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As the rate of coronavirus infection remains high across Greater Manchester, PCR testing in Manchester can help stop the spread of this harmful virus. Hundreds of people are testing positive each week in the area and all 10 boroughs remain at the Government’s highest level. Manchester continues to the be the worst affected area in the region and remains one of the UK’s coronavirus hotspots.

The high student population in Manchester has been blamed by some for the rapid spread of COVID-19. Many of these students may not be showing any symptoms (asymptomatic). Data show that up to 80% of people infected with COVID-19 will show no symptoms or only minor ones. It is therefore essential that anyone testing positive start quarantining to avoid any further spread of the virus.

If anyone starts showing symptoms such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you need to take a COVID-19 PCR test.

Accurate Private PCR testing at home in Manchester

The AlphaBiolabs home COVID-19 PCR test detects the presence of COVID-19-specific RNA within a positive sample. This 100% accurate test can be posted out to you so you can take your samples in your own home. 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 the testing laboratory in pre-paid, tracked-return packaging. You will receive your results by email the next working day.

If positive you can start quarantining and limit contact with your family, friends and colleagues. If negative, you are not infective.

The home COVID-19 PCR test is performed by local UKAS-accredited laboratory AlphaBiolabs. Last year, AlphaBiolabs was crowned Manchester Evening News Business of the Year 2019 (Turnover £1–5 million).

Fit to fly and PCR testing for travel

Many countries have imposed varying entry restrictions and requirements including a negative COVID-19 PCR travel report that must be undertaken with the last 48, 72, 96 hours of travel or a fit to fly test with a fit to fly certificate.

The AlphaBiolabs’ PCR testing service includes this as standard.

Workplace PCR testing in Manchester

AlphaBiolabs specialises in COVID-19 testing and also offers two onsite COVID-19 testing services in Manchester for workplace customers along with PCR testing tailored to businesses. 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 further information on PCR testing in Manchester or any of these COVID-19 tests, please contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300, or email info@alphabiolabs.com

AlphaBiolabs has a Manchester Walk-in Centre (appointment only) based at 10 St John Street, Manchester, M3 4DW.

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