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After Your COVID-19 Test

ExpressTest offers the following testing products, click on test you need below to find out more:

This is to be used if you are NOT travelling but need a test

After The Test

Your sample will then be transported to our laboratory, where it will be tested for COVID-19. See our About Us section if you require further information.

Your Results

We aim to deliver your results by 10pm the day after your test.

If your result is negative, you will either receive email confirmation of this or if you have an account, you will receive an email notification that your results are available and will need to log in to view and download them. 

If your result is positive, contain in your results will be instructions on the appropriate next steps to take. In England, we are obliged by law to notify your positive test result and personal details to Public Health England, who may contact you via their Track & Trace programme. In Scotland, you should follow up by taking an NHS PCR to confirm the result. This will report into Public Health Scotland who may contact you via their Test and Protect contact tracing programme.

This is for travelling FROM the UK, where a PCR test is required

After The Test

Your sample will then be transported to our laboratory, where it will be tested for COVID-19. See our About Us section if you require further information.

Your Results

We aim to deliver your results by: - 

  • 4 hour PCR Fit to Fly - results within 4 hours of your sample being taken
  • Same Day PCR Fit to Fly - results by midnight the same day
  • PCR Fit to Fly - our standard PCR Fit to Fly product, results by 10pm the day after your test

It is your responsibility to ensure you allow sufficient time to receive your results before planning any arrangements, such as travel, that may require your results by a certain time (e.g. Flight Check-in).

If your result is negative, you will either receive email confirmation of this or if you have an account, you will receive an email notification that your results are available and will need to log in to view and download them. You must check with your travel provider that they will accept this documentation, before booking a test. Requirements for entry to countries during the COVID-19 pandemic may differ and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation and information before you travel.

If your result is positive, contain in your results will be instructions on the appropriate next steps to take. We are obliged by law to notify your positive test result and personal details to Public Health, who may contact you via their Track & Trace programme. 

This is for travelling FROM the UK, where a LAMP test is required

After The Test

Your sample will then be transported to our laboratory, where it will be tested for COVID-19. See our About Us section if you require further information.

Your Results

You will receive your results via email.

We aim to deliver your results within 2 hours (120mins) after your test, however results could sometimes take longer. We advise booking your test no less than 4 hours before any travel plans you may have. (e.g. Flight Check-in)

If your result is negative, you will receive email confirmation of this and a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate. You must check with your travel provider that they will accept this documentation, before booking a test. Requirements for entry to countries during the COVID-19 pandemic may differ and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation and information before you travel.

If your result is positive, we will contact you with instructions on the appropriate next steps to take. We will then contact the appropriate UK Public Health authority on your behalf and send your details on to the NHS Test and Trace service.

This is for travelling FROM the UK, where a Antigen Lateral Flow Test is required

After The Test

Your sample will then be tested for COVID-19. See our About Us section if you require further information.

Your Results

You will receive your results via email, approximately 40mins after your test.

It is your responsibility to ensure you allow sufficient time to receive your results before planning any arrangements, such as travel, that may require your results by a certain time. We advise booking your test no less than an hour before any travel plans you may have. (e.g. Flight check-in)

If your result is negative, you will receive email confirmation of this and a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate. You must check with your travel provider that they will accept this documentation, before booking a test. Requirements for entry to countries during the COVID-19 pandemic may differ and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation and information before you travel.

If your result is positive, we will contact you with instructions on the appropriate next steps to take. In England, we are obliged by law to notify your positive test result and personal details to Public Health England, who may contact you via their Track & Trace programme. In Scotland, you should follow up by taking an NHS PCR to confirm the result. This will report into Public Health Scotland who may contact you via their Test and Protect contact tracing programme.

Please visit our dedicated Antigen Lateral Flow Kit pages

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should you have any queries about ExpressTest, here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about our services. Alternatively, for a more extensive list of answers, read our dedicated FAQ's page

Why Choose Us?

Our first concern is for our customer’s safety and welfare. This is why all our tests conform to the highest safety standards and use the latest gold Standard technology to provide you with accurate results and peace of mind.

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