DELIVERY AND RETURN OF YOUR RT-PCR TEST
Home testing kits are despatched on a next business day delivery service by one of our premier delivery partners that include DPD and FedEx.
To return your sample to the laboratory for analysis simply pack up the samples in the provided transportation bag and bring it to a local DPD drop off point near you, the sample will be shipped on a next day service and full tracking will be provided.
A DPD drop shop is usually a convenience store, pharmacy, supermarket or similar; in fact, you have probably been to one on numerous occasions without even realising!
DPD drop off saves you time by giving you the freedom to operate within your own timeframes and according to your preferred schedule.
Whether you happen to be passing a drop shop location on the school run or daily commute or just happen to be passing by, once a participating store is open, a drop shop is open and willing to accept your sample.
Drop Off Near me
With over 4,500 DPD Drop Off locations dotted around the UK; you can rest assured that you’re never too far away from one. In fact, we have ensured that a drop shop is no more than a few minutes away from 93% of the population.
Some common DPD DropShops include:
- Curry's PC World
- Rowlands Pharmacy
To find your nearest DPD DropShop click here
Alternatively, you can opt for our courier collection service, select this option and were shall arrange for a courier to collect the sample from your home or place of work a day before you require the sample analysed and shipped directly to our lab.
Results are typically issued by Excalibur Healthcare Services within 24 hours* from receipt of sample at the laboratory.
WHAT IS A POSTAL PCR TEST
An easy to use, fully contained self-collection COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that is performed by Excalibur Healthcare Services a UKAS registered laboratory that is included on the government-approved list of UKAS registered labs for General coronavirus testing, Test to Release for international travel and Fit to Fly by clinical laboratory personnel specifically trained in the diagnostic procedure required to conduct this test.
The Fit2Fly SARS CoV2 RT-PCR test can detect less than four viral copies of SARS CoV2 RNA in a sample, making this an exquisitely sensitive method for detecting SARS CoV2. Moreover, our test is 100% specific to the published sequences of all known SARS-CoV-2 variants.
RT-PCR TEST KIT CONTENTS
- CE-IVD Sterile Swab and Specimen tube (containing virus inactivating transport medium).
- Barcode labels with simple online kit registration
- 95 kPa Biohazard transport bag and all return packaging materials in accordance with P650 for UN3373 shipments of Category B infectious substances.
- Laboratory testing is carried out by Excalibur Healthcare Services, a leading pharmaceutical and healthcare laboratory. Result typically within 24 hours* from receipt of sample at the laboratory.
- Full instructions.
ABOUT YOUR TEST
The test can be taken either in the home or workplace without the need for a medical professional and returned to the laboratory using the pre-paid transport bag.
The test is designed for those requiring a COVID free certificate for travel. Test results are typically issued within 24 hours of receipt by our laboratory and results are returned via a PDF Laboratory Certificate of Analysis.
Our COVID-19 PCR test kit uses a simple test kit to obtain a sample (swab) which is then analysed in our lab using a technique called a PCR test. This test will confirm whether you are currently infected with the COVID 19 virus. We suggest that you order your test kit pack as soon as you can and keep it safe until your test date. The test kits are non-perishable and require no special storage. Please check which date you need to take your test to meet your requirements before you purchase a kit online, this will vary from country to country.
Generally, if you place your order prior to 14:00 Monday – Friday, the kit should be despatched that same day. Orders placed after 14:00 on Friday or over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday.
All PCR tests need to be registered with the laboratory immediately prior to the swab sample being returned using the link provided within the sales order confirmation email.
*Please note that the UK government may additionally require you to take a test prior to your return to the UK. This test will have to be organised by you at your destination. These tests can be ordered here
Please be aware that, within the UK, Health is a devolved matter. Specific testing requirements on returning from international destinations may alter depending upon the jurisdiction. Please check the requirements for your UK arrival jurisdiction before ordering test kits.
Please consult the latest Foreign Office guidance on the suitability of this test for your destination. Some destinations may require a swab or a test that is administered by a professional. Due to the constantly changing global environment, DEOS Group.co.uk trading as Fit2FlyPCR is unable to provide specific guidance on this. All purchases are at your own risk.