Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Testing

Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Tests in Cardiff, Newport & Swansea.

Government Approved Covid-19 Test Provider
Wales' first Registered Private GP Practice
HIW & CQC Registered Clinics

Covid-19 Rapid Antigen (Lateral Flow) Test Information

The IGP uses the PHE approved Roche SD BioSensor Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test. This test reports 96.52% sensitivity and 99.68% specificity, with results emailed 15 minutes post-test. Any patient that tests positive with a Rapid Antigen test with The IGP will be sent a FREE home PCR swab test to confirm the result, in line with current best practice and guidance.

  • Results in 15 minutes

  • 97% overall accuracy

  • Suitable for many travel providers (please check prior to testing)

  • Positive results include a FREE home PCR swab test

  • Using the Roche SD BioSensor

  • Day 2 and Day 8 Arrival Test To Release Testing

    At present IGP do not provide day 2 and day 8 arrival testing. For further information on how to book these tests please visit:

    Traveling to Wales if you are fully vaccinated
    Traveling to Wales if you are not fully vaccinated

    Rapid Antigen Test (In Clinic)

    Results: 15 mins from test (If found positive + free home PCR test)

    Cost: £45

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    Further Information

    The Roche SD BioSensor Rapid Antigen Test

    The Roche SD BioSensor Rapid Antigen test is undertaken using a simple nose (nasopharynx) swab. From this swab the test detects specific proteins (antigens) on the surface of the COVID-19 virus.

    After you test, your results will be emailed to you within 15-30 minutes. You will receive an email from our secure patient portal asking you to use you date of birth to log in. You will be able to download, share or print your results as you wish.

    Should you receive a positive result, then you should immediately take steps outlined by current NHS guidance to isolate, as you will be infectious to others. We will send you in the post a PCR swab home test with pre-paid packaging to post directly to the lab. This is in line with current guidance and best practice and will clinically confirm your test result. It is extremely important that anybody that tests positive via a rapid test also carries out the PCR swab test that is sent out to you.

    Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test FAQ's

    How Is The Rapid Antigen Test Administered?

    The test is carried via nasal swab.

    When Should An Antibody Test Be Carried Out?

    Testing should be undertaken 14 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms.

    When will I get my results?

    Results will be sent to you 15-30 minutes after your test.

    Can I use the Rapid Antigen Test to enter a country or for a flight?

    We cannot advise on any specific flight carrier or country as requirements change so regularly. There have been countries that do allow Rapid Antigen tests, but we would always advise to read travel requirements carefully before booking any Covid tests.

    How Will I Receive My Results?

    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.

    Covid-19 Testing Terms & Conditions

    It is important that all patients read our Terms & Conditions related to Covid-19 testing prior to arranging an appoointment.

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