COVID-19 Day 2 & 8 Arrival PCR Tests

Home-sampling PCR test kits & PLF booking references for non-vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK. Results in 24 hours from delivery to the lab.

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Day 2 & 8 Arrival PCR Tests

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    Next-day delivery (order before 8pm weekdays & 6pm weekends)
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    Test results back within 24 hours or sooner (from lab receiving sample)
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    Tracked postal return of samples to the lab
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    Result certificate with QR code sent by email
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    Government-listed testing provider
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    Booking reference for your PLF
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How it Works

We're confident in our service and want you to be confident too. Here's how it works:

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Order Your Test

Order before you arrive in the UK & we'll email your booking reference for your online passenger locator form (PLF) immediately.

DPD tracked next-day delivery 7 days a week (order before 8pm Mon-Fri and 6pm Sat/Sun).

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Take Your Sample

Take your sample on the correct day after arriving in the UK


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Use our calculator to find out when to take your tests.

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Register & Return

Register your details online.

Post your sample back to the lab with the included Royal Mail Track 24 envelope.

Note, Royal Mail do not collect samples or deliver to the lab on Sundays and public holidays.

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Get Your Result

We'll email your signed result certificate within 24 hours of receiving your sample.

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You will receive a result email and doctor-signed travel certificate.

Dr. Claire Merrifield
Dr Claire Merrifield

MBBS PhD MRCGP, one of our doctors.

When should you take your sample?

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Direct Sample Drop-Off

There are two places where samples can be dropped off in London:
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TDL Patient Reception
  • 76 Wimpole Street
  • London
  • W1G 9RT

Open Mon-Fri 07:00 - 19:00
and Sat 07:00 - 13:00.

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TDL Laboratory
  • The Halo Building
  • 1 Mabledon Place
  • London
  • WC1H 9AX

Open 24/7


In addition, samples can be dropped off at:
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TDL in Manchester
  • Regents Place
  • 4 Windsor Street
  • Salford
  • M5 4HB

Open 24/7
Samples couriered to London daily for analysis. Drop off your sample by 14:00 or 21:00 on Mon-Fri and by 21:00 on Sat & Sun.

Day 2 and 8 Testing Checklist

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Visit our Help Centre

We understand that testing for travel is stressful and complicated. Our in-depth Help Centre will help you understand the process and answer your questions.

Important: Our Commitment To You

We have processed millions of coronavirus tests and deliver results quickly in the vast majority of cases. However, it's important to be clear about what we can and cannot guarantee.

We're frontline doctors

We're a group of frontline doctors who strongly believe in responsible medical testing. We want to help people to control of their health through transparent, evidence-based information and access to medical testing.

Dr. Merrifield

Dr Claire Merrifield

- MBBS MRCGP PhD

Claire is a GP in London. Claire’s undergraduate degree was related to infectious disease in animals and humans and her doctorate thesis at Imperial College London looked at the interactions between probiotics, the immune system and gut metabolism.

Dr. Scott

Dr Alasdair Scott

- MBBS MRCS PhD

Alasdair received his medical degree and PhD from Imperial College London and is a surgical registrar in London. Alasdair is a Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London and is involved in research into the interactions between micro-organisms and human health.

We're experts in the healthcare sector

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Nick Burnett

- Msc

Nick is a director at a global management consultancy firm and has extensive experience in the healthcare sector. He's worked with multiple private healthcare businesses, diagnostic and medtech providers and pharmaceutical companies.

He has a keen interest in supporting efforts by employers to get their staff back to work in a safe and effective manner.