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With Yorkshire facing up to the realities of a tough lockdown with the entire region being placed in the government’s new high-risk red zone, private PCR testing for COVID-19 is a vital service that can be performed in Leeds, if:

  • a member of your family, or a friend or colleague is feeling unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • you have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service
  • someone you have recently come into contact with is displaying COVID-19 symptoms
  • you are caring for elderly or vulnerable relatives
  • your child, or someone in your child’s school bubble, has been sent home to self-isolate
  • you require a negative PCR test certificate for travel purposes

The symptoms of coronavirus – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – can also be displayed if suffering from the flu, the common cold, or allergies. The home COVID-19 PCR test from AlphaBiolabs can be undertaken in your own home in Leeds to determine your current infection status. The definitive result, which is emailed back to you the next day after your samples are received in the testing lab, will enable you to take the right course of action.

With up to 80% of people infected with COVID-19 showing no, or only minor, symptoms. Getting a conclusive laboratory PCR test result can stop the spread of the virus throughout your family network and the public at large.

How does PCR testing in Leeds work?

AlphaBiolabs’ COVID-19 PCR test can confirm if the person being tested has an active COVID-19 infection by detecting the presence of a coronavirus antigen. By detecting the antigens, which are present in the body before symptoms of the disease are present, the PCR test can tell whether or not someone has the early stages of the virus. This means that anyone testing negative for COVID-19 is safe to carry on as normal. Anyone testing positive can be quickly isolated.

The PCR testing kit is posted out to your home in Leeds with easy-to-follow instructions on how to collect the nose and throat samples. Once collected, your samples are returned to the testing laboratory in pre-paid, tracked-return packaging.

AlphaBiolabs specialises in DNA, drug, alcohol and COVID-19 testing and also offers two onsite COVID-19 tests in Leeds for its 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, which provides an effective solution to screening staff. 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 further information on PCR testing in Leeds or all COVID-19 testing options for members of the public or workplace customers, please contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300, or email info@alphabiolabs.com

AlphaBiolabs has a Leeds Walk-in Centre (appointment only) based in Armley Moor Health Centre, 95 Town Street, Leeds, LS12 3HD.

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