COVID testing is now available at Get A Drip
Get A Drip have partnered with an ISO:15189:2012 accredited UK laboratory to make available a COVID-19 RT-PCR (Antigen) test that you can do in the safety and comfort of your own home.
The process is simple:
- Order the test online via our website
- The test is delivered to you within 48 hours of your online order being placed
- You take your nasal and oral swabs at home and send it off using the pre-paid postage bag included in the test kit
- You will have your reliable test results back within 24 to 48 hours
How does an at home sample work?
Your kit will include a simple sample collection device with comprehensive instructions on how to complete your test in just a few minutes. Once you have taken your sample, simply follow the instructions and return the sample to our lab using the pre-paid postage bag included in the test kit.
How do I return my test properly?
Royal Mail are providing a special set of arrangements for the transportation of test samples. You can read more about it here and find your closest Royal Mail Priority Postbox. Samples returned via Royal Mail Priority Post Boxes should reach the lab in the following 24 hours. Once a sample is delivered to the lab, the lab usually take up to 24 hours to process the test, though it can sometimes take longer.
Please note that the postal service is not suitable for those with a Saturday or Sunday ‘test’ date as your test will not be processed until the Monday.
How do I get my results and how long will it take?
In general, once your test arrives at our lab facility you should have a result emailed to you within 24 hours. In particular please take weekends into account as there is a drastically reduced service available at weekends.
What do I do if my Covid-19 PCR swab test is positive?
If your covid-19 PCR test is positive, please follow the national guidelines. You and your household will need to isolate.
For more information go to the NHS covid-19 website. Do not visit a health centre such as a hospital, Clinic, GP surgery or Pharmacy unless instructed.
What do I do If My Covid-19 PCR swab test is negative?
A negative PCR test means that you were not infected with Covid-19 when you took the test. If you have no symptoms, you can continue as normal (unless you have been told to self isolate until a certain date).