OH3 Occupational Health Newcastle: 172 New Bridge St, NE1 2TE
OH3 Occupational Health Edinburgh: 1 St Colme St, EH3 6AA
0191 640 9395

COVID-19 Testing Services

Newcastle & Edinburgh Occupational Health Provider

General PCR Testing

We are offering PCR tests for general employment and travel purposes, such as for those who require to go abroad to work. The PCR throat and nose swab test can be used in order to demonstrate that an employee is currently showing as negative for covid-19 at the time of testing. This appointment that we are carrying out at OH3 is designed for employees who require tests for employment purposes but may not at present meet the criteria for NHS testing services. It may be useful for some offshore workers, seafarers, or other workers requiring to fly to other countries.

General covid-19 PCR testing:

Next day result – £175
48 hour result – £120

Test To Release PCR

Our covid-19 test to release service has been approved by the UK Government and will be carried out at our Newcastle clinic by one of our trained healthcare professionals. A swab sample will be taken from the throat and nose and will then be sent to our laboratory for analysis, with results in 24 to 48 hours from arrival at the laboratory. The appointment will take around 15mins approximately and is designed to be used in conjunction with the UK Government test to release programme for international travellers returning to the UK.

Test to release covid-19 PCR:

Next day result – £175
48 hour result – £120

Same Day Test Result

We will soon be launching our covid-19 same day result service. If you book this test and choose an appointment time at or before 11.45am from our Newcastle clinic, your sample will go on our lunchtime courier service to the laboratory for analysis. It will be tested and the result reported to you on the same day.

This service can be used for both test to release or general covid-19 testing requirements and guarantees a much faster result. We will be launching this appointment type soon and more details will follow in due course.  

Same day covid-19 PCR test result – £250

Covid-19 Coronavirus PCR Testing Services

OH3 is a UK Government approved provider of both covid-19 test to release and covid-19 general PCR testing services. Our trained healthcare professionals have been carrying out coronavirus covid-19 tests using PCR throat and nose swab appointments since the start of the current pandemic. This is at our SEQOHS accredited Newcastle occupational health clinic.

We have availability and approval to carry out test to release, general PCR testing and same day result appointments. Our same day service is not live just yet however, but will soon be launched and brought into our other covid-19 testing services. At present our covid-19 PCR testing results are guaranteed within 48 hours as standard with an option for a next day result appointment also.

Please be aware that none of our PCR testing services are for those who are presenting symptoms of covid-19 coronavirus, which include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

More information on our covid-19 testing services

You can find more information on our covid-19 PCR testing services using the links below. 

If you need to contact us to discuss your PCR covid-19 appointment, then please do so on: 0191 640 9395

General PCR Testing

Our general testing service is for general travel and employment requirements. The PCR test is used to determine that an employee is currently showing as negative for coronavirus covid-19 at the time of testing, designed for those that do not at present meet the criteria for NHS testing services, such as those required to fly to other countries from the UK during the time of the coronavirus pandemic for work purposes.

Info on our general PCR testing services

Test To Release PCR

During the current pandemic, if you arrive in the UK from a country that is not on the UK Government travel corridor list, then you will be required to self-isolate. This requires you to stay at home for a period of ten full days. However with an approved test to release service provider, which OH3 is, you can reduce this period of self-isolation following a negative test result.

Info on our test to release PCR services

Same Day Test Result

Our same day service test result is designed to speed up the standard approximate time for our general and test to release coronavirus result, by allowing a quicker result and positive/negative confirmation to be received. We are aiming to launch this service very soon and envisage this will allow a test result to be returned same day for early morning appointments. Final details of this service will be confirmed in due course.

More info coming soon