COVID-19 Private Testing

With our world class molecular biology laboratory, we are uniquely situated in Lanchester, County Durham and may take appointments 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

We offer highly competitive test prices, covering the full range of COVID-19 testing services, including peace of mind testing, ‘Fit2Fly’ and ‘Back2Work’.

Booking Information

Before booking a test or attending our laboratory, you must have been free of the following main recognised symptoms of Covid-19 for the past 14 days:

  • A fever of more than 37.8°C if checked with a thermometer.
  • Free of sweats, shivers and similar symptoms.
  • A new, continuous cough.
  • A loss or change in normal sense of taste or smell.

Results Turnaround

Due to the volume of testing, we have laid out a time frame which will indicate when your results will be provided. This time frame is as follows:

– To receive your results the next working day, your appointment must be booked in before 12:30pm.

– Any appointments for tests booked in after 12:30pm will not receive their results the next working day but the second working day after sampling.

– When ordering a same day test (additional cost), the sampling appointment must be booked in before 10am.

We realise that this may cause some inconvenience, however we will do our utmost to ensure all clients’ needs are met.

How do our tests work?

Step one

Book a 15 minute appointment at our laboratory.

Step two

Attend the appointment and provide us with a sample.

Step three

Next day results sent directly to your email address.

Step four

Contact us if you have any queries surrounding the test.

Peace of Mind Testing

Our peace of mind COVID-19 test has been introduced to make sure you feel at ease and know you are free of infection. Now you may rest easy knowing that you are not spreading the infection to friends, families or colleagues.

This test may also be of interest to:

Sending your children back to school during the pandemic can be particularly difficult. Many new rules and regulations have been put in place to protect their health, but with a COVID-19 test you can rule them out as being asymptomatic.

Being asymptomatic means they are still carrying the virus and therefore may transmit it to others. As a means to put your mind at ease, our peace of mind COVID-19 test will determine if your son or daughter is currently infected with SARS-CoV-2.

As restrictions tighten due to the possibility of another large scale outbreak, the best way to ensure you are not contributing and putting those most at risk in harm’s way is to have a COVID-19 PCR test.

By carrying out our PCR test, we may determine whether you are infected with next day results. This gives you the confidence and reassurance to visit your friends, family and loved ones.

If you would like to order our peace of mind COVID-19 test, you may do so here.

Book your COVID-19 test

Call us on 0191 543 9302 to arrange your test (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).

Employer testing

Are you an employer interested in testing your employees?

See how our employer and environment testing may benefit your business.


How can we help?

We are a highly qualified and experienced molecular biology testing laboratory. Our COVID-19 back to work test and certificate will verify the presence of SARS-CoV-2 through the use of a throat swab.

Why do I need this test?

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, your employer may ask for proof that you are free from infection. Our COVID-19 PCR test and certificate may be used as evidence in such a case.

Contact us today to book your test, either by phone 0191 543 9302 or email


The importance of a ‘Fit to Fly’ certificate

These certificates have been put in place to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 worldwide, with some countries requiring the document in order to enter. Being DHSC accredited means our laboratory can provide you with this certificate, however please keep in mind if you do forget your certificate after your departure, you may be asked to return to the UK upon reaching your destination.

How much is our ‘Fit2Fly’ test?

Our tests have been designed to be affordable and quick. The total cost for our Fit2Fly test and certificate is £110 for next working day results and £150 for same day results.

When should I order my test?

We recommend booking your appointment for the first day of the testing time window, this means if you have a 72 hour time frame you will receive your results 2 days before your flight. Please keep in mind that our offices are open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Please be aware that it is your responsibility to book your sampling appointment within the time frame set by your destination.

If you would like to proceed with your test now, you may contact us on 0191 543 9302 or

How accurate is this test?

Our COVID-19 PCR tests are very accurate (>99.99%), to the point we may detect the virus even if you are asymptomatic. The main issue arises due to incorrect sampling, the cost of a qualified member of our staff sampling you is included in the cost of a fit to fly test.


Going back to school this year hasn’t been straight forward neither for teachers, nor for students and their parents.

Our ‘Fit4School’ testing service aims to give you confidence that you are COVID free for a more relaxed experience during the academic year.

If you would like to book a ‘Fit4School’ test, please contact us on 0191 543 9302 or


Not being able to visit a loved one at a care home can be a very difficult and lonely experience.

Our ‘Fit2Visit’ testing service gives you the reassurance you need that you are COVID-19 free, so you can reunite with vulnerable family members safely. 

Contact us on 0191 543 9302 or to book your test.