RAPID ANTIGEN (LATERAL FLOW) TEST: IN CLINIC

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Rapid Antigen (Lateral Flow) Test: In Clinic

  • Carried out by Medical Professionals
  • Results in 15 minutes
  • Acceptable for certain travel requirements*
  • Minimum Sensitivity of 97.3%, Specificity of 99.0%

Price: £49

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ

If you need a negative COVID-19 test in order to travel, a negative result from this test is only acceptable for some international travel destinations, such as (at time of writing) Italy, the United States, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica.

While we endeavour to provide the most up to date travel advice, the rules can change extremely quickly, so please check carefully with your airline/carrier, or on the Gov.uk Foreign Travel Advice Website for the exact requirements for your destination before booking. Most travel destinations still require a negative RT-PCR Test.


This test is suitable for the qualitative detection of novel coronavirus in sputum sample. Sputum is not just saliva but the thick mucus – sometimes called phlegm – which is coughed up from the lungs. It aims to answer: do I have the virus now? This test is an immunochromatographic membrane assay that uses highly sensitive monoclonal antibodies to detect nucleocapsid protein from SARS-CoV-2 in sputum sample. It is able to provide a rapid result in 15 minutes.


The test is taken to:
⦁ Diagnose infection
⦁ Test following infection to see if the virus has been cleared
⦁ Screen asymptomatic individuals to detect if they carry virus and are potentially infectious

This is a 'Point of Care Test', meaning the results are provided to you on the day of the test. The test takes roughly 15 minutes to provide a result and you will be provided with a confirmation email and certificate of this result by the end of the day.

These tests are CE Marked and have been submitted to MHRA for approval inline with current Government guidelines. They are for professional and in vitro diagnostic use only.

The test has a minimum Sensitivity of 97.3% and a Specificity of 99%.

Sensitivity concerns the false negative rate and is expressed as a percentage: out of 100 truly positive patients, how many are detected as positive by the test? The higher the sensitivity, the fewer the numbers of false negatives. In the USA, sensitivity is often called positive percent agreement (PPA).

Specificity concerns the false positive rate and is expressed as a percentage: out of 100 truly negative patients, how many are detected as negative by the test? The higher the specificity, the fewer the numbers of false positives. In the USA, specificity is often called negative percent agreement (NPA).

Before taking the test, it is important to understand the following.

  1. Do not use mouthwash for at least 24 hours prior to testing.
  2. You should brush your teeth before coming to have your test and rinse your mouth properly with water only.
  3. It should be noted that all results provide a momentary view and that an individual’s health status may have changed since the sample specimen was taken.