COVID-19 Swab Testing for non-symptomatic patients.

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Online booking instructions

I have private medical insurance:

To book an appointment using private medical insurance please contact our administrative team on 0113 539 4646. Please ensure you have your medical insurance registration details to hand. Within 48 hours you will be offered a suitable appointment. 



Day 2/Day 2 & Day 8 tesing.

LivingCare are a Day 2 & 8 testing provider in England. We work to make your return to the UK as easy as possible with our postal day 2 & 8 kits. We work with our government approved lab, Oncologica to provide this service.

In line with the UK Government guidance, it is compulsory to perform Day 2/Day 2 & 8 Covid-19 tests after international travel based on the traffic light system for travel, and for the new system replacing this on the 4th of October.

Day 2 testing is required upon return to England from green & amber list countries (and the "rest of the world" list from the 4th of October) for travelers who are fully vaccinated. Day 2 & 8 testing is required for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers from amber and "rest of the world" list countries.

Note: "Rest of the world" list is only applicable after 4am on the 4th of October.

There are specific requirements for these tests, and they aren’t just a normal PCR. You must book from an approved provider such as LivingCare. The tests are:


Day 2: On or before day 2 - Variant surveillance PCR test including genomic sequencing on any positive results

Day 8: On or after day 8 – A further variant surveillance PCR test including genomic sequencing on any positive results




How to


You must book your test online HERE. Booking online is the only option for this service and you must not call our team as they cannot advise you or book over the phone.

The process

  1. You will book and pay for your  test on our website here

  2. Find the right day test based on the coloured labels on the kit outer bag.

  3. Perform your own swab and put the swab into the sample tube. Write the details on the tube that are included in your instructions. ​

  4. You must log the date/time that you performed the swab on our online system. This is mandatory and your sample cannot be tested without it.

  5. Place the sample tube into the biobag provided within the swabbing kit.​

  6. Place the biobag into the correct outer postage bag (ensuring that you post back your day 2 sample in the day 2 bag and day 8 in day 8)

  7. Please post your sample back to us using your nearest priority postbox with Royal Mail. You are allowed to leave quarantine to do this but please do not go anywhere else on your way/way home.

  8. Your sample will be received by the lab and tested.

  9. Your results will be uploaded to your online account within 48 hours of arrival at the lab.

Why choose LivingCare for your COVID-19 testing?

There are many reasons why you should choose LivingCare for your private COVID-19 testing in Leeds and Yorkshire.

  • We offer fast and easy access to appointments that suit you and your schedule. 

  • We offer swift access to results, with most being within 48 hours. 

  • You can jump the queue, we aren't part of the national testing system, and we offer a fast, efficient service.

  • Our services are available at competitive prices, we aren't a large corporate organisation and offer services that our communities require at a reasonable price.

Frequently Asked  Questions

Why not visit our Help Centre where you can quickly and easily find answers to your questions or where you can contact us for more specific enquiries..


All our private services are held at Thorpe Park Clinic; our purpose built modern facility based in Colton, Leeds.


Patients access the service from across the whole of West Yorkshire to come to our facility.  The clinic hosts a range of services that are available on the NHS and through our Private Patient Pathway.  The facility has a state of the art 3T Wide Bore MRI Scanner, X Ray and Ultrasound provision. It hosts fantastic services across many NHS Pathways. 

Thorpe Park Clinic is fully accessible, has transport routes from all over Leeds.  We welcome all referrals into Thorpe Park Clinic from across West Yorkshire.