Throat and nasal swab sample collection for processing in a PCR-based diagnostic testing platform.
The test used to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 from your sample is a PCR-based test. This is the most reliable method for detecting COVID-19 by identifying if your sample contains genetic material (RNA) from the virus that causes COVID-19. The test used to analyze your sample for SARS-COV-2 is run in an ISO15189 accredited laboratory and has been fully validated. Test results are appropriately transmitted to the PHE.