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PCR Day 2 & 8 Tests

Day 2 & 8 testing for Amber & Green International Arrivals

(Home Test)

PCR Test Only

Gold standard antigen testing with high specificity and sensitivity

(Home Test)

PCR Test to Release

Be released from quarantine early and save 5 out of your 10 day quarantine

(Home Test)

PCR Fit to Fly

Get a fit to fly certificate with your PCR test that you can take to the airport

(Home Test)

* You can purchase a Fit to Fly to complement any Green Test (Day 2) or Amber Test (Day 2 & 8) or a Test to Release to go with your Amber Test (Day 2 & 8), but should make a separate booking for these to ensure that they are dispatched on the correct Days. All booking pages allow you to select one test type after submitting your basic contact details. The options are

 

International Travel Day 2 (Green Countries) (£55)

International Travel Day2 Day8 (Amber Countries) (£98)

International Travel Day2 (Amber* Countries - NHS Fully Vaccinated) (£55)

Fit to Fly (£55)

Test to Release (£55)

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Day 2 and 8 Tests Now Available From £49

Gold standard PCR Day 2 & 8 Tests for Amber and Green Travel

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Covid-19 Home Tests Nationwide

Get Tested From Home in 48 Hours

By offering the NHS recommended gold standard PCR you can determine if you have an active infection of Covid-19.

The PCR test is currently being used to test people traveling out of and entering the UK and also by those who may want to get tested due to its excellent ability to determine the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Who are iGen Testing?

We are a UKAS registered provider of home test (self-swab) PCR kits, allowing people to get tested in the comfort of their own homes across the UK, making the process as simple as possible, whether you are arriving or flying out from any UK airport or just want to get tested. Avoid making two trips to the airport before flying out with Fit to Fly or end your quarantine early with the Test to Release programme.

How do I get Tested?

With all of our tests you will need to Book Online and pay. You can book a test the same day or book in advance. You will receive a confirmation email (containing your Passenger Locator Number) and a receipt.

You have the option at booking to collect from our partner laboratory in Cambridge. If you select courier, for Nationwide delivery, for all PCR tests we will then send out a courier (DPD) who will deliver your swab. You should then activate your kit and return this using the instructions provided to our laboratory for testing. You will receive the results within 24Hrs of receipt at the lab. For the Fit to Fly you and Test to Release you will receive a certificate confirming your result which you will either need to take with you to the airport or which will allow you to end your quarantine.  

 

If returning from Green countries you will need to conduct a Day 2 test and if returning from Amber countries you will need to conduct a Day 2 and 8 test. Test to Release (Day 5) is optional for Amber Countries and can allow you to reduce your 10 Day quarantine. You should book this separately from your Day 2 and 8 test to ensure delivery on the correct day.

 

You need to read the section Before Your Test in advance of your appointment to make sure you have everything you need.

What Tests Do You Offer?

At the moment we offer a full range of PCR Home Tests. This includes the PCR Test Only, PCR Fit to Fly and PCR Test to Release. These all offer you the ability to obtain a gold standard antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 in the comfort of your own home with professional laboratory testing. We plan to offer Lateral Flow and Antibody Home Testing soon so check back for updates.

How Do I Book My Test?

To book your test simply go to Book Online where you can select the type of PCR test you require, choose a delivery time and day that suits you and book for multiple people at once. You will receive a confirmation email and QR code, which you must keep with you and present to our courier.

How Much Does It Cost?

The tests cost £199 for a PCR Test Only and PCR Fit to Fly and £210 for a PCR Test to Release. These all include laboratory analysis and free home delivery. The PCR Fit to Fly also includes a Fit to Fly certificate, whereas the PCR Test to Release includes a Test to Release Certificate.

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your test a courier will be sent out to you according to the delivery time you selected and on the day you selected. They will check your confirmation email and QR code, then provide you with the swab kit and wait whilst you self-swab before delivering the swab to our laboratory for analysis.

What is a PCR Test?

