Our Covid 19 Tests
THE ANTIBODY TESTS
We offer two types of Roche Antibody blood test. The IgG/IgM
antibody tests to see if you have previously had the Covid 19
virus. The Spike Protein antibody tests for immunity. These are
priced at £84. They can be done 14 days after the start of your
symptoms or 14 days after your vaccine. This is a venous blood test
which we perform at our clinic. Results take up to 3 working days
and will be emailed to you. Please note that the test is only suitable
for those 13 years of age and older.
THE PCR SELF-SWAB TEST
We are a Government approved provider of Covid 19 testing. The COVID 19 PCR Swab test is priced at £189. This tests to see if you CURRENTLY have Covid 19. It is a self-collection swab from the nose and throat.
Day 5 Test to Release PCR test
If you are returning to the UK you can book a Day 5 / Test to Release test at our clinic. Please read the guidance on the government website before booking. Day 5 turnaround times are the same as flight tests below. Make a note of your unique test reference number - this will be provided to you when you book online.
Day 2 & 8 quarantine PCR test
If you are returning to the UK you can book your 'day 2 & 8 quarantine tests' at our clinic. This is an in-clinic test so do not book this test if you are not able to travel to our clinic in Norwich for your test. Please read the guidance on the government website before booking. Day 2 & 8 test results take 2-3 days. Each test is priced at £189 (£378 for two) and each test needs to be booked individually online. All bookings are reviewed and a unique test reference number will only be emailed to you if you enter all information correctly. For day 2 & 8 tests only, payment is required at time of booking and cancellations are subject to a £15 cancellation. If you make an inappropriate booking you will not receive a booking reference number and there is a £15 cancellation fee. For all other PCR tests e.g day 5 payment can be made at the appointment by card/cash.
In Clinic Peace of Mind PCR Test
If you do not have any flight timing requirements and simply require a peace of mind test you can book an appointment anytime using our online booking. Turnaround times are the same as flight tests below.
In Clinic Travel PCR Test
If you require a travel/flight swab with strict timing requirements, you will need to know ALL of the following:
1. Travel date
2. Departure & arrival time
3. Timing requirements for TEST date (e.g test date must be within 96 hours of departure)
4. Timing requirements for REPORT date if any (e.g report date must be within 96 hours of departure but the test date can be anytime)
For a test performed on a weekday before 6pm or on Saturday before 10:30am - 98% of results arrive the next day from 7pm - 8pm & 2% arrive two days later by 9am. For a test performed on Saturday after 10:30am or on Sunday - 98% of results arrive on Tuesday from 7pm - 8pm & 2% arrive on Wednesday by 9am. These are laboratory dependent and so are subject to change at anytime. The above excludes bank holidays.
Fit to fly Certificates
Fit to fly certificates are sent via email to you. These are formal colour PDF documents with your details, our clinic details, test method (RT-PCR) the test date/time, result date/time, result and ISO/UKAS accreditation, laboratory details, and are signed and stamped by Dr Mo.
All tests are RT-PCR tests and are performed by a UKAS (ISO15189) accredited laboratory, are approved by Public Health England (PHE) and are recognised internationally.
How to book
Use your flight details to book a suitable appointment. All appointments need to be booked online and are subject to availability. If you are not sure when to book, please email us with your flight and timing requirements and we will help you. To check availability and book an appointment, please click the BOOK A TEST/APPOINTMENT button at the top of this page and select the Covid 19 PCR Swab test AT CLINIC. Please enter all the details required including DOB, Flight date/time, test timing requirements and passport numbers. Bookings with missing information will automatically be cancelled. If booking more than one person, you may book a single appointment and enter a maximum of three people's details when booking (full name, DOB and passport number). Please bring your passport to your appointment.
If you need to change / cancel your appointment
Once booked, appointment dates/times can be changed/cancelled anytime using a button on your appointment confirmation email named 'View or change my appointment'. There is no cancellation fee. 'No shows' will unfortunately NOT be able to rebook this service with us.
Price & Payment
The price of a Covid 19 PCR test including report and fit to fly certificate is £189 per person. At the moment, a discount is not available for this service. Payment can be made at the appointment by card/cash (if paying by cash please bring exact cash amount). A receipt will be provided.
Home PCR test (currently unavailable)
A home self-swab test is not valid for flight boarding or travel requirements. If you wish for a peace of mind test or if you have symptoms of Covid 19 or have been exposed to it, the test is available via a self-swab test kit, which we can either post out to you or alternatively you can collect it from a secure mailbox outside our clinic. Full instructions are included. You will post your completed test kit using a prepaid addressed envelope, and once posted, the results usually take up to 2-3 working days, weekend dependent and will be emailed to you.
Your test kit will include: full instructions for using the test kit, a throat/nose swab for taking your test, a label for filling out your details, a request form with our clinic details on it and a prepaid addressed envelope for posting your sample. An instruction guide is available to download by clicking the button below:
To book a self collection test kit, follow these steps:
1) Click the 'book an appointment' button and choose Covid 19 PCR Swab HOME SELF-TEST KIT.
