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PCR testing in Birmingham can confirm if the person being tested has an active COVID-19 infection regardless of whether they are asymptomatic or displaying symptoms. This is of the utmost importance as up to 80% of infected people show no or few symptoms.

The PCR test works by detecting the presence of the coronavirus virion (SARS-CoV-2), rather than the presence of the body’s immune response (antibody test). By detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virions, 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 positive can be quickly isolated to prevent any further spread

PCR testing at home in Birmingham

As well as being 100% accurate, AlphaBiolabs’ COVID-19 PCR test can be performed at home, with next-day results. The testing kit is posted out to your home in Birmingham with full instructions on how to take the nose and throat samples. Once collected, your samples are returned to the testing laboratory in pre-paid, tracked-return packaging. Your results are returned by email the next working day.

With the AlphaBiolabs’ COVID-19 PCR test you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home. This is especially important if you think you may have coronavirus and should be self-isolating.

PCR testing for travel purposes and fit to fly

If you are planning to travel internationally and require a negative PCR test within 96, 72, 48 hours before departing or a fit to fly test with a fit to fly certificate, AlphaBiolabs provides this as part of their overall PCR testing service.

PCR testing for Birmingham businesses

AlphaBiolabs is an award-winning and UKAS-accredited testing laboratory. The company specialises in COVID-19 testing and also offers workplace PCR testing for Birmingham businesses and two onsite COVID-19 test. 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. The samples for both of these tests can be taken by the employee themselves or overseen by a company nurse or occupational health professional.

Enquire about PCR testing in Birmingham

For further information on any of these COVID-19 tests for members of the public or workplace customers in Birmingham, please contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300, or email info@alphabiolabs.com AlphaBiolabs has a Walk-in Centre in Birmingham (appointment only) based at Soho Road Primary Care Centre, 241–251 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 9RY.