A PCR test amplifies the viral RNA, specifically the viral N gene of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is used by the NHS as the gold standard of antigen detection to determine active infection and therefore cases of Covid-19 disease.

Do You Offer Fit to Fly?

Yes. When you buy a PCR Fit to Fly Home Test you will receive a Fit to Fly certificate, which, if you test negative can be presented to your airline and which will permit you to fly. You should still check the specific requirements of your airline and the country to which you are travelling.

You should also make sure you order your test in the specific time window that is allowed by the receiving country and your airline to make sure that it is accepted. Please note our tests can take up to 24 hours to get the results.

Do You Offer Test to Release?

Yes. The test to release scheme is only applicable to non red list countries. If you enter from a non red list country then you may shorten your 10 day quarantine by taking an optional PCR test on day 5 of your quarantine.  This will allow you to release yourself from quarantine after 5 days if the result is negative.

You must still, however, conduct your day 2 and day 8 government PCR test whether or not you are able to release from quarantine by taking your optional private test on day 5. We are not able to offer your the day 2 or day 8 tests as these are not administered by private providers, however this may change.

Will Your Test Detect New Strains?

Yes. Our tests amplify regions of the Viral RNA that are highly conserved and as such are less mutable. Therefore the detection process tests for sequence common to the conventional SARS-CoV-2 virus and new strains.

Are We a Government Approved Test Provider?

Yes. We have submitted our application for UKAS registration for ISO standard 15189. We can therefore be seen on the UKAS list of covid test providers. We can also be seen on the .gov List of Providers: Test to Release for International Travel and List of Providers: General Testing.

We also comply with submitting all of our results to Public Health England.

Where Do You Deliver?

At present we generally only deliver to the following London postcodes free.

 

E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E16, E17, E18, E20, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7. N8, N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N16, N17, N18, N19, N20, N1C, NW1, NW2, NW3, NW4, NW5, NW6, NW7, NW8, NW9, NW10, NW11, SE1, SE2, SE3, SE4, SE5, SE6, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE11, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE18, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27, SE28, SW1, SW2, SW3, SW4, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW8, SW9, SW10, SW11, SW12, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19, SW20, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W9, W10, W11, W12, W13, WC1, WC2.

We will deliver to other postcodes, and within the M25, but an extra free may be added so please contact us. We have plans to offer testing in the Sussex area soon too, so please check back or contact us for details.

Can I Cancel My Test?

You can cancel your test at any time.  However, you will not be entitled to a refund if you cancel within 24 hours of having booked your test. This is due to the costs incurred throughout our supply chain.

Can I Book Multiple Home Tests for a Group?

Yes. You can book for any number of people.  You will have to provide a delivery address and the details of each patient requiring a test. If you intend to book for a group of more than 5 please contact us so that we can arrange for multiple tests to be sent out. You can also receive a 5% discount on more than 5 tests.

I Am An Employer, Do You Provide Tests For Businesses?

Yes. We can organise corporate and occupational testing for your business. Please contact us and we can arrange to deliver tests to your workplace that will allow you to test your employees at once and get fast turnaround times, so that you can have peace of mind that your workplace is covered.

What If I Test Positive?

If you test positive you should self quarantine along with the government guidelines and we will report your results to NHS Test and Trace along with Public Health England.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Tests Do You Offer?


We offer a full range of PCR Home Tests and now also site testing. This includes the PCR Test Only, PCR Fit to Fly and PCR Test to Release and Day 2 and 8 Tests for Green and Amber countries. These all offer you the ability to obtain a gold standard antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 in the comfort of your own home with professional laboratory testing. Alternatively you can use our site for unsupervised self-swabs. We plan to offer Lateral Flow and Antibody Home Testing soon so check back for updates.




How Do I Book My Test?


To book your test simply go to Book Online where you can select the type of PCR test you require, choose a delivery time and day that suits you and book for multiple people at once. You will receive a confirmation email (with Passenger Locator Number) and receipt. For site testing click on the links on the home page for Amber countries or green countries.




How Much Does It Cost?


