COVID-19 can interrupt your work, lifestyle, and home life. Waiting for test results can also mean interrupting plans or putting things on hold.
If you have any of the COVID symptoms (such as a new or continuous cough, high temperature, or sore throat), or if you have been in close proximity with someone who has COVID, then you need to get tested as soon as possible to make sure you are not carrying the virus. Getting fast results is important to you and those closest to you.
Getting a covid test can be difficult and you can end up waiting days for results. Testing sites are often also difficult to get to or are simply inconvenient or unavailable. The best way to be sure of quick and accurate results is to go through a private healthcare provider.
At Ghosh Medical, we are proud to be able to offer lateral flow tests on the Wirral in both our clinics or in the comfort of your own home. We are a fully accredited medical team specialising in medical tests and screenings. All of our tests are completed by trained medical staff to ensure the highest quality of care and accurate results every time.
Our lateral flow covid tests allow you to find out your results within 30 minutes so that you can get back to your day without worrying about your health or putting those around you in danger.
Lateral Flow Test Procedure
You can book your test with us easily online and choose an appointment time that suits you.
During your appointment, one of our staff will use a long swab to take a sample from the back of your throat and nose. This sample is put into a special solution and once they have properly bonded the solution is put on a test strip to detect the virus.
The lateral flow test detects the COVID-19 virus when it is at its peak in your system, but is effective in detecting the virus in both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. The test has an accuracy level of 99.68% and can provide you with the peace of mind you need regarding your health.
Results from the test are available in just 30 minutes.
Group and Individual Tests
Whether you are testing for yourself or are responsible for a team of people, we have a testing solution to suit your needs.
Workplace health and safety officers can arrange for their teams to receive regular testing through Ghosh Medical to save time and relieve the burden of worrying about covid in the workplace. We can come to your workplace if necessary to carry out the tests and will follow all necessary procedures to ensure testing is carried out safely.
Group testing allows for workplaces to start functioning normally again as the fast results from the lateral flow test mean you won’t wait days for results.
If you require testing for a large workforce or team please contact us so that we can make arrangements for you for the best testing and care. We can also advise on workplace safety and tailored PPE solutions.
Lateral Flow Test Benefits
- Works quickly with results in 30 minutes
- Detects the live virus even if there are no symptoms
- No need for blood tests or needles
- 99.68% accuracy
- Only £150
Lateral Flow Test Results
When you receive your results, our clinicians will be able to advise you next steps and a safety plan if necessary. There are three results that could be returned:
A negative result means that no active virus has been found in your sample and you do not have COVID-19.
A positive result means that you have the active virus and have COVID-19. You should start self-isolating immediately and alert anyone in your household or whom you have been in close contact with to let them know that they should also get tested.
An inconclusive result means that there was a fault somewhere in the test and you will need to retake the test for an accurate result.
Book a Lateral Flow Test in Wirral
Use our easy online booking form to book a lateral flow test or call 0333 200 3338 to speak to someone or ask any questions you might have about the test.
FAQs about Covid-19 fit to fly tests for air passengers
How soon from my flight should I take my PCR swab test?
The period of time from your flight and when you should take your PCR test will depend on your particular airline and their rules so check with them first. Test results can take up to 48 hours (but can be as little as 12 hours) to come back from the lab, so you need to allow sufficient time for that and for any certification about your eligibility to fly to be prepared for you.
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 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.
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.
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