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PCR testing in Glasgow could be the answer to halting the spread of COVID-19. As bars and restaurants in Scotland are either shutting down completely or running an alcohol-free service before 6pm, the virus continues to spread at an alarming rate. In the past 7 days, 6591 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland, taking the total to 38,042. The health board area with the largest number of new cases is Greater Glasgow and Clyde, where 357 were confirmed.

One of the problems in trying to halt the spread of COVID-19 is that because a significant proportion of infected people have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic, they are unknowingly spreading the virus. It is therefore essential that they start quarantining to avoid any further spread. The AlphaBiolabs home COVID-19 PCR test provides next working day results and detects the presence of COVID-19-specific RNA within a positive sample. This 100% accurate, PCR test can be posted out to you so you can take your samples in your own home in Glasgow. This means less contact with anyone else, and therefore less chance of spreading the virus if you are contagious.

Full instructions are included in the sample collection kit, and your samples are returned to our testing laboratory in pre-paid, tracked-return packaging. You will receive your results by email the next working day.

If positive for COVID-19 you can immediately start quarantining and limit contact with your family, friends and colleagues. If negative, you are not infectious. A negative PCR test certificate is also required for travel purposes depending on individual country restrictions.

The private COVID-19 PCR test is available to buy on AlphaBiolabs’ website here. AlphaBiolabs specialises in COVID-19 testing and also offers two onsite COVID-19 testing services in Glasgow for workplace customers. Its COVID-19 Antigen (Ag) Rapid Test can detect a current coronavirus infection in just 15 minutes using a swab to take nose and throat samples. The IgM-IgG Combined Antibody Rapid Test also takes just 15 minutes to detect a body’s immunological response to an active or recent exposure to COVID-19 using a finger-prick blood sample.

For more information about PCR testing in Glasgow:

For further information on any of these PCR tests for COVID-19 in Glasgow, please contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300, or email info@alphabiolabs.com

AlphaBiolabs has a Walk-in Centre (appointment only) based Glasgow Medical Rooms, 211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5QY.

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