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COVID-19 Tests

We are now pleased to announce that we are able to sell Public Health England approved Covid Tests. These tests are for home use, however we are making a pharmacist available to provide support if you need any. We believe this support will be invaluable in what for some will be very stressful time. If you would like to know more about the tests or have any questions please phone us on 0207 733 0932 or email info@thehouseofwellbeing.co.uk

Our Covid-19 test will tell you if you’re infected with coronavirus when taking your sample at home. It will test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

  • Fit to Fly Covid-19 PCR test travel certificates are included

  • Your results will be available online within 24-48 hours.

At The London House of Wellbeing we only work with companies that we trust. As we are all pharmacists, we know that trust is of utmost importance when you are dealing with people's health, hence the reason we have joined up with a Public Health approved company to provide these tests.

  • As well as this once the tests are purchased from us we will provide further support via email or over the phone.

  • We want you to feel confident that you have used the test correctly while you wait for your results.

  • We are in the midst of providing our own Covid-19 Testing facilities to help you even more.

  • For the test and support service we charge £140 this includes delivery if you would like the test posted.

Frequently asked questions

How do I purchase a kit?


You can purchase the kits from our store, as long as you do not have symptoms of Covid-19, or we can post them to you. Kits will arrive by post 1-2 working days after placing your order. The kit will be delivered by 24 hours tracked Royal Mail service. To place an order call 020 7733 0932




Can I keep the kit for the future, in case I get the virus?


The test kit has a shelf-life of 6 months.




How do I return my sample back?


The kit box is equipped with a pre-paid return label. All you need to do is to seal the box with the sample inside, then deposit the box into any mailbox.




How long does it take to receive the results?


We aim to return the results within 24-48 hours from the date your sample is received.




How can I access my results?


After lab testing analysis, your report will be available through the testing company's website. You will be notified by email to log in to your account and access your results. If you would like our advice and support we are happy to log your details and all the necessary information for you on the testing company’s website. We will receive your results and pass onto you. However, you can carry out the whole procedure for yourself from your home.




What if my symptoms get worse?


As per the current Government and NHS advice, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
1) You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
2) Your condition gets worse
3) Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days





Test Accuracy and Specificity

To ensure the efficacy of our tests, the manufacturers have partnered with an ISO accredited laboratory that adheres to high standards of quality assurance and quality controls. Clinical evaluation of the genesig Real-Time PCR Coronavirus (COVID-19) CE IVD was conducted with contrived oropharyngeal swabs in a blinded trial. As of 4th of May 2020, Independent Clinical Performance Evaluations confirm Primerdesign COVID-19 CE-IVD and RUO assays are highly specific for detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus (previously called 2019-nCoV) and detection of coronavirus COVID-19 disease.

COVID-19 Updates (Date: 30th of June 2020)

In December 2019, the Chinese public health authorises reported a number of cases of acute respiratory syndrome in Wuhan City, Hubei province. Scientists in China discovered the causative agent to be coronavirus (CoV), and found it to be a new strain which has not been identified in humans before. Therefore it was named COVID-19.

COVID-19 has now spread to 210 countries worldwide and is classed as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The focus of the world is to contain the spread of COVID-19

Symptoms include fever/high temperature and or a new and continuous cough. If you have either of these symptoms the NHS is advising home isolation for 7 days, more information can be found on the NHS website.

Government recommendations to prevent the spread of infection include regular washing of hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, covering mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, put used tissues into the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards and avoid contact with people who have symptoms of COVID-19 just to name a few. More information can be found using the resources list below.

The government is strongly advising social distancing. Social distancing is a control to slow the spread of infection as it reduces direct interaction between people. Social distancing measures include avoiding large and small gatherings of people (restaurants, pubs and cinema etc), avoid non-essential use of public transport and to work from home where possible.

Particular groups of people are being classed as high-risk groups as they are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, they are being advised by the government to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures. Further information on social distancing and high-risk groups can be found at the government website - link below

References

All information up to date from time of publication - 30/06/2020