Benefits of the RT-PCR Saliva test
Used to detect whether or not you are currently carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
The test is validated as having 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity. It is CE marked and results are performed in our partners IS015189 UK laboratory that is approved to share information with Public Health England (PHE).
Compared to alternative COVID-19 testing solutions, such as a PCR swab test, the saliva testing kit is much more user-friendly and non-invasive for improved sample collection and increased accuracy.
Recent studies show that a high percentage of people show no clinical symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, making testing vitally important, particularly for employees who have returned to work or patients who are undergoing treatment, during the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID test PCR Laboratory Saliva Testing kit can be used for the rapid testing of employees to help employers isolate carriers from the workplace, and patients before receiving treatment. In both cases, this PCR saliva test can help employers/employees and patients/clinicians respectively to make informed decisions quickly during the coronavirus pandemic.
How to Use
Its a simple test you can do in your own home or by your GP/Healthcare professional. All test kits come with an easy to follow guide on how to perform the test.
Sample collection precaution: Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum for 30 minutes before giving your saliva sample.
Once your sample has been collected, simply send to our laboratory as soon as possible using the special packaging provided.
Test Kit contents
1. At viral loads of 750 copies/ml (LOD) testing, based on studies using laboratory based ISO approved RNA control spike-in material. Whilst research is ongoing, median viral load in saliva of confirmed cases has been measured at 52 log (160,000 copies/cubic ml.
Fast & Convenient Home Test
We provide an inclusive Royal Mail 24 tracked next day and PHE/UKAS accredited path lab based testing service. You simply place your order online. Royal Mail aim to deliver the test to you the following working day. If ordered before 12 noon your kit will be despatched the same working day. Orders received after midday Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be sent to you on the first working day after the weekend for receipt the following day. Royal Mail due to covid are not guaranteeing next day delivery on this service so for planning please be aware in many instance this service can take at least 48 hours. To speed up total turnaround time you can order the kits in advance. So you have the test ready to test as early as possible within the allowed time window. Unused tests will not spoil if you order ahead of time.
You then simply follow the enclosed instructions to return the sample to the Lab via inclusive Royal Mail 24 service, or courier of your choice. After receipt of the sample our accredited Lab reports the test results to you by email the day after swab receipt