PCR Travel Test

Due to unprecedented demand for COVID PCR tests, please help us to help you.
Please check the times of your flight and also the allocated window for testing prior to calling/emailing the practice.
This will help us deal with your enquiry quicker.
If you have already emailed, please be patient, we will get back to you as soon as we can.
*Please also note that we are unable to accommodate flights departing on a Tuesday/Wednesday, this is due to the practice being closed at the weekend and the 48 hour turnaround.

PCR Swab Test in Glasgow

PCR is a laboratory-based test that uses a nasal/throat swab sample to detect RNA related to coronavirus.

COVID-19 Fit-to-Fly Testing

Travel restrictions are changing every day during the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. We are presently seeing a need for a test to fly into many countries.

We are able to offer tests which will give you the necessary lab report to enter these countries with no restrictions.

PCR Travel Test: £150
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What is a PCR Test?

PCR is a laboratory-based test that uses a nasal/throat swab sample to detect RNA related to coronavirus.

Why do I need a PCR test for travel/work purposes/access to healthcare?

We are able to offer tests which will give you the necessary lab report to enter these countries with no restrictions.

For popular destinations, you must produce evidence of results from a test taken within 72-hours of your flight.(Please check with your airline – as this timescale sometimes differs) These restrictions apply to all arrivals.

In the UK you cannot use public transportation if you have the virus or if you have the symptoms.

Our testing service will provide you with your results via email within 48 hours of the lab receiving the swab.

Therefore, getting tested is essential for anyone planning on travelling overseas.

When should I book the test?

Our testing service will provide the vast majority of patients with results via email within 48 hours of the lab receiving the swab.

Occasionally problems outwith our control (in the laboratory, or with couriers) mean results are delayed. Therefore, unfortunately, we cannot offer a guarantee that results are back by a specific time.

Can I buy tests, rather than coming to the Glasgow clinic for testing?

Yes. You can buy the kits, please contact us. You will need to return them to our lab using the prepaid envelope.

We recommend booking an in-clinic test for expedited results.

How reliable is the test?

The test has the sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%.

Will the test tell me if I’ve recently had the virus?

No. A PCR test looks for current infection.

What should I do if I receive a positive result?

If you receive a positive result, this means that you are currently infected with COVID-19, and you could pose a risk to others around you. Therefore, you should self-isolate immediately, and inform those you have been in contact within the last 7 days in case this result affects them.

Also, you must consent to enter the NHS Track & Trace with a positive result

If you would like further information on what you should do if you receive a positive result, you should visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or contact the NHS on 111.

Service available to:

Asymptomatic patients where a negative PCR test is required prior to essential travel .

Invalid results

On a very rare occasion, a person’s swab will come back with a result as INVALID.

This can happen if there is not enough moisture in the throat or nasal cavities and therefore not enough viral DNA is collected to enable a successful test.

Please be aware that if this happens, there will not be enough time to carry out a second swab and you will not have a result to enable you to travel.

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Linnea Blair

“I have had persistent neck and shoulder discomfort for some time. Regular visits to my local GP did not help. I was recommended to see Dr Sheila O’Neil who gave me a check-up and recommended that I see her physiotherapist colleague, Vicky Graham. I have had three sessions of physiotherapy and have regained full mobility in my neck and shoulders and feel a great deal better. I am very grateful to Dr Sheila and expect, with my husband, to sign up with her as regular patients.”

Mrs Johnston

We took our 2 year old son in to see Dr O’Neill for a meningitis B vaccination recently. Due to shortages of the vaccine, we had been on a waiting list with a well-known high street pharmacist for months without knowing when they would get stock in. We came across Glasgow Medical Rooms who had the vaccination and we managed to get our son booked in the next day. The clinic was very smart and easy to access in the city centre too. Dr O’Neill was great at dealing with our toddler. It was a relief to get the jabs sorted so quickly and would highly recommend the service to others.”

Mrs Crawford

“Dr. Sheila O’Neill and her team quite literally saved my life. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Diagnosis of a serious condition that had been misdiagnosed by three hospitals took less than 2 weeks, including an MRI. Setting aside the professionalism, they are also just extremely nice people. Imagine a GP that truly cares and will be calling the patient after hours to see how they are getting on – that is what I got from Dr. Sheila O’Neill. There are no superlatives that adequately describe the service. Great. Fantastic. Superb.”

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