We are pleased that we can now offer the Rapid Coronavirus COVID-19 Antigen Test. You will visit a Nomad clinic, where nurse will take a two stage swab sample from the nose & throat. The sample will be tested for COVID-19 antigens in-clinic, giving a result in 15 minutes. As our clinicians take swab samples from two locations in the nose & throat, the Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test has an accuracy rate similar to the PCR test – higher than most other antigen tests available.
Please ensure you read and understand the following important information:
- This test is not suitable for anyone travelling to a destination that requires a negative COVID PCR test. This test is only suitable for those travelling to some destinations that require a negative COVID test. It is your responsibility to confirm the entry requirements for your destination & ensure you undertake the correct test to meet those requirements
- This is for in-clinic Rapid Coronavirus Antigen testing at select Nomad locations. For home testing, order a PCR self test swab kit
- This test kit is for detection of the live coronavirus indicating a current infection. To determine whether you were previously infected with the virus, you will require Coronavirus Antibody Testing In-Clinic
HOW MUCH DOES THE RAPID COVID-19 ANTIGEN TEST COST?
The Rapid Coronavirus Antigen Test costs £80 for one person.
HOW DOES THE RAPID COVID-19 ANTIGEN TEST WORK?
Book an Appointment at your local Nomad clinic below or call us on 01341 555061. A Nomad clinician will take your swab sample in-clinic during an appointment. To ensure the highest rates of accuracy we can, the clinician will take your sample from two locations in the nose & throat. Your sample will be tested by your clinician, during your appointment, using the lamina flow method. This method returns a result in 15 minutes. Testing will identify whether the COVID-19 coronavirus virus is present. If the virus is present in your sample, you are currently infected with COVID-19.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY RAPID CORONAVIRUS ANTIGEN TEST RESULTS?
Once analysis of your sample is complete, your clinician will interpret your results for you. They will produce a travel certificate for you that indicates your result to meet destination entry requirements.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE RESULTS OF THE RAPID CORONAVIRUS ANTIGEN TEST?
Your results documents will include your results, which will be either Negative, Positive or Inconclusive. You will be provided with information to help you understand your coronavirus in-clinic test results. If your results is negative, your clinician will produce a certificate for you to take away with you. If your test results is inconclusive, you will be retested by your clinician. If your result is positive, you will be required to immediately leave the clinic premises, return home to self-isolate and to contact NHS Covid tracking teams on 119.
CAN I USE THIS RAPID ANTIGEN TEST TO HELP ME WITH INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND RETURN TO WORK?
Yes – You may be able to use this test as a means of supporting entry to another country or for return to work purposes. There are currently inconsistencies with both return to work and international travel regulations. Different countries and employers have different regulations, and these regulations are changing rapidly. You must check with your employer, insurer and airline as to their individual & specific constraints around travel & COVID-19 testing. This certificate helps to support the validity of your test result. If your destination/employer requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test, this test is not suitable.
Book Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Test
In-clinic COVID-19 rapid antigen testing is currently available at select Nomad clinic locations. Select your local clinic below to book an appointment or call 01341 555061
Throughout the pandemic, Nomad is committed to continue to provide travel health and COVID testing services to the public. We expect anyone to booking services with us to be aware of and adhering to any current law relating to permittable reasons for international travel. The details of which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus. Clients should also be aware of restrictions relating to travel inside the UK, particularly in relation to crossing the English/Welsh border, the details of which can be found here: https://gov.wales/alert-level-4