Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Nasal Testing Service
Tests will be managed and administered by Dears Pharmacy, who will use trained healthcare professionals to take precise samples, that will then be accurately and quickly analysed, producing results within 15 minutes of the sample being taken with no appointment necessary.
The analysis and testing products used are CE-IVD approved from global market leader Boditech, meeting UK and EU regulatory requirements. Features of the tests and service provision include, but are not limited to;
- Phone appointment to secure a test session
- Highly accurate analysis of samples both in terms of sensitivity and specificity.
- Quick results, within 15 minutes of the sample being taken
- Result printout for personal confirmation, and test certificate
- Non-invasive sampling administered by a healthcare professional
- Advise and information on other forms of Covid-19 testing, analysis and control measures.
The below graph illustrates the Boditech sensitivity and specificity performance:
An antigen test indicates presence, of the virus in an individual. This test is suited to early identification of the virus being present, assisting the reduction of it spreading, and helping to provide peace of mind for an individual, on receipt of a negative result.
This test is available in all Dears Pharmacy locations.
The test costs from £49 per person with results in 15 minutes. No appointment necessary for this service. Certificate issued with every test.
Suffering from COVID symptoms:
If you suspect that you may have Covid-19, but only mild symptoms or potential exposure to someone with Covid-19, we recommend that you book a PCR test and, in line with NHS advice, self-isolate for 7 days from when symptoms started. If you live with others you should self-isolate for 14 days from when the first person in the house became ill.
There is no need to call NHS 111 to self-isolate. However, if symptoms have not improved after 14 days, contact NHS 111 online or by phone. If your symptoms worsen at any point please call 111. If you are struggling with your breathing please call 999. Tests are currently only being offered by the NHS to patients who are being admitted to hospital and some NHS frontline staff and some key workers. This leaves many people with uncertainty about the best course of action for their own health.
This service is available in / from the following pharmacies:
Select your preferred pharmacy to visit their page and enquire about this service or just pop in when it suits you.