COVID – 19/ Coronavirus Testing Kit
Please note under no circumstances can this test be done in our clinic or be collected from our clinic. Please refer to the details below and order through the link above at the top of this page.
At present, the NHS is only offering testing for Coronavirus to hospitalised patients. We have been inundated with requests to provide a private test. We can now confirm we are able to offer paid tests, via a postal courier service on a maximum 3 day turnaround service to private individuals and organisations.
Most importantly, this is the only test in the world that can identify the lethal Covid-19 virus and differentiate between 9 other non lethal viruses with the same symptoms.
HOW IT WORKS
Once the test has been ordered (see below), the test is posted to the client’s home or preferred address, where the client takes swabs from both the nostrils and throat. The sample is then placed in the box provided and posted back as per the instructions.
WHAT WE TEST FOR
We test for Covid-19 and 9 other viruses including MERS, SARS and Influenza A and B.
- Coronavirus 229E/NL63
- Coronavirus OC43/HKUI
- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
- Pan-Coronavirus (SARS,SARS like, 2019-nCoV)
- Adenovirus A/B/C/D/E
- Enterovirus A/B/C
- Influenza A
- Influenza B
- Rhinovirus A/B
This means that our clients will be able to identify what’s causing their illness or concern. Indeed we may be able to treat some of these other viruses with proven medication.
The test is performed by a world renown UKAS accredited British laboratory and the test results are 100% accurate and do not require further tests to confirm any diagnoses. All of the necessary due diligence has been performed, assessing the sensitivity and specificity of the test and it is 100% accurate.
If the client tests positive for Covid-19 or any other virus, our clinic will reach out with expert clinical guidance, initial steps about what to do, how to engage with the NHS and also any clinical advice that is necessary according to the patient’s clinical condition.
Canova Medical is CQC registered and the clinic is led by a surgical team who are GMC registered.
The testing method for 2019-nCoV Coronavirus Covid-19 is a molecular assay based on the detection of the nucleic material (RNA) within the virus. Whereas other testing methods are based on the detection of antibodies which are only produced as a response to the infection, detection of viral RNA allows for the identification of an infection at a much earlier stage since initial exposure.
WHAT ABOUT THE NHS
Positive Covid-19 results will be shared with the NHS so that cases can be properly tracked as it is a notifiable disease. What we offer is not a rival diagnostic test that is going to supplant NHS testing. Rather, this is a definitive and 100% accurate diagnostic tool that businesses and private patients can use.
Option 1: £249 for 3-5 working days turnaround
Option 2: £565 for 8 hours turnaround
(The times shown are applicable once the laboratory receives the sample)