Coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing
Well Travelled Clinics now provides Covid-19 testing where it is required for occupational/travel health purposes, in order to enter specific countries.
Please see further details below on the tests provided. Both tests require an appointment at Well Travelled Clinics’ Liverpool branch. Please call 0151 705 3223 to book an appointment.
Covid-19 PCR (swab) testing
Turnaround time: 2-3 days
Covid-19 PCR testing: Molecular testing (PCR Swab) will identify people with the virus. PCR tests use swab samples taken from the throat and back of the nose by a doctor or nurse. We are offering this test to those who require it for occupational and travel health purposes, those who are symptomatic should access the test for free via the usual (NHS) routes.
Covid-19 IgG Antibody testing:
Turnaround time: 1-2 days
Antibody testing: Can tell whether a person has been previously infected. Most patients who recover from coronavirus have been found to produce antibodies, but it is not yet known if an individual with a positive result showing presence of IgG levels following being infected with SARS-CoV-2 will be protected, either fully or partially from future infection, or for how long protective immunity may last.
Testing should be undertaken 14 days or more following exposure or onset of symptoms. The incubation period of COVID-19 ranges from between 1 to 14 days, with the majority of cases manifesting with symptoms at 3 - 5 days.