COVID-19 Swab Testing for symptomatic patients.

The Department of Health states that all patients with the following symptoms must be tested for the Coronavirus as soon as possible.

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

How to


You will book by telephone on 0113 249 4655. Please do not book a swab test online if you are showing any of the symptoms above.

If you are booking tests on behalf of multiple family members please call us on 0113 249 4655.


The process

When you call our private patient line on 0113 249 4655, our administrator will discuss the process with you and will need confirmation of your symptoms.

You will need to send someone to collect the swab for you from Thorpe Park Clinic.

The swab will be taken by yourself or if you have been referred by a clinician or team doctor, they may wish to take this for you.

You will need to put this into the sample bag provided with the swab, and this bag will then need to be brought back to Thorpe Park Clinic by means arranged by you.

The sample will then be tested by our laboratory partner and results will be back with you in 2 working days (48 hours)

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 available within 24 hours, but always within 48 hours. 

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

  • We use healthcare staff to perform your test, ensuring your peace of mind that it's done by professionals with the right skills.

  • 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.