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If you are a member of the public wondering, ‘where can I get a coronavirus test?’ there are a few options available to you. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) then you are eligible for a free test supplied by the government. This can be taken at a so-called walk-though centre or you can order a coronavirus test kit to be delivered to your home address.

There are currently supply and demand issues with government testing however, and whilst there might be a test centre close to your home, you may not be so inclined to drive some 100 plus miles to the nearest centre with capacity to actually carry out the test, or wait multiple days for your result, as has reportedly been the case for some in recent weeks.

Where can I get a coronavirus test?

There is another option for people wanting to take a COVID-19 test. Whether you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms or not, or indeed whether you are planning to go abroad and require PCR travel certificate, you have come into contact with someone who has tested positive, or your child has been returned home from school because another child in their bubble has tested positive – whatever your reason, you can buy a home PCR COVID-19 swab test with next working day results, from our website.

A home PCR swab test works in the same way as a government PCR test. It uses a nose and throat swab sample to look for any viral RNA that might be present in your nose and throat areas. If it is, then you are likely to have coronavirus (COVID-19) and you should begin self-isolating immediately in line with the government’s latest guidance.

The coronavirus PCR swab test is considered the gold standard in COVID-19 testing, so if you’re going to pay for a test you may as well purchase the most reliable and accurate, from an accredited laboratory with a long history in lab testing, such as AlphaBiolabs.

AlphaBiolabs conducts all coronavirus testing as its specialist, dedicated laboratory facility employing trained scientists who use the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method to detect, multiply and then examine viral RNA where it is present.

AlphaBiolabs then returns your result the next working day, so that you can go about your business or begin quarantining measures, as necessary.

For more information about AlphaBiolabs, our coronavirus testing services and expertise, visit our website, or call our friendly Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300.

You can also find out more in our online Learning Centre.   

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AlphaBiolabs offers a range of COVID-19 testing options for private individuals and businesses