Coronavirus Testing (COVID‑19)
Testing for SARS-CoV-2. A gentle nasal home sample collection kit and online results, typically within 24-72 hours after reaching the lab.
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This Coronavirus Testing (COVID-19) requires a gentle lower nasal swab to be collected by you at home. The home sample collection kit* comes with a prepaid return shipping label for easy returns to our accredited labs. Your sample is analysed in our lab using gold standard RT-PCR or TMA to confirm the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. We aim to deliver your result within 24-72 hours of your sample being received in our laboratory.
How it works
We expect to deliver your home sample collection kit with free shipping within 1-2 days, with tracked shipping direct to your home.
Easy at-home collection
Self-collect your sample from home following the instructions provided. This is an easy-to-follow process, no different from using a cotton swab to clean the inside of your nose.
Our kit includes a prepaid shipping label to deliver the sample to our laboratory for processing. You will receive notifications by SMS and email to keep you informed throughout the entire process.
Laboratory Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT)
Your swab sample will be sent to a state-of-the-art laboratory for full analysis by a team of medical scientists.
Analysis will include either reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or transcription-mediated amplification (TMA).
This type of molecular diagnostic testing can confirm the presence of coronavirus, with results typically available within 24-72 hours of arriving in the lab. Your results will not indicate immunity or detect antibodies.
We aim to deliver your results to your secure online account within 24-72 hours after lab receipt. Due to the current global circumstances, minor delays may occur in some cases. We are making every effort to ensure that results are delivered on time. An official lab report will be made available to you, to serve as proof of your result.
Support from LetsGetChecked
Your health record is reviewed in real-time by a LetsGetChecked medical team member and additional support services will be provided to you as needed to help guide you on your next steps.
Arrange a call with our dedicated clinical team
Video walkthrough of your results from medical experts
Printable factsheet about testing
Online guides for self-isolation and social distancing
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about Coronavirus Testing (COVID-19). If you would like yours answered, please let us know.
If you receive a positive result you should remain in self-isolation, and inform your healthcare provider of your result. You should follow the guidance provided by your local authorities.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
The length of time between a person becoming infected with the type of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 infection and developing symptoms can vary. Symptoms usually develop between 2-14 days after being exposed to the virus, with the average length of time being about 5 days.
Please refer to your local authorities for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in your area. Local guidelines will include information about how to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, and what to do if you become unwell.
For everyone’s safety LetsGetChecked uses a sample transport media which inactivates the virus (meaning it is no longer infectious), but preserves it for analysis. This means that the virus is deactivated or killed in the transport tube and so will protect anyone should it spill or get opened before arriving in the lab.
Following the release of your results, an official lab report will become available on your patient dashboard within your LetsGetChecked account.
This report will contain the details of the type of testing performed, including:
Infectious infection tested
This includes reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) testing, gold-standard diagnostic tests for COVID-19.
This type of testing works by amplifying the amount of genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 virus so that it can be detected and analysed by our team of clinical scientists.
Activating the kit connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the kit is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your kit when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our clinical team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you may receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are analysed with CE-marked tests in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals, and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA-approved and ISO certified, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Our home sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 certified facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our sample collection kits as affordable as possible and our costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.