Covid-19 Coronavirus PCR Testing Services Newcastle
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 has now been 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 same day result appointment.
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 have launched this service which will allow a test result to be returned same day for early morning appointments.Click here to book your COVID-19 PCR test
Postal PCR Testing
Our postal covid-19 tests are suitable for those who require a test for employment or travel purposes and who do not meet NHS testing criteria. These tests are transported by post so understandably this takes longer to receive your result than an in person test, with the test carried out at home yourself. Full instructions for taking the sample and return postage is provided. Due to the length of time that these tests take to receive a result it makes them unsuitable for ‘test to release’ appointments. If your result is not returned to you 48-72 hours after the time of return postage then you can choose to forgo recieving the result and instead choose a refund of the inital cost, or opt to take another test if preferrable.
There are many factors in postal covid-19 testing that are out of OH3’s control and we recommend this service in cases that are not urgent time-wise. We thank those who choose this service for their understanding in advance.