you by email. We will also email your certificate and pathology report to you. Our advisors work around the clock to ensure that you receive your results as quickly as possible.

What should I do when I receive my test kit?

Once you have received your kit, please read the full set of instructions carefully. Your test kit includes everything you need to collect your sample correctly. You will be required to take a swab of the back of your throat and then inside your nostril using the same swab, before posting your sample to the lab.

How much does a PCR test kit cost?

Our Covid-19 Test is available for €149.