PCR Test-To-Travel

Why You Should Trust our
Covid19 PCR Test

  • Self-swab of throat and nose taken
  • Approved by the government
  • Processed in a UKAS and ISO 15189 accredited lab
  • Guaranteed results with your chosen turn-around time
  • Samples analysed 6 days a week (Mon-Sat)


We provide the following turn-around times for PCR test results. Although results may arrive sooner, below are the labs turnaround times with prices:

St Mary’s Medical Centre is a Government approved testing clinic and all reports comply with ISO 15189 standards. The vast majority of travelers are now required to take a COVID-19 PCR test, commonly known as the PCR Test for Travel. This is to show they are not carrying the virus and are Fit-to-Fly/Travel. It is also essential that the test is processed by a UKAS registered laboratory.

Some countries and airlines are constantly changing their rules on testing, and tests should be performed within a specific time frame before departure or landing. This varies from 48 hours to 72 hours. Please ensure you are fully aware of the required time frame before you book your appointment.

Kindly note, we will not be able to assist with finding information on your specific travel restrictions, please speak to your booking agents or the airlines for this information.

*Please note that the Test to Release scheme is not currently recognised by Scotland and Wales. It is also not applicable to visitors who transit or arrive from these countries.







You will receive results directly by the lab according to your chosen turn-around time above. You may produce an equivocal result. If an early on-set of infection is suspected, a repeat in 24-48 hours is strongly advised. On a rare occasion you may have an inconclusive result but the sample is normally re-run at no extra cost. This adds an approx. 3-6 hour delay in reporting but a conclusive result cannot be guaranteed. Please allow sufficient time for your results should there be a delay in reporting. St Mary’s Medical Centre cannot take responsibility for delayed reports as we are a sample taking clinic only.

This test is also available for Test to Release scheme