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At Ghosh Medical we offer private medical services including a PCR test in Chester. In order to stop the spread of Coronavirus regular testing has become a normal and necessary part of life. Many people can have the active Covid virus without knowing it and without having any symptoms (this is known as asymptomatic. In order to protect yourself and those around you it is important to get tested. Many governing bodies are now requiring PCR tests with a negative result before allowing you to use their services.


You may require a PCR test for some of the following reasons:

Although the NHS does PCR tests, they are not available to the general public, and most governing bodies will only accept results completed and signed off by private healthcare providers.

Our PCR tests are quick and accurate and can be done either in our clinic or in the comfort of your own home. Only qualified healthcare professionals perform the tests and our unique way of handling samples means we are able to track all samples from source to result. This gives you total peace of mind in knowing you will receive accurate and timely results from your test.

Chester PCR Testing

Tests take place in either our clinic or your own home and you can let us know what you would prefer when you make your appointment. 

During the appointment, one of our medical staff will take your sample by using a long swab to collect fluid from the back of your throat and nose. This sample is then carefully labelled and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

The test is not painful, although you may feel slight discomfort. Any discomfort will pass as soon as the swab is removed.


Samples are tested in the laboratory for the live covid virus and your results will be ready within two working days. A negative result means that you did not have the covid virus when you took the test. A positive result means that you had the covid virus when you took the test. If you receive a positive result, you should start self-isolating immediately.

We understand that knowing your result can have a big impact on your life, which is why we have a quick turnaround time on tests. Some results will be back in as little as 12 hours, although we ask that you allow 48 hours or two working days for your results to be available.

As soon as we know your results we will contact you and send you any certificates or documents you may need with the result. You can request your fit-to-fly, fit-to-work, or test-to-release certificate when you make your appointment.

PCR flight testing Chester

Airlines and border authorities now require a fit-to-fly certificate from an NHS trained UK General Medical Council (GMC) doctor before you can fly. This medical must be completed by a private medical provider and within a few days before your departure. Ghosh Medical is fully accredited by the CQC and AKAS to provide you with all necessary medical documentation to allow you to travel easily and take the stress out of your travel plans.


PCR Testing

Need your results quick? We can offer express turnaround of COVID-19 PCR swab testing.

Time to get results **
RT-PCR test
Next day results
RT-PCR test
Same day results *
RT-PCR test
Four hour result turnaround *
Test to Release (Day 5)
Next day results
RT-PCR Day 2 & Day 8 Test Package
Next day results
*RT-PCR appointment needs to be before 4pm for same day results. ** Ghosh Medical Group are not liable for any flight losses and/or external reimbursements should results not be returned within the timescales provided.
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