Private COVID-19 Testing in Birmingham

We provide RT-PCR testing at our Birmingham clinic.

Book quickly, easily & securely online, and you can have your results on the same day!

Call us on 0121 392 7342 for more information.

COVID-19 Tests

Fit to Fly
PCR Test & Certificate

Day 2 & 8 PCR Testing for
Amber Listed Countries

Day 2 PCR Testing for Green or Amber Listed Countries

Day 5 Test to Release

Travel Package
PCR Test & Certificate

Antigen COVID-19 Test & Certificate

1. Book Online

Book at one of our test centres, at a day and time that suits you, using our easy online booking system.

2. Quick & Easy Test

Attend your appointment and have your test administered by a qualified practitioner.

3. Results & Certificate

Receive your certificate and results securely via email by 7pm on the same day, next day or in 2 days.

Testing Centre Location

About Us

Local PCR are a private COVID-19 testing provider, founded to assist the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local PCR are listed on the gov.uk providers list for General, Test to Release and Day 2 & 8 testing.

We offer PCR, Antigen and Antibody testing at our centres throughout the UK, with Same Day results.

We are committed to providing quick and easy access to COVID-19 testing services, with results recognised by all public and private bodies.

All tests are administered by our team of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals, CE Marked and approved by Public Health England, to ensure the highest level of safety and accuracy.

FAQ

As per the NHS guidelines the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

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

2. 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)

3. 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

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is performed to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus. The test detects the presence of a virus if you are infected at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of virus even after you are no longer infected.

A PCR test for COVID-19 is a test used to diagnosis people who are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, which is the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The PCR test is the “gold standard” test for diagnosing COVID-19 because it’s the most accurate and reliable test.

We offer: • Fit to Fly Covid 19 PCR Test with Certification • Fit to Fly Covid 19 PCR Test with Certification • Test to Release Covid 19 PCR Test • Day 2 & 8 PCR Testing for International Arrivals • Antigen Test • Antibody Test
PCR test: PCR testing is considered the “gold standard” in SARS-CoV-2 detection. This test actually detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms. The test can be done at any of our centre locations. Turnaround time varies from 2-3 days range to as little as 24 hours. All of our centres offer same day tests as well as options for those that have a little more time on their hands. Antigen Test (frequently referred to as a rapid test): This test detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus. Turnaround time for results is usually very quick and, in some cases, results can be reported within 15 minutes.
At present, some airlines and destinations require testing and certificates to be issued within 24-72 hours of departure. Testing all passengers prior to flying helps to reduce COVID-19 transmission during flight. Local PCR can test you for COVID-19 and issue a certificate in time for your flight so that you can arrive smoothly at your destination. Travel regulations are subject to change. You should keep up to date with the Government’s advice about travel and find out about your destination’s requirements, including any countries you are passing through if you have a flight transfer. Please contact your airline and the relevant authorities if you are unsure about their requirements.