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PCR testing is a vital service that can be performed in Cardiff, if:

  • you have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service
  • a member of your family, or a friend or colleague is feeling unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • someone you have recently come into contact with is displaying COVID-19 symptoms
  • you are planning to visit elderly or vulnerable friends or relatives
  • your child, or someone in your child’s school bubble, has been sent home to self-isolate
  • you intend to travel internationally within the next 72 hours and require a travel PCR test report or fit to fly certificate

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 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.

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

How does PCR testing in Cardiff 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 COVID-19 virions (SARS-CoV-2), 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.

The testing kit is posted out to your home in Cardiff 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.

The 100% accurate test is from AlphaBiolabs, an award-winning and UKAS-accredited testing laboratory, which also has a Walk in Centre in Cardiff. The company specialises in DNA, drug, alcohol and COVID-19 testing and also offers a workplace PCR testing service and two onsite COVID-19 tests in Cardiff 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. 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.

To enquire about PCR testing in Cardiff:

For further information on any of these COVID-19 tests for members of the public or workplace customers, please contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300, or email info@alphabiolabs.com

AlphaBiolabs’ Cardiff Walk-in Centre (appointment only) is based in Grange Medical Practice, 25 Bishop Street, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 6PG.

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