Preparing For Your 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

Booking Your Test

ExpressTest offers gold standard COVID-19 PCR testing across the UK. Please see our ‘book a test’ pages for latest locations.

Book your slot at your preferred facility and pay online. You will be sent a confirmation email with a QR code.

Arriving For Your Test

Bring with you:

  • Photo ID for all people being tested
  • Confirmation email with QR code for each person being tested

You will be greeted by a member of the ExpressTest Team, who will check your documentation

You will remain in your car at our drive through facilities, and be directed to the swabbing area for your allocated slot

Please note the vehicle height restriction is 2.4m

Our Testing Process

Each customer will then be safely swabbed by one of our clinically trained sample takers in full PPE

Swabbing involves taking a sample from both the back of the throat and the nasal passage

Your swab sample is then safely stored and labelled, ready to be sent to an ExpressTest laboratory

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

Booking Your Test

ExpressTest offers gold standard COVID-19 PCR testing across the UK. Please see our ‘book a test’ pages for latest locations.

Book your slot at your preferred facility and pay online. You will be sent a confirmation email with a QR code.

Arriving For Your Test

Bring with you:

  • Passports for all people being tested
  • Confirmation email with QR code for each person being tested

You will be greeted by a member of the ExpressTest Team, who will check your documentation

You will remain in your car at our drive through facilities, and be directed to the swabbing area for your allocated slot

Please note the vehicle height restriction is 2.4m

Our Testing Process

Each customer will then be safely swabbed by one of our clinically trained sample takers in full PPE

Swabbing involves taking a sample from both the back of the throat and the nasal passage

Your swab sample is then safely stored and labelled, ready to be sent to an ExpressTest laboratory

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

Booking Your Test

ExpressTest offers Antigen Lateral Flow testing at various centres across the UK. Please see our ‘book a test’ pages for latest locations.

Book your slot at your preferred facility and pay online. You will be sent a confirmation email with a QR code.

Arriving For Your Test

Bring with you:

  • Passports for all people being tested
  • Confirmation email with QR code for each person being tested

You will be greeted by a member of the ExpressTest Team, who will check your documentation

You will remain in your car at our drive through facilities, and be directed to the swabbing area for your allocated slot

Please note the vehicle height restriction is 2.4m

Our Testing Process

Each customer will then be safely swabbed by one of our clinically trained sample takers in full PPE

Swabbing involves taking a sample from the nasal passage

This service is for passengers arriving into England that require a Day 2 & Day 8 test.

You can also select a Test to Release test as part of one of the arrivals tests package.

Booking Your Test

Arrivals testing is required for all passengers arriving into England unless you are exempt. It you are arriving from a Red List country, then you are not eligible for our service, and must use the UK Government's 'managed quarantine' service.

For more information please read the Government guidelines

Book your slot at your preferred facility and pay online.

You will receive the confirmation emails at different times, these will contain a different QR Code for each test.

You will receive the email confirmation for the first test within 30mins of booking. For subsequent tests, your booking confirmation and QR code will be sent to you after you have received you negative result form the previous test.

Arriving For Your Test

Bring with you:

  • Passport for all people being tested
  • Confirmation email with QR code for each person being tested

You will be greeted by a member of the ExpressTest Team, who will check your documentation

You will remain in your car at our drive through facilities, and be directed to the swabbing area for your allocated slot

Please note the vehicle height restriction is 2.4m

Our Testing Process

Each customer will then be safely swabbed by one of our clinically trained sample takers in full PPE

Swabbing involves taking a sample from both the back of the throat and the nasal passage

Your swab sample is then safely stored and labelled, ready to be sent to an ExpressTest laboratory

This is to be used if you are arriving in England and are able to reduce your quarantine time

You are able to book this as a package of Tests, together with Arrivals Day 2 & 8 Tests.

Booking Your Test

Test to release is designed to allow you to reduce quarantine period after travel and is available at our London Gatwick and Heathrow Airport facilities.

It must be used in accordance with government guidelines.

Book your slot at your preferred facility and pay online. You will be sent a confirmation email with a QR code.

Arriving For Your Test

Bring with you:

  • Passport for all people being tested
  • Confirmation email with QR code for each person being tested

You will be greeted by a member of the ExpressTest Team, who will check your documentation

You will remain in your car at our drive through facilities, and be directed to the swabbing area for your allocated slot

Please note the vehicle height restriction is 2.4m

Our Testing Process

Each customer will then be safely swabbed by one of our clinically trained sample takers in full PPE

Swabbing involves taking a sample from both the back of the throat and the nasal passage

Your swab sample is then safely stored and labelled, ready to be sent to an ExpressTest laboratory

Home testing kits are coming soon

Ordering Your Test Kit

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, or it’s too far to travel to a testing station, then order a ExpressTest Rapid home testing kit.

Buy a home test kit online and it will be delivered to you, we aim to do this by 10pm the following day.

Taking The Test

The home testing kit will contain clinical swabs and secure storage containers with labels and detailed instructions on how to take the sample.

Swabbing involves taking a sample from both the back of the throat and the nasal passage.

Posting The Test To Us

Once the sample has been taken, follow the enclosed instructions and place the used swab in the container provided.

Then post back to the Cignpost laboratory, using the supplied pre-paid envelope, via a Priority Royal Mail post box (there are thousands across the UK).

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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. Alternateively, for a more extensive list of answers, click here to read our dedicated FAQ's page. 

You can book and pay for your preferred time and testing centre via our ‘Book a Test’ page. Within 30 minutes of paying and booking, you will then be sent a confirmation email with a QR code.

You must bring a copy of the QR code with you on the day of your test. Please also bring a copy of your valid passport if you require a Fit to Fly Certificate or have booked for Test to Release test.

ExpressTest is a COVID-19 screening service providing fast, accurate and reliable RT - PCR screening across the UK.

No - if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, we advise you to contact the NHS by calling 111.

For a full list of COVID-19 symptoms, please read here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/#symptoms

 

We currently have testing centres at Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, as well as local testing centres across the country - please see our 'Testing centres' page to find the test centre nearest you. 

PCR Test only - £99

PCR Fit to Fly tests £80

PCR Test to Release - £99

Lateral Flow tests - £50

PCR Test only, PCR Fit to Fly and PCR Test to Release tests -

We aim to deliver your results by 10pm the day AFTER your test, however in some cases results could take up to 48 hours to receive, especially if your sample needs to be re-tested.

Lateral flow tests - we aim to deliver your results in 30mins from your sample being taken

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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