Our Covid 19 Tests
Dr Mo Private Clinic is a Government approved provider of Covid 19 testing.
We offer two types of Covid 19 test, the antibody test and the PCR Swab 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.
THE ANTIBODY TEST
We offer the Roche Assay IgG/IgM Antibody blood test
which has a combined accuracy of up to 99.8%. The is
currently the most accurate publicly available test. It is priced
at £84. This tests to see if you have PREVIOUSLY had Covid 19.
It can be done anytime after 14 days since the start of your
symptoms. It can even be done if you have not had symptoms.
It 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
THE PCR SELF-SWAB TEST
We are a Government approved provider of Covid 19 testing. The COVID 19 PCR Swab test is priced at £156. This tests to see if you CURRENTLY have Covid 19. Its combined accuracy is 99% It is a self-collection swab from the nose and throat.
Test to Release
We are not currently offering testing for test to release.
In Clinic Peace of Mind Test
If you do not have any flight timing requirements and simply require a peace of mind test e.g for visiting family, you can book an appointment anytime using our online booking. Turnaround times are the same as flight tests below.
In Clinic Travel 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)
Results for a test performed before 6pm on a weekday or before 10:30am on Saturday, are guaranteed the next day from 7pm - 8pm. Results for a test performed on Saturday after 10:30am or on Sunday, are guaranteed on Tuesday from 7pm - 8pm.
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 £156 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 test - If you have symptoms / have been exposed / For peace of mind
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.
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%
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.
For any further test queries not answered on our website please contact us by email at