Covid-19 Testing options

Antigen and Antibody Laboratory analysis, Rapid screening instrument and devices

We provide a number of Covid-19 sample collection and accredited testing options, including:

  • PCR antigen Laboratory analysis, suitable for flight requirements.
  • Antibody Laboratory analysis.
  • Portable, Laboratory grade instruments with rapid results.
  • Instant antibody testing devices.
  • Surface swab testing.

Please see these options in more detail below.

Covid Screening

PCR Antigen Laboratory analysis

The antigen test will detect the virus before it has been cleared by the immune system. Essentially it tests whether someone has the virus at the time of sampling. The Laboratory test detects the genetic material (RNA) of the SARS-Cov-2 virus. A sample is collected from the deep nasal area using a swab.

Results are typically available within 24hrs of the sample arriving at the Laboratory (these may vary).

Please contact us for available sample collection locations.

Antibody Laboratory analysis

The antibody test will detect infections after the immune system has produced antibodies which recognise the virus. These antibodies may remain in the bloodstream long after the patient has recovered from the virus.

A blood sample is taken and sent to the Laboratory where they analyse the sample for the antibodies. If antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus are present in the sample this indicates the donor has previously been exposed to the virus.

Results are typically available within 48hrs of the sample arriving at the Laboratory. Please contact us from sample collection locations.

Portable Laboratory grade instrument

A fully automated, fully enclosed portable point of care system offering a PCR analysis process.

Key benefits:

  • Samples can be analysed in under 40 minutes.
  • Fully sealed reagent cartridges, no sample preparation required.
  • 8 analysers can be combined for a higher throughput.
  • The analyser can also be used for other common respiratory diseases, STI, urinary tract, CLD and Influenza.

For detailed information, please contact us.

Covid Screening

Surface swab testing

The surface swab test is designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus on all types of surface to provide you with confidence that the cleaning and decontamination methods used in your working environment are effective.

The swabs provided are used to sample exposed surface areas in office spaces, communal areas, production lines, medical facilities, vehicles and general public areas.

The test screens for the envelope gene present in a broad range of SARS-coronaviruses and then uses a RT-PCR test to confirm the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Covid Screening