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Anyone done Covid testing privately?

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RoseGoldEagle Sat 26-Sep-20 08:48:24

Been looking at getting some private test kits, none of us has symptoms right now but we had such a wait for our last test when DS had a cough, and were off work for ages, which ends up being more costly than a private test would have been. But turnaround time seems to be 2 or 3 days from when the lab receives your sample so no quicker than the NHS really (although I guess if you ordered the test in already you wouldn’t have the delay of finding a test in the first place). Has anyone tested privately and had a good experience?

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dameofdilemma Sat 26-Sep-20 10:57:31

We used Summerfield. Results were available the day after we posted the tests back.

AlexaShutUp Sat 26-Sep-20 11:02:00

We're thinking of doing this in work. Make you that the test you get has a CE mark. Also, check the expiry date - I have seen some that last for 6 months but others that have to be used within 30 days. Not quite sure what the difference is.

They're mostly in the region of £150 per test.

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sat 26-Sep-20 11:11:05

If we have symptoms we can get tested at work - results back in 90 minutes.

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