Please note this service is currently only available for local customers based in and around the Derby Area.
COVID-19 PCR Testing Service
If you’re flying abroad, please check the COVID test requirements specified by your destination of travel and/or airline carrier before ordering a test.
Results should be received typically within 24-48 hours.
Please use this form if you want to order a test kit in advance of your travel date.
A COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test checks to see if the COVID-19 virus is currently in your body. It works by detecting the genetic material in the virus called RNA. When your swab sample reaches the lab, a solution known as a ‘reagent’ is added to it. If the virus is in the sample, the reagent starts a ‘chain reaction’. This reaction creates billions of copies of the viral genetic material, so there’s enough for it to be detected and analysed by scientists.