All Chinese and foreign passengers who are to fly to China are now required to take nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests. Please check your travel requirements before travel as these are changing rapidly during the Pandemic.
Expedited Service - Fast & Convenient Test
We provide an expedited PHE/UKAS ISO 15189 accredited path lab based testing service. Proven in practice using gold standard assays this has been accepted by all the airlines and destination countries including China.
There are two delivery options for your test:
1. Test kits delivered to your chosen address with courier to Laboratory.
2. Swab and blood test appointment at our London laboratory clinic
Option 1. You simply place your order online selecting the option titled Expedited - test kit shipped to you. If ordered before 12 noon your China test kits will be despatched the same working day. DPD 24h tracked service then aims to deliver the tests to you the following working day. Orders received by us after midday Friday, Saturday and Sunday and UK bank holidays will be sent to you on the first working day after the weekend for receipt the following day.
Option 2 You simply place you order online selecting the Expedited with London clinic appointment option. We will then arrange with you a clinic appointment for your test.
China entry requires sampling for the nucleic acid & IgM antibody within 48 hours before boarding your flight so the time window is tight. To speed up total turnaround time on this service it is best to order the tests well in advance. So, for peace of mind you will have the test ready or clinic appointment ready to test as early as possible within the allowed time frame. If you have received test kits in advance unused tests will not spoil when you order ahead of time.
At the earliest allowed sampling time, complete the test at our clinic or use a same day courier to return the samples to the Lab. We can arrange this for you. Depending on where you live extra courier charges may apply. After receipt of the samples our accredited Lab reports the test results to you by email the day after receipt of your swab and blood sample. This includes your test certificate and fit to fly certification.
For option 2. we will arrange an appointment to take the samples at our laboratory in London. This can be arranged at your convenience for instance on the same day you visit the Chinese embassy or to fit in with other arrangements you may have in London.
We will work as best we can to get your test processed as quickly as possible. We are confident that the timelines we have advised as above are achievable in almost all cases.
This service can be tailored to your needs by one of our consultants. Due to the nature of travel we know that sometimes you'll need things last minute before a flight departure. Or sometimes your flight time and window for testing is just too tight to get the result in time.
Our personal attention reduces the risk of any delay and we can react quickly as needs arise or should a delay occur. If necessary we can arrange a personal same day courier that delivers your test kits, waits while you do the test and delivers back to the lab for processing with results and certification the following day.
One of our testing consultants will work with you by email and phone where necessary to get the result back to you as quickly as possible.
Simply order the China expedited service online. This provides a deposit, confirms your test and access to one of our consultants 7 days a week. There may be more courier charges for example if a dedicated same day courier service is incurred depending on your location and the urgency of your test.
Terms of Service Your online payment includes the Covid-19 PCR swab and IgM blood test and lab report certification to meet requirements to fly to main land China. Of course as with any provider in a pandemic we can’t guarantee the times described above. While it’s very unlikely that we won’t achieve these targets, we need to make all travellers aware that the prioritised works streams in our labs and couriers are amongst the fastest and best in the UK. However in the current situation labs can experience very high volumes of requests. We cannot take responsibility for any travel disruption, but rest assured, we will be working with you all the way to make sure your China travel is successful. You will ultimately be responsible for the quality of the samples you provide and any additional fees arising from your tests. Our Laboratory and Clinical Partners will be processing healthcare related data. By ordering your test you consent to allow us and our Laboratory partners to process your order. This means confidentially emailing your order confirmation, payment receipt, despatch delivery note and your results to your chosen email address in addition to contacting you by phone and email when necessary.