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Covid 19 Coronavirus Antigen Swab Test
Why choose Medical Express Clinic?
  • One flat fee, no obscene charges to expedite results
  • Results for almost all tests conducted in 2021 have returned under 36 hours, attend before 11 am for same-day results
  • Completely free to book, pay only when you attend the clinic
  • Extremely experienced, trained staff take your sample in our purpose-built private Harley Street medical clinic
  • Definitive results, we have never had an inconclusive test result
  • Free telephone call and advice from our GP in the event of a positive result

Covid-19 PCR Swab Testing in London

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Tests and Fit to Fly Certificates for Travel and Immigration Purpose

At Medical Express Clinic, we offer same day appointments and results for Covid-19 PCR swab testing in London privately that are DHSC and UKAS approved. We have facilitated thousands of departures to all destinations worldwide and our test result and certificate have never been refused for international travel.

We believe in charging reasonable price from patients to deliver faster results on the same day. We are a reputed medical clinic in London and do not take advantage of patients who have to travel urgently with either little to no other options. We have flat fees of £199 to conduct PCR test for COVID-19 which will ensure whether you are fit to fly, irrelevant of turnaround timing.

Whilst we offer a guaranteed turnaround time of 48 hours, consider this the absolute maximum your results will take, from all tests conducted throughout 2021 at the clinic we never missed our 48 hours guarantee.

We deliver the Gold standard of service to all patients, you can't pay extra to 'Fast Track' results, as all samples taken at the clinic are processed on an urgent basis, hand delivered to the laboratory within the hour with reports and certificates automatically issued to patients immediately upon receipt of negative test results. There is literally no way for us to expedite results further than our existing process, hence our highly rated, extremely dependable and expectation beating service which has quickly become known as one of London's finest.

If you require same day results, this is achieved by attending the clinic as early in the day as possible, to ensure samples reach our laboratory early and are processed during the first batches of tests.

Once your sample has been taken in the clinic by our trained medical professionals, it is hand delivered to the laboratory within the hour.

We do not use any postal services to submit our samples to the laboratory, our laboratory is within walking distance of the clinic and your sample is guaranteed to be in the laboratory within one hour of you attending the clinic.

We are proud to say but we have tested thousands of travellers and our tests have never been refused for the purpose of international travel. We should stress, however, that a global pandemic is still ongoing, and sensible travellers should have some flexibility in their plans, much as you arrive around a few hours early at the airport for check-in.

 

COVID-19 Testing Options available at Medical Express Clinic

At our clinic, we offer you with a choice of COVID-19 tests such as:

  • PCR Swab Test: It checks current infection via the presence of the SARS-COV-2/COVID-19 virus.
  • The Abbott Antibody Test: A blood test is performed to detect levels of antibodies produced in the body in response to the previous infection of COVID-19.

All tests are validated, CE marked and approved by Public Health England. Our clinic is CQC registered with GMC registered doctors signing the fit to fly certificate and we have successfully facilitated hundreds of departures worldwide with a 100% success rate.

In-Clinic ‘Fit to Fly’ Test and Certificate

The PCR Test cost is £199, for which you will receive a printed copy of your Covid-19 test results

Our additional fee of £50 includes a signed certificate from one of our doctors declaring you as ‘fit to fly’

Antibody testing is less frequently required, but if needed will cost an additional £149.

Book your Private Covid-19 Test Appointment

Depending on your departing flight and time we will coordinate the clinic appointment and type of test. Our service is available 7 days a week. Call us on 020 7499 1991.

rating star icon London wow, so efficient with the swab tests! called at 9 am, was seen by 11 and had the certificate the next day by 5 pm, £249 is also cheaper than the other Harley st lab - recommended!

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rating star icon LondonAfter a health scare I wanted to be seen really quickly and called Medical Express Clinic, who saw me the same day. I had blood taken for testing and I’m now starting treatment for asthma.

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rating star icon LondonA colleague recommended the Medical Express Clinic in Harley Street to me, as I needed to have a PCR swab to obtain a medical certificate for travel. I found the staff at the clinic very reassuring and will be seeing them again as my private GP clinic from now on.

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rating star icon LondonThis is the best clinic for Covid travel testing. My whole family received our results in the promised time after being completely left in the lurch with postal kits, meaning we missed our flight and wasted £800 booking another one. When I found this clinic I called and spoke to the reception, who did seem extremely busy but managed to fit the whole family in for an appointment the same day if we piled into the car and got down there asap. The guy I spoke to when I called made sure our appointment was booked around the flight times and allowed for a 24hr window in case anything went wrong - from the beginning I had a bit more confidence.
When we went into the practice, which is very clean and looks new, I spoke to the nurse who took my sample about my previous experience, which was enlightening to say the least. She told me that these guys also have the postal kits, but don't use them as the results take too long, even though the tests are much cheaper. SO it turns out other clinics using the postal tests are prioritising their margins over the service to their patients, and these are private medical clinics!! If we wanted a substandard service, we would've ordered the free NHS tests! Thanks to Medical Express, the only clinic it seems that takes the PCR tests seriously, prioritising the service over their margins.

