Before Booking your test please read the following information
Important: This test may be also accepted by some countries for "Fit to Fly". Pease check with your airline/embassy.
Before contacting us to book your test, it is important that you have read and understood the following disclaimer, by booking your test, you are confirming your agreement.
The Covid-19 Lamp Swab Test is performed at the Platinum Ambulance Service COVID Testing Centre, Platinum Ambulance Service Limited, located at The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, West Sussex, BN6 9HR.
A swab test is taken from the back of the oropharyngeal / nasopharyngeal (nose and throat) by one of our operatives, to be then placed into our laboratory equipment based onsite. Test results are given in around 45-minutes and you will be provided with an official certificate showing your results.
This test is carried out using Optigene Genie 3 laboratory equipment to test for SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA. Validation has been performed using Sigma Virocult® oropharyngeal / nasopharyngeal swab samples [MW951S] x2
OptiGene Limited COVID-19_RNA RT-LAMP SWAB tests are CE-IVD registered.
The OptiGene COVID-19_Direct RT-LAMP KIT-500 SWAB is an in vitro diagnostic test based on Reverse Transcription Loop-mediated isothermal AMPlification (RT-LAMP) technology for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA. The detection is carried out in a one-step, closed tube format where the reverse transcription and subsequent amplification of the specific target sequence occur in the same reaction well. The Genie® II, device detect amplified product in real-time using fluorescence detection. The Genie® platforms automatically run an anneal curve at the end of amplification, where the reaction is heated to 98°C and slowly cooled. This acts as a secondary confirmatory check - ensuring LAMP amplicons are specific to SARS-CoV-2. The final result is interpreted and reported automatically from both the amplification and the anneal temperature.
Platinum Ambulance Service or Optigene UK, take no responsibility for the individual requirements of countries and their entry requirements relating to Covid SARS-CoV-2 testing. The requirements for each country should be checked before entry to ensure compliance. No claims for loss of flights, travel or associated costs will be the responsibility of Platinum Ambulance Service Limited or its Directors & associated companies.
Results are valid at the time of test only.
Platinum Ambulance Service Limited, it’s Directors or any company that we are working on behalf of, cannot be held responsible for any decisions that are made as a result of this test.
All decisions for treatment, isolation or changes in lifestyle should be made in consultation with government advice and the 111-health service.
Test information service:
Platinum Ambulance Service Ltd,
Telephone: 0333 2102 999
(Laboratory equipment provider and certification holder)