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.
Pre-Departure Lateral Flow Test
LivingCare provide a self swab testing solution to fly based on a lateral flow test that you perform yourself and upload a picture of the result to our online portal.
These can be used for travel to a number of destinations including flying back to the UK – But please check with the country you are travelling to to ensure that it’s accepted as we are unable to advise on this!
You perform the test yourself and upload a picture of the lateral flow test device after 15 minutes next to your passport.
Your results are then issued in a PDF format on your online account by our team, and include the details you include at the time of booking including the essentials you need to use your certificate to travel to a wide range of destinations.
Please note: Although the test itself can be uploaded 15 minutes after performing, results are not issued instantly on our side as our team have to verify results then issue your certificate. Please perform your test at least 48 hours before travel.
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.
Book your test in advance of your travel, as you will need to allow for your tests to be posted out and arrive with you prior to departure- We would suggest ordering approximately a week before you fly. (All kits are sent tracked24 with Royal Mail within 48 working hours of ordering)
Check the contents of your kit include 1x swab, 1x lateral flow test device, 1x buffer solution tube and 1x dropper cap before you depart. Once you are abroad we are unable to issue any replacement items.
Take your test kits away with you on holiday, taking extra care to take all parts of the kit with you.
Read the instructions included with your kit to complete your swab test. You must perform your lateral flow test in line with guidance regarding the timescales of testing to travel from your country of travel – Full information can be found on the GOV.UK website here –
Log into your account at travel.livingcare.co.uk and upload a picture of the lateral flow test device next to the passport for the individual linked to each sample in the results section of your order summary page, which can be found by viewing your order under the “Orders” section.
A result will be issued to your online account for each person tested.This document will include the details that you input at the time of booking. Results are issued 7 days a week.
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Why choose LivingCare for your pre-departure lateral flow?
There are many reasons why you should choose LivingCare for your private COVID-19 pre departure lateral flow test.
We offer photo uploads of your results, allowing you to perform the test at a time and date to suit you.
We offer swift access to results, with our online results portal.
We offer excellent quality of service at a fair price.
Our lateral flow test devices are independently validated as having high rates of specificity and sensitivity, giving you the peace of mind that your test results are accurate.
We issue results seven days a week for all tests in our range.
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.