Quick and accurate testing for the COVID-19 virus is one of the best ways to prevent it from spreading and to help you get your life moving. If you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you have any symptoms you are concerned about, then you should arrange to get a test as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, testing sites can be tricky to access, inconvenient, or unavailable in your area. You can also end up waiting a long time for certain results. To be certain of quick and accurate results, you need to use a trusted private healthcare provider like Ghosh Medical.
Ghosh Medical offers lateral flow tests in Chester with results in as little as 30 minutes. We have specialised for years in testing and screening, meaning the results you get from us will be accurate and the care you receive will be the highest quality. All of our tests are performed by our skilled medical staff to give you total peace of mind.
Lateral Flow Testing
The lateral flow test is the fastest COVID-19 test available, with results in as little as 30 minutes. It works by detecting the live virus in a sample provided from your nose and throat. The test is 99.68% accurate in identifying the protein unique to the COVID-19 virus.
When you book your appointment for a lateral flow test, you can choose to have your test in either our clinic in Chester or in the comfort of your own home. Our clinicians will be careful to observe the highest hygiene standards to ensure your safety throughout.
The test consists of a long swab being used to take a sample from the back of your throat and nose. This sample is then immersed in a liquid solution before being applied to a test strip with a results indicator.
The results usually take 30 minutes and our clinicians will be able to talk you through your results and help you with any precautions or safety measures you may want to introduce.
If you have a positive result you will need to start self-isolating immediately. You will also need to alert your household and anyone you have been in contact with recently so that they can take the necessary precautions
In addition to individual testing, we also offer tests for teams and workforces.
Doing group testing allows your business to flow more naturally and easily. There are fewer delays and staff can carry on without worrying about their health and safety in the workplace.
Our clinicians can also offer you advice on tailored PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) solutions for your workplace and staff.
If you are interested in using our group testing service, please get in touch so that we can make the necessary arrangements and have a large enough supply of test kits.
Lateral Test Benefits
- 99.68% accurate
- Results in 30 minutes
- Able to detect the virus in asymptomatic patients
- Available for £150
Booking a Lateral Flow Test
Use our online booking form to select an appointment, or call 0333 200 3338 with any queries.
Our friendly and professional team will handle all enquiries politely and discreetly and ensure you get the highest level of care.
FAQs about Covid-19 fit to fly tests for air passengers
Do I need to take a test even if I have no symptoms?
Covid-19 is a virus that some people can carry without displaying any symptoms - they are what is known as ‘asymptomatic’. This being without symptoms is more common among young people, but does affect older adults, and is one of the very reasons that tests before flying make sense.
Can I do my coronavirus test myself at home?
While it is possible to purchase home testing kits, at Ghosh Medical Group, we want you to have the confidence that the results of your test are accurate and that any certificate we issue relates to the correct individual. This is why we carry out all covid-19 tests personally via one of our CQC registered healthcare professionals who will take your sample before it is sent off for analysis.
What do I do if my coronavirus test is negative?
A negative test means that you were not infected with coronavirus when you took the test, so you will be able to stick to your travel plans. Be sure to take your fit to fly certificate with you to smooth your entry into certain countries and avoid the need to quarantine..
What do I do if my coronavirus test is positive?
If the results of your covid test are positive then you and your household should isolate and all the people that you have been in contact with up to 2 days before you developed symptoms should be contacted, so that these people can be aware and tested themselves if they show symptoms of Covid-19. You will need to cancel your travel plans.
What if I feel unable to have a throat/nose swab taken as part of a test?
A throat and nose swab test will measure active levels of coronavirus in the body and is the only private PCR test that we offer which will tell whether you are still infected and infective. Other types of tests including the rapid antibody test and lab based antibody test involve blood samples and are only able to detect a previous coronavirus infection. For Covid-19 travel test certificates the requirement is a negative PCR swab test.
How do I know if my destination requires me to undertake a Covid-19 test before flying?
The situation with Covid-19 is a rapidly changing one and the rules imposed by airlines and countries vary and can quickly change. We recommend that you ask your airline for specific advice and check the advice provided by the Foreign Office for your destination.
What should I do if I start to display covid-19 symptoms before travel?
If you have symptoms of Covid-19 then you should not travel. Some airlines carry out temperate and other checks on people before they travel so it is possible that you would be detected at this point. Airlines are within their rights to refuse to allow anyone to travel if they suspect they have symptoms such as a high temperature or a persistent new cough.
COVID-19 PCR Testing Online Booking
You can now book your test online via the following link:
Should a convenient time not be available please contact a member of the team.
Very helpful receptionist,we obtained more information about preparing for holiday from her than we were able to obtain from anywhere else,also the test was much easier than I thought it would be.
Speedy and efficient service from a great, friendly team
Again, no issues at all, asked for appointment and with very little notice I was accommodated quickly and efficiently. Once the booking is made confirmation very quickly sent and clear timely reminders sent.
- A convenient and effective way for you to access private health care services when you need it.
- We can tailor your treatment to your needs
- A range of finance and payment options available
- We offer a friendly, trustworthy and above-all-else familiar service.