Covid-19 PCR Swab tests we offer are currently used by The NHS, fully compliant with current government guidelines and approved by MHRA. The PCR Swabs are combined throat and nasal swabs with an overall accuracy of 99%. They can be conducted by yourself at home or in clinic with an IGP Nurse or Doctor.
Same day, next day and home PCR test options available
99% overall accuracy
Certification, fit-to-fly approved
Available in clinic and for home testing
Home tests couriered out with next day delivery
Undertaken by a trained IGP Nurse or GP from one of our HIW or CQC registered clinics in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea or Bristol. Couriered same day to the laboratory with results back by 10pm the following day. All results are provided via email link to our secure patient portal where they are available to print, download or share. Suitable for Fit to Fly.
Although rare, in exceptional circumstances that cause a delay at the laboratory results may be delayed by a further 12 hours.
At present IGP do not provide day 2 and day 8 arrival testing. For further information on how to book these tests please visit:
Results: Next day before 10pm
Undertaken by a trained IGP Nurse or GP from our HIW registered clinic in Cardiff. Couriered same day to the laboratory with results back by midnight same day (typically by 21:00pm). All results are provided via email link to our secure patient portal where they are available to print, download or share. Suitable for Fit to Fly.
Results: Sameday before 10pm
Include full instructions on how to administer the test. Pre-paid 24hr Royal Mail postage envelope for returning the completed sample back to the laboratory. All tests posted with next working day courier delivery. Orders made before 2pm posted out same day. Results issued 24 hours from receipt of sample at lab and provided via email link to our secure patient portal where they can be printed, downloaded or shared.
IGP Advice for PCR testing for travel is in-clinic PCR testing only.
Although a home test can be used for travel purposes, we do not advise this. Through experience, delays are sometimes experienced by the postal service that can effect receiving your results in time. For time critical PCR testing (travel) we always advise an in clinic PCR test where we will have control of your sample reaching the laboratory.
The test is administered via a combined throat and nasal swab.
Yes you can. You do not need to be symptomatic to carry out a PCR Swab test. From our experience, testing for flights require completion within strict timescales. We therefore recommend these tests are carried out in clinic, so our dedicated couriers can be used to deliver the samples to the laboratory as efficiently as possible.
No, if you have any Covid-19 symptoms or suspect you may have Covid-19 you will not be permitted to enter any of our Clinics. Strict attendance protocols apply at all our locations. If you suspect you may have Covid-19 and would like to be tested we recommend using our Home PCR swab test kit.
It is always extremely important to be clear on the limitations of any testing carried out. As with all viral PCR assays, patients with very low viral loads are less likely to be detected. Negative results do not preclude infection with the Covid-19 virus and should not be the sole basis of a patient treatment/management. If there is a strong clinical suspicion of an early Covid-19 infection a further test should be considered 24-48 hours later. Results should always be interpreted by a trained professional in conjunction with the patient's history and clinical signs and symptoms, and epidemiological risk factors.
Results are electronically received from the laboratory into our clinical system the moment they are processed. Your results will then be shared with you via our secure patient portal. You will receive an email prompting you to log in using your date of birth. The results will also include guidance about the outcome of your test and can be downloaded, printed or shared. If you test positive and require further advice you are able to contact one of our highly trained clinicians to discuss your results for no additional cost.
You must immediately self-isolate to prevent spreading the virus to others. You should then Contact the NHS on 111 who will advise you on the next steps to take.
It is important that all patients read our Terms & Conditions related to Covid-19 testing prior to arranging an appoointment.Terms & Conditions