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
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.
The test is carried via nasal swab.
Testing should be undertaken 14 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms.
Results will be sent to you 15-30 minutes after your test.
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.
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.