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rating star icon London did a COVID test here and got results back the next day, did one of the postal COVID tests 5 days ago and still haven’t got my results back

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rating star icon London brilliant service for my PCR swab, it’s expensive but much cheaper than missing my flight

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Test Certificate

Are you searching for a "private Covid testing near me"?If you need a PCR test and certificate for your travel or immigration purpose, a letter will be included with your test result on letterhead paper, signed by the doctor and with the clinic stamp. If the result is negative, then this means you are fit to fly and you can use this letter to prove your status, as needed.

We recommend that you take a copy, or keep a version of this certificate digitally, as some immigration offices will keep the copy you present them with as evidence of your status.

In-Clinic Covid 19 Test

for Travelling Purposes Only - £199

You MUST NOT select this service and attend the clinic if you suspect a current coronavirus infection, or if you have any symptoms of an infection. Please select the Courier Service instead.

We are happy to provide our patients with an in clinic service for those needing negative coronavirus swab test results in order to travel internationally.

  • Patients should contact the clinic to arrange an appointment to attend the clinic and have our nursing team take their sample.
  • As we need to ensure social distancing, there might be a small ( up-to 10 min ) delay in seeing you to maintain social distancing

The results are delivered via email within 48 hours guaranteed, but in most cases it's between 24 to 36 hours, and results are stamped by the clinic and signed by our doctor along with your signed certificates if you have selected it. Hard copies are available to collect from the clinic.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Frequently Asked Questions

We strongly advise that you leave at least 48 hours between your appointment and your flight time; so if your fight is on Wednesday morning, the latest you should look to schedule your appointment is Monday morning.

In the majority of cases, a negative swab result is required within 72 hours of travel, but this should be confirmed with your airline.

Yes, your test result signed by our doctor with a medical certificate declaring you to be free of COVID, which some countries require during immigration. The cost of certification is £50. 

Please call the clinic near you, as we may be able to expedite your results, however this is not guaranteed, and expedited tests are subject to an additional charge.

Yes, we have performed this service successfully for whole families needing to travel.

Please check with the Border Agency whether a passport number is required on your certificate. If needed, please bring passports for all persons being tested, so that we can note the passport number on your travel certificates.

When you attend the clinic, one of our staff will accompany you into one of our clinic rooms before taking a swab from the back of your throat and from your nose. We will never ask you to take the sample yourself, unless the test is being performed for an infant under 2 years old, in which case the parent of the child should take the swab, our staff will be on hand to assist if needed.

Don't worry, with Medical Express you can book in confidence. We will never book a patient in for their swab, knowing that they won't receive their results in time for a flight. Many of our patients have come to the clinic after being let down by other providers, our priority is to ensure that every patient we see at the clinic gets their results and certificates before travelling.
We will ask you when you book and confirm when you attend the clinic; when you are flying and when you need to receive your results. Based on this information, we will schedule your appointment based around our turnaround time, and your requirements. Patients booking their appointments online MUST check and make sure that their schedule fits with requirements, as obviously, we cannot check with each and every one of you.
For every patient that we have guaranteed results, they have successfully boarded their flight.

Yes, please make one booking per household.

Yes, bring the certificates along with you, we charge £50 to certify results, in any format.

Yes, let us know you want to pick them up when you come in for your swab, we'll still email you your results, and once you've received this email, you'll know there ready to pick up.

Most Reliable Fit to Fly COVID Test in London

Simple, we're London's most reliable COVID-19 PCR testing service.

Medical Express Clinic is a fully functional medical clinic, registered with the Care Quality Commission employing GMC registered doctors.

We have been on our premises at 117a Harley Street for over 30 years and have been using our laboratory, which is within walking distance of our clinic, throughout this entire period for our routine blood and urine testing. From our experience across this timeframe, we can say with almost absolute certainty that our service offers the most reliable testing in London.

We have been delivering COVID-19 fit-to-fly testing since they have become a widespread requirement to travel. In this roughly 6 month timescale, as we have watched other testing services deteriorate, every single patient for which we have guaranteed their turnaround time has successfully boarded their flight.

As just a part of our full clinical practice, the priority at Medical Express has always been ensuring our patients can depend on the PCR testing for travel service. Please review our Google and Trustpilot pages, and compare the feedback across the last 6 months to other testing services, many of which are unregistered and unregulated.

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