COVID-19 PCR Tests
Test for Travel & Test to Release (day 5):
We offer a comprehensive PCR testing service for travel and test to release (day 5) via our JDOC 365 @ Sabel Pharmacy clinic.
All bookings and payments for the test for travel and test to release PCR tests must be made through JDOC 365. Confirmation of results and letters will be emailed to you from Sabel Pharmacy.
If you are travelling to a country that accepts them, we can also do a rapid lateral flow test with results within 60 minutes, which can be booked through ourselves below. Both our lateral flow and PCR tests are conducted at our Chiswick branch.
Travelling to the USA, France, Portugal, Germany or Italy:
Many countries have started accepting approved lateral flow/rapid antigen tests for travel. These include the USA, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy and The Bahamas. if you are travelling to one of these countries you will not need a PCR test and can instead get an approved lateral flow test. You will not be able to use the free NHS tests for these countries. Lateral flow tests are cheaper and provide results in less than 60 minutes. Please check if the country you are travelling to accepts them on the Government website before booking.
We offer day 2 and day 8 tests for green and amber countries. These must be booked before you arrive in England. We offer three options of how to do the test. You can either: pick up the test to do at home (and then bring it back to us to be analysed), have the test done at our pharmacy, or have the test dropped off at your home and then collected by us after you have done it. We offer a day 2 and day 8 package if you are travelling from an amber country and not fully vaccinated. To find out more about our day 2 and day 8 tests, click here. You will receive your test code ASAP within our working hours.
For those living or working in Chiswick, or for those staying in hotels in West London and around Heathrow, it is possible for us to come to you for an additional cost. Please contact us directly for more information here
Day 2 Tests
Day 2 & 8 Test Packages
Lateral Flow for Travel
Lateral flow (rapid antigen) tests tell you if you have the COVID-19 virus now, with results delivered in less than 60 minutes. Unlike the free NHS tests, the lateral flow tests that we provide are accepted by some countries for travel purposes.
The aim of a COVID Antigen test is to detect the presence of a protein, which is part of the SARS-Cov-2 virus; that is the cause of COVID-19. These tests have been accepted by some countries for travelling. If you are travelling, please check the country you are travelling to accepts the rapid antigen test. You will receive an email confirming your COVID status.
NB: Antigen testing is not as accurate as lab-based PCR testing, which is currently considered the Gold Standard for COVID testing.
Unlike some other lateral flow providers, the results you will recieve are approved by a lab. When you recieve your results certificate you will get a QR code which links to the lab portal so you dont have to worry about your result being approved.
Cancellation of Day 2 & Day 8 Tests:
Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for Day 2 or Day 8 PCR tests.