The tests cost £55 for a PCR Test Only, £55 for a PCR Fit to Fly, £55 for a PCR Test to Release, £55 for a Day 2 Test and £98 for a Day 2 & 8 Test. These all include laboratory analysis and free home delivery. The PCR Fit to Fly also includes a Fit to Fly certificate, whereas the PCR Test to Release includes a Test to Release Certificate. For unsupervised site testing it costs £19 for a Day 2 test and £29 for a Day 2 and 8 test.




What Happens After I Book?


After you book your test a courier will be sent out to you according to the delivery day you selected (for Fit to Fly) and on your day 1 for Day 2 and Day 2 & 8 tests. They will then provide you with the swab kit. You should self-swab using the instructions provided before sending back the the swab to our laboratory for analysis. For site testing you will be sent details on what to do when you arrive.




What Is a PCR Test?


A PCR test amplifies the viral RNA, specifically the viral N gene of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is used by the NHS as the gold standard of antigen detection to determine active infection and therefore cases of Covid-19 disease.




Do you Offer Fit to Fly?


Yes. When you buy a PCR Fit to Fly Home Test you will receive a Fit to Fly certificate, which, if you test negative can be presented to your airline and which will permit you to fly. You should still check the specific requirements of your airline and the country to which you are travelling. You should also make sure you order your test in the specific time window that is allowed by the receiving country and your airline to make sure that it is accepted. Please note our tests can take up to 24 hours to get the results.




Do you Offer Test to Release?


Yes. The test to release scheme is only applicable to non red list countries. If you enter from a non red list country then you may shorten your 10 day quarantine by taking an optional PCR test on day 5 of your quarantine. This will allow you to release yourself from quarantine after 5 days if the result is negative. You must still, however, conduct your day 2 and day 8 government PCR test whether or not you are able to release from quarantine by taking your optional private test on day 5.




Will Your Test Detect New Strains?


Yes. Our tests amplify regions of the Viral RNA that are highly conserved and as such are less mutable. Therefore the detection process tests for sequence common to the conventional SARS-CoV-2 virus and new strains.




Are you a Government Approved Test Provider?


We have submitted our application for UKAS registration for ISO standard 15189. We also comply with submitting all of our results to Public Health England.




Where Do you Deliver?


We now deliver Nationwide. This is to mainland UK and excludes Ireland. We use DPD Next Day, which provides you with real time tracking information, so that you can be sure your PCR Test is being delivered on time. In order to get your test Next Day please make sure you book by 12pm the day before you intend to receive your PCR Test.




Can I Cancel My Test?


You can cancel your test at any time. However, you will not be entitled to a refund if you cancel within 48 hours of having booked your test or within 48 hours of your selected test day. This is due to the costs incurred throughout our supply chain.




Can I Book Multiple Home Tests for a Group?


Yes. You can book for any number of people. You will have to provide a delivery address and the details of each patient requiring a test. If you intend to book for a group of more than 5, please contact us so that we can arrange for multiple tests to be sent out. You can also receive a 5% discount on more than 5 tests.




I am an Employer. Do you Provide Tests for Businesses?


Yes. We can organise corporate and occupational testing for your business. Please contact us and we can arrange to deliver tests to your workplace that will allow you to test your employees at once and get fast turnaround times, so that you can have peace of mind that your workplace is covered.




What if I Test Positive?


If you test positive you should self quarantine along with the government guidelines and we will report your results to NHS Test and Trace along with Public Health England.




What Tests Do I Need for Green and Amber Countries?


Green Countries: For green countries you need to take a Day 2 PCR test when you arrive back from your destination country. You will still need to take a PCR test before you fly out (PCR Fit to Fly) and will still need to take a departure test in your destination country before you travel back. Amber Countries: For Amber countries you need to take Day 2 & 8 PCR tests when you arrive back from your destination country. You will still need to take a PCR test before you fly out (PCR Fit to Fly) and will still need to take a departure test in your destination country before you travel back. You also still have the option of taking a Day 5 PCR test (Test to Release) when you are home to release yourself from your quarantine early.





