The government currently offers COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) testing to anyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms and in other limited circumstances, such as an imminent hospital stay. However, many people fall outside of these stipulations but may still feel they need to take a test to check their own infection status. For anyone wondering whether they can get a home test kit for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), the answer is, yes, you can.
There is a test available for members of the public to buy, that will determine your current infection status – i.e. whether you have the virus now. That test is the AlphaBiolabs rt Home PCR COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) test.
The laboratory-based PCR test is considered to be the gold standard in COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) testing. It requires the self-collection of a nose and throat sample which is then analysed at a specialist laboratory by COVID-trained scientists. These scientists are looking for the presence of viral RNA (the virus’s genetic material) within the sample which, if found, will confirm a positive case of infection.
In total, from receipt of your sample at the laboratory it takes just 24 hours to receive your result – in fact, AlphaBiolabs guarantees next working day results.
With your result, you can then make decisions about self-isolation and quarantining if you receive a positive result. If you receive a negative result, you can carry on, assured that you are not infectious to family and friends.
Where can I get a COVID-19 PCR test?
AlphaBiolabs provides rt Home PCR COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) testing to workplaces and members of the public via our website.
If you are struggling to get an NHS test due to lack of availability or you don’t meet the current requirements, consider taking your own home test.
With next working day results you will know whether you are carrying the virus and need to self-isolate or whether you can carry on living as you were.
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