2) Then follow the booking process as if you were booking an actual appointment. You will be asked to choose a day and time - please just pick any / the soonest available slot available.
3) In the booking details field, make sure you let us know the following details which are required by the UK Test and Trace Service. Without all of these, we will not be able to provide you with a test kit - Full name, Date of birth, Telephone number, Address and whether you prefer to A) pick up the test kit from our clinic or B) Have us post it to you.
4) Once booked, please ignore the appointment confirmation date & time as you do not need to attend an appointment. If you wish for it to be posted, we will post out your test kit to you the next working day but please allow 3 working days for delivery. If you wish to collect it, just let us know during the booking process and will email you when its ready to collect - this will usually be the next working day.
RAPID ANTIGEN SELF TEST
This is available for Travel/Flight testing only. It is priced at £119. It is a Roche SD Biosensor SARS‐CoV‐2 (COVID-19) Rapid Diagnostic Antigen self Test performed via self swab of throat/nasal swab. Fit to travel certificate sent by email in just 1 to 2 hours. It is MHRA accredited. Specificity is 99.68% Sensitivity is 96.52% If you are symptom free and require travel testing e.g. flight, airport or visa requirements, then the test is available to have at our clinic via a self-test. Please check your destination country will accept this test before booking.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We use several laboratories including NHS and private laboratories. All are UKAS (ISO15189) accredited.
Roche IgG Antibody test: Sensitivity: 99.8%, Specificity: 100.0%
RT-PCR Swab Sensitivity: 98.0%, Specificity: 100.0%
Roche SD Biosensor Rapid Diagnostic Antigen Test: Specificity 99.68% Sensitivity 96.52%
These are all FDA, PHE and EU approved COVID 19 tests and are UKAS (ISO15189) accredited and recognised internationally. All COVID 19 activity is included in NHSE Data and reported to PHE daily.
The antibody blood test is only suitable for those 13 years of age and older. The swab test has no age restriction.
The Antibody Self Collection Test
We are currently only offering in-clinic blood tests for antibody testing.
PCR tests - Inconclusive tests – what does that mean and how does it happen?
Laboratory testing is a very complex and sensitive process. Whilst inconclusive results are very rare, they can and do happen. There are many causes that can result in an inconclusive result including environmental, temperature control, contamination of food or drink consumed (normally within 30 minutes of test), or very early infection stages. In the event of an inconclusive test, a new test will be required. The same test fee applies. There is no guarantee that this will provide a conclusive result. We always recommend that you book your test as early as possible, but within your destination country’s stipulated accepted test timeframe. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss incurred as a result of an inconclusive test result.
PCR tests - My PCR test is positive - what do I do?
A positive result indicates that the test has detected the presence of Covid-19 virus. Even if you have not had symptoms of coronavirus, you must self-isolate. More details can be found here: You may be contacted for contact tracing and to check that you, and those who you live or are travelling with, are self-isolating. You must not travel, including to leave the UK, during self-isolation. Contact 111 if you need medical help. In an emergency dial 999.
PCR tests - Can I have a re-test if I test positive?
After a positive test, the earliest you can retest at our clinic is 10 days after your test. The same test fee applies. However, you may be able to register for an earlier follow up test under the National Health Service (NHS).
PCR tests - Could my result be a false positive/negative?
Testing is a biological process involving significant complexity and variability, and consequently no testing regime for Covid-19 is 100% accurate in all cases. A negative result therefore does not guarantee that the test subject is free of the Covid-19 virus, nor does a positive result guarantee that the test subject has active, infectious Covid-19. All testing is conducted on this basis and we cannot accept liability for any personal consequences of this.
PCR tests - Is it possible to get a positive result one day, and a negative result the next day, and vice versa?
Yes, because this is the natural pattern of a virus, it is all about timing. The typical cycle of a virus is that a subject contracts the virus - a few days later the subject may display symptoms - the subject’s immune system kicks in and creates antibodies to fight the virus - the virus is destroyed. Timelines differ by person dependent on strength of immune system, and aggressiveness of infection. Covid-19 tests are designed to detect the presence or the Covid-19 virus in the subject’s system. In the immediate days of contracting the Covid-19 virus, the level of virus in the system may be so small that it is not detectable by any test, and this could lead to a negative result. After a person has contracted the virus, and their immune system has destroyed the infection, dead virus cells may still be present in the subject’s system and this may be detected by the test. Even though the subject has no active infection and is no longer contagious, the presence of dead Coronavirus cells may lead to occasional positive results until the body fully clears these cells. In this way, an infected person may receive initially one result and then another over a small time period.
For any further test queries not answered on our website please contact us by email at
Dr Mo Private Clinic is a Government approved provider of Covid 19 testing.
We offer three types of Covid 19 test, the antibody test, the PCR Swab test & the rapid antigen test.
Covid 19 testing is still a rapidly evolving science, as new information becomes available through research. We will update our website when this happens to keep you up to date.