RT-PCR Fit to Fly

Home Test (Self-swab)

Throat & Nose Swab

Tracked Courier (DPD) Delivered to Door and Return courier to lab

UKAS Accredited Laboratory

CE IVD Marked Test Kits

99% specificity 99% sensitivity

Results in 24Hrs of receipt at lab

Secure booking and QR Code

Determines Active Covid-19 Infection

RT-PCR Laboratory Report

Fit to Fly Certificate

RT-PCR Test Only

Home Test (Self-swab)

Throat & Nose Swab

Tracked Courier (DPD) Delivered to Door and Return courier to lab

UKAS Accredited Laboratory

CE IVD Marked Test Kits

99% specificity 99% sensitivity

Results in 24Hrs of receipt at lab

Secure booking and QR Code

Determines Active Covid-19 Infection

RT-PCR Laboratory Report

RT-PCR Test to Release

Home Test (Self-swab)

Throat & Nose Swab

Tracked Courier (DPD) Delivered to Door and Return courier to lab

UKAS Accredited Laboratory

CE IVD Marked Test Kits

99% specificity 99% sensitivity

Results in 24 Hrs of receipt at lab

Secure booking and QR Code

Determines Active Covid-19 Infection

RT-PCR Laboratory Report

Test to Release Certificate

RT-PCR Day 2 & 8 Tests

Home Test (Self-swab)

Throat & Nose Swab

Tracked Courier (DPD) Delivered to Door and Return courier to lab

UKAS Accredited Laboratory

CE IVD Marked Test Kits

99% specificity 99% sensitivity

Results in 24Hrs of receipt at lab

Secure booking and QR Code

Determines Active Covid-19 Infection

RT-PCR Laboratory Report

Complete day 2 & 8 tests

What Do Our Home Tests Include?

See what is included in our range of home tests...

PCR Test Only

Gold standard antigen testing with high specificity and sensitivity

(Home Test)

PCR Fit to Fly

Get a fit to fly certificate with your PCR test that you can take to the airport

(Home Test)

PCR Test to Release

Be released from quarantine early and save 5 out of your 10 day quarantine

(Home Test)

PCR Day 2 & 8 Tests

Day 2 & 8 testing for Amber & Green International Arrivals

(Home Test)

* You can purchase a Fit to Fly to complement any Green Test (Day 2) or Amber Test (Day 2 & 8) or a Test to Release to go with your Amber (Day 2 & 8) Test, but should make a separate booking for these to ensure that they are dispatched on the correct Days. All booking pages allow you to select one test type after submitting your basic contact details. The options are

 

International Travel Day 2 (Green Countries) (£55),

International Travel Day2 Day8 (Amber Countries) (£98),

Fit to Fly (£55)

Test to Release (£55)

Green Arrival Pack

1 x Home Test (self swab)

Day 2 Test

Fit to Fly

1 x Home Test (self swab)

Fit to Fly

Day 8 Test

Test to Release

1 x Home Test (self swab)

Day 5 Test

** Only Amber Countries

Day 2 and 8 Testing for International Arrivals

Green Travel

Other Tests

Click and Collect

Unsupervised Self-Swab Onsite also available from £22.50 for Amber Countries and £20 for Green Countries at our Sussex Site.  *Subject to availability

Amber Travel

Amber Arrival Pack

2 x Home Test (self swab)

Day 2 Test

Day 8 Test

Fully Vaccinated Amber Arrivals

UK (NHS) Vaccinated

1 x Home Test (self swab)

Day 2 Test

Green List Update:

 

From 4am 30 June there will be 16 countries added to the Green List including Malta, Madeira, Balearic Islands and new Carribean Islands

Amber List Update:

 

Day 2 Only Amber Tests now available as new rules for Amber countries come in on 19 July. Book Fully Vaccinated Amber Arrivals UK (NHS) for £55. EU/ US Fully Vaccinated Tests Coming Soon. Register